May this pillow bring you peace. So reads the pillow entrusted, in 1906, to 18-year-old Boshka “Bessie” Markman as she prepares to board a train in Vilna, Lithuania. One of thousands of Jewish immigrants who will leave Europe to escape persecution, she travels to America completely alone. Nearly two years will pass before Bessie finally delivers the pillow to its rightful owner, who turns out to be the love of her life. Will Bessie find the peace that the pillow promises? Or will it elude her? This is not just a story about a pillow, however. Nor is it your usual story about an immigrant to America in the early 20th century. It’s a story of courage, of resilience, and love that never ends. (back cover)
Used - Like New
Very Good Condition. Like new or gently used. May show a bit of wear, slightly bent corners or covers, a light pencil mark in a couple of places.