In this story, Rache is learning about the shocking history of her family through her Nana Sashie’s story about her family’s escape from Russia when she was just a little girl. The story shared has spanned several late night visits to Nana Sashie’s room and picks up the evening Rache’s father gives the gift of the symbolic samovar to the family. (McGraw-Hill Open Court, 2002)
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