"The Carmichael book as well as the Karjala book arrived today--so it was a red letter day! I stayed up late reading parts of Karjala and I'll go back next to read about Viipuri, my mother's birth place, and then go on from there. ...The information and connections to your extended family is what makes the history come alive. It's not just a recounting of historical events--even though that is impressive in itself-- but the actual people who lived through it all and how it impacted their lives. It's truly overwhelming to take it in all at once!"
- Lea Springer