I polished off this novel this morning - what a story! I was riveted. I wish I could go about summarizing this book, but it's just too much to talk about. The Siege of Sarajevo, where this story takes place, is something I didn't pay much attention to when it was happening - I was still quite young. But reading this story, which is based on true events, was very unsettling. At its core, it is a hopeful novel about the human spirit surviving amid terrible, unthinkable conditions. But it still unsettles the reader that these conditions ever happened at all.