Traveling to Romania, author Jeffrey Gorney's search for long-lost family
sheds light on other lives in other times. He discovers ancestral towns and places.
He unearths family history and mystery, and a royal scandal. His account of the Iasi Pogrom in Romania foreshadows the fury of the Holocaust.
Sweeping across continents and decades, with photos and even recipes, Mysterious
Places: Memoir. Journey, Quest. explores the power of the past upon the present, why families matter, and how family stories shape us and can lead to self-discovery.