This book has picked up some great attention. It’s been on the bestseller list for a number of weeks. A renowned British potter, de Waal, inherits 264 netsuke (tiny Japanese carvings) from an uncle. This sets the author on a journey to find out where these pieces came from. It’s a genaelogical trip to his ancestors from Odessa, through Vienna, Paris and finally Tokyo. The story is captivating and full of inspiration.