Lucky Us: A Novel
Publish date: July 29th 2014
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, World War II
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom was our last book club selection and discussion. It would seem it was a unanimous thumb's down. I had never heard of this book nor the author and based on the summary that I read on it in order to "vote" for our selection it didn't particularly appeal to me. This is the stor...
This novel is a roller coaster—the highs, the lows, the sharp turns and corkscrew loops. But that does not mean it's great. The entire novel is a little too crazy and unpredictable. This is the fourth of Bloom's novels that I have read—and I really enjoyed her last two, Away and Where the God of L...
This is one of those books I got from NetGalley because I had seen it on a “books to watch” type of list. As the publication date approached, I wanted to read it so I could post a review in sync with the launch. But then I began to see the book everywhere, and I was pretty sure that my review was no...
This is a hard book to review because, on the one hand, it is a shapeless mess, filled with wildly improbable events, and ends by even more improbably tying everything up into a neat bow. But on the other hand, once I got into it I could not stop reading. I liked Eva and Iris in spite of myself. And...
Read from August 21 to 24, 2014 — I own a copy Great story and awesome coverart!! I absolutely loved the convoluted tale of sisters, Eva and Iris, that begins in the late 1930's. I enjoyed Bloom's writing style and found it clever and fresh. This is a story filled with contradiction. The sisters c...