Amy Bloom “Away”
October 17th, 2007
Russian Jewish immigrant Lillian Leyb has “endured the murder of her family, the loss of her daughter, an ocean crossing like a death march, intimate life with strangers in her cousin’s two rooms, smelling of men and urine and fried food and uncertainty and need.” And all of this by the age of 22.
But in Amy Bloom‘s second novel “Away,” Lillian faces her most difficult test yet: a journey across 1920s America, for the reunion with her daughter she longs for above everything else.
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