(Memoir, 276 pp. 2008)
Einhorn's mother was saved as a child during World War II by a Polish woman who took her in at the risk of her own life. Fifty-five years later, Einhorn, a newspaper reporter and contributor to NPR's This American Life, traveled to Poland to find the family that had sheltered her mother. There she finds herself enmeshed in a decades-old land dispute. What started as a simple journey of discovery becomes a bewildering trek through half a century of hurt feelings, resentments, and mountains of archival records.