What a wonderful opportunity to hear one of our favorite authors discuss her LONG awaited new novel, LUCKY US.  Amy Bloom recently shared the most endearing and funny stories of her childhood spent reading at the library. “I wanted to grow up to be a reader.”  We hope you enjoy the clip!

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“Two teenaged half-sisters make their way through WWII-era America in Bloom’s imaginative romp…On the way to a gloriously satisfying ending, these characters are separated by fate and distance, but form a vividly rendered patchwork American family (straight, gay, white, black, citizen, immigrant). Bloom transforms history to create a story of stunning invention, with characters that readers will feel lucky to encounter.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“On a journey from Ohio to Hollywood to Long Island to London in the 1940s, a couple of plucky half sisters continually reinvent themselves with the help of an unconventional assortment of friends and relatives….Bloom tells a bittersweet story from multiple viewpoints…accumulating outlooks to tell a multilayered, historical tale about different kinds of love and family. Bloom enlivens her story with understated humor as well as offbeat and unforgettable characters…this is a hard-luck coming-of-age story with heart.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


 “Told partially from Eva’s perspective and with epistolary interludes over the novel’s 1939-49 span, Eva’s world is one of endless opportunities for reinvention—and redemption—if one only takes them. Spare and trusting, Bloom invites readers to fill the spaces her pretty prose allows, with true and beautiful results.” —Booklist (starred review)


“For her latest, Bloom offers something unrepentantly quirky, a madcap romp complete with road trips, secret identities, aspiring Hollywood starlets, and a tarot card-reading fake psychic…At its core, this is a novel of resilience, with the war serving as both a life-changing event and no more than the background noise of an impoverished existence. Full of intriguing characters and lots of surprises…readers of literary fiction and 20th-century historical, as well as fans of wacky humor, will find it an excellent choice.” —Library Journal (starred review)

#FridayReads: Lucky Us by Amy Bloom

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