Our Book Club is moving to the next book. Join us for one book or for all of our gatherings. We will have informal conversations about the book,
and learn from one another while sharing our thoughts and opinions
about the given book.
Our next book club selection is Two-Family House by Linda Cohen Loigan.
Here is an excerpt of a review from www.bookreporter.com:
Families can be great sources of strength and support, but they can also create a firestorm of controversy that rocks the foundation of its members’ world. Lynda Cohen Loigan has decided to tackle the ways that families grow together and apart, and why, in her thoughtful and provocative debut novel, THE TWO-FAMILY HOUSE.
Set in postwar Brooklyn, it is a story of generations of one clan in which a deep-seated secret consistently threatens to ruin the family harmony. Although the big reveal doesn’t come until the end, Loigman sets up a steady stream of hints that helped me figure out the secret well before the characters did. In some ways, this increased the tension of the novel’s trajectory but also kept my interest focused on characters who weren’t the protagonists.
Nonetheless, THE TWO-FAMILY HOUSE takes you on a tour of dysfunction and deep and abiding love in a way that reflects the entanglements that come with a close-living family.
The experience of families who remain close to their culture and to each other in the face of changing times is one that anybody can relate to, for better or worse. So THE TWO-FAMILY HOUSE and its examination of generations of a family with their own high expectations to live up to resonates on several different levels. Written as a beach read, this very literary tale actually gives readers so much more than it may seem at first.
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