July 1, 2019 (by Jessica Girotti)

Validating on so many levels, this sweeping novel spans three generations in the lifetime of sisters Jo and Bethie Kaufman. It begins in the fifties and follows the lives of the two very different girls down two very different paths. This is a story about women. Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and lovers - how we build each other up and tear each other down, the issues we face, and how we ALL struggle with finding our place and discovering who we are.

If you loved The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne, you'll love this one.

Unputdownable-ness: High
Ugly Cry Potential: High
LOL: Low
Character Development: Amazing
Originality: High
Quality of Writing: Great
Intellectual Depth: Medium-High
Emotionally Trying/Hard to Read: Medium-Low

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