Monday, October 15, 2012

2012 book 289

Janice Steinberg's The Tin Horse
An aging lawyer, while preparing her papers to be donated to a library, discovers evidence about her twin sister (who ran away, never to be heard from again, when they were 18) and decides to try and track her down with the help of her archivist. Most of the book is made up of flashbacks to their childhoods in a Jewish neighborhood of LA in the 1920s and 30s, and that stuff is STELLAR--lots of family drama, economic drama, romantic drama, Jewish drama--I loved it. Really great details--the neighborhood came alive. The end of the book is a bit schmaltzy, but that just means I can recommend it to my mom in good faith. :) A-/B+. (Get it, in good faith! Ha.)

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in January.

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