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Lynda Cohen Loigman

Forfatter af The Two-Family House

4 Værker 1,061 Medlemmer 93 Anmeldelser 1 Favorited

Værker af Lynda Cohen Loigman

The Two-Family House (2016) 564 eksemplarer, 40 anmeldelser
The Wartime Sister (2019) 260 eksemplarer, 29 anmeldelser
The Matchmaker's Gift (2022) 218 eksemplarer, 23 anmeldelser
The Love Elixir of Augusta Stern: A Novel (2024) 19 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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Super sweet fun listen for a long car ride!
snewell2 | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jun 24, 2024 |
Compulsively readable debut about two brothers, their wives, and their families sharing a two-family house in Brooklyn just after World War II. Loigman draws in readers with a pitch perfect description of time and place, as well as uniquely drawn characters who are all-too human.

This book is an excellent choice for those who enjoy family dramas. Loigman deftly explores the relationships between the brothers, husbands and wives, parents and children, cousins, aunts/uncles with their nieces/nephews, and most especially the sisters-in-law. Their story forms the crux of the novel and affects all the other relationships.

I listened to the audio version, which was particularly enjoyable as the narrator captured the unique New York City accents.

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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jj24 | 39 andre anmeldelser | May 27, 2024 |
Sara discovers her gift as a matchmaker at an early age. In 1910, she is only ten when she sees the person who will become her sister’s husband, and brings them together. This talent of seeing love matches is a gift, but it is one that gets her in trouble with the older men who dominate that field in the Jewish faith. Still, she persists, and practices it throughout her long life. Several decades later, her granddaughter Abby has pretty much the opposite career of her beloved grandmother. Sara is a divorce lawyer. But even a career choice can be changed, if one is bold enough. Abby is surprised to discover that she has the same ability as her grandmother, and thus, she is able to honor her grandmother’s wish to find a “match” for her ophthalmologist, if she really wants to. Unfortunately, it puts her job in jeopardy. This lovely and heartwarming tale is told by two main protagonists, Sara and Abby. Each are strong women, and each are willing to stand up to others in positions of authority. Well written with delightful and likable characters, the tale is both extraordinary and entertaining.… (mere)
Maydacat | 22 andre anmeldelser | May 20, 2024 |
What an absolutely charming story! There's history, family dynamics, clash of the old world and the new, magical realism and a touch of romance. What more could one ask for?

Across dual time lines, (1920s Brooklyn and 1980s southern Florida), we follow the life of Augusta Stern. In her very early years she and her family are dealt a difficult blow. Her father, the neighborhood pharmacist, struggles to manage work and the family. Soon, his mother's sister Esther, joins them and manages their home. But Esther is old world and dad is of the new. There's so much for Augusta to learn and so many decisions to make as she plans her life's journey. Can old and new world ways peacefully cohabit? Add to that a young struggling Irving, who is Augusta's dearest friend and perhaps even a bit more. That is until he abandons her. Sixty years later, all the youthful angst and hurt resurfaces. But can all be made well? Perhaps anything can be fixed with a bowl of hot chicken soup. Please pass me a spoon.

Ms. Loigman has done a spectacular job of providing a beautiful story with a lot of heart. The writing is solid; the characters are well-developed; the dialogue fun and at times amusing; the old world ways are mysterious and magical; and the story just warms one's heart. Are you looking for a charming feel good story? Then this may just be the perfect book for you.

I am grateful to to St. Martin's Press for having provided a complimentary uncorrected digital galley of this book through NetGalley. Their generosity, however, has not influenced this review - the words of which are mine alone.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 8, 2024
No. of pages:‎ 320
ISBN:‎ 978-1250278104
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KateBaxter | Apr 13, 2024 |



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