"Rich with imagery and emotion
Czarist Russia-the contract between the Peasant of pre revolutionary Russia, the trials, tribulations and mind numbing constraints of life in Siberia/Russia. The final escape to the wilds of America, come alive in this easy read about ""Povil"". The telling of this fascinating 'novella' is both historical, while also beautifully personal and human.
Author Paulette Velho is the 'Singing Bird' for this 'Green Branch' of her family tree. The ability to weave the music of the old ways and constraining beliefs, with an enlightened wisdom, that helped 'Povil/Paul' escape his times and culture into a frightening and uncertain future when most other Russian families and Eastern Europeans were unable to act. His courage and spiritualism proved to be the ""Keeping One Branch Green"" and set in motion an extraordinary and inspirational life.
5 Star Review by Diana"