Odd, where we find the stories that affect us the most. Not long ago I was sitting in beach house recovering from an unusually foul hangover, the legacy of an annual booze-up I indulge in with a group of old school friends. Seeking desperately a distraction, I happened across Heda Margolius Kovaly’s Prague Farewell, or Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968, as it was originally published.