Dara Horn is a great writer, and I loved much of this book. Unfortunately, the final chapter simply didn't work for me and seemed rather tacked onto the book, which is why I gave it three stars only. Someone else may be mesmerized by the ending, though.
This work of fiction dabbles in jewish & russian history of the 1940-60. It weaves many strands of stories of related family members in a creative way, but needs close reading to keep them straight. A central event is the theft of a Chagall painting and how that art work is part of the history of this family. Author uses language very resourcefully.