Book Reviews

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

This book is a must read during this time of constant chatter in the news about immigration.  Follow the life of an immigrant and his mother on their stowaway journey from Leningrad in 1968.  The title indicates there is something about chance in the decision that Alex and his mother made when they decided on which ship to stowaway on the docks; the one bound for Southampton, England, or the one bound for New York.  In both instances, the stowaways had sponsors waiting for them on shore and the author spent time to detail the responsibilities of sponsors for their immigrant charges.  The author tracks the lives and paths for each in an interesting twist of writing style.  Both paths led to a life full of choice about schooling and career paths that would not have been possible in Cold War Russia.  The end of the book will surprise you!