Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lucky Us

Sisters. My first thought upon finishing Amy Bloom’s novel, Lucky Us, was how did she pack so much into 250 pages? Bloom draws us into the lives of two sisters, Iris and Eve, during the 1940s. Every life has ups and downs, but what happened to these two in a decade packs a wallop. Considering the severity of their setbacks, the title might seem ironic, but oddly enough it isn’t. Bloom accomplishes something most writers aspire to, but rarely achieve: a deep empathy among readers for what has happened to fictional characters, and from that empathy a deeper understanding of human nature, and the overpowering impact of love. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Lucky Us from amazon.com.

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