In this companion's guide to Lucyk-Berger's novels set in WW2 Ukraine (Souvenirs from Kiev and The Woman at the Gates), readers have access to 15 articles covering the cultural, historical and personal background that inspired the author's dramatic works. Learn about the people who inspired the characters, the research that was applied and what was fictionalized. Take an up-close and personal journey from Ukraine to the diasporas of the west. You'll find insights, revelations, and a good dose of poignant humor. It's like taking a seat at the Lucyk family table. Come on in. The door's open.