Max Berenzon is the son of an art dealer father and a clasical pianist mother. Coming of age during WWII in Paris is difficult at best, but Max takes on the additional task of trying to recover Nazi confiscated art belonging to his family. This book touches on many sensitive subjects surrounding Nazi occupation, but does focus on the thousands of priceless art works lost to the world, possibly forever. It caught my attention because the two art pieces in Max's quest are a Morisot and a Manet ... two impressionists on my personal list of "faves". Enjoyed this book very much.