2.07.2015

finished reading...

This is my book group's February selection. I can't figure out how I feel about it. Actually, that's part of what perplexes me--there was no emotional reaction by characters in this book. Even when the action is emotional. And I can't quite figure out what came between the sisters. I didn't dislike the book. Maybe after we discuss it as a group, it will click for me.

From the publisher:
“My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us.”

Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island.

With their friends in high and low places, Iris and Eva stumble and shine though a landscape of big dreams, scandals, betrayals, and war. Filled with gorgeous writing, memorable characters, and surprising events, Lucky Us is a thrilling and resonant novel about success and failure, good luck and bad, the creation of a family, and the pleasures and inevitable perils of family life, conventional and otherwise. From Brooklyn’s beauty parlors to London’s West End, a group of unforgettable people love, lie, cheat and survive in this story of our fragile, absurd, heroic species.

2 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

It sounds interesting. But from your reaction to it, I think I will pass. I am happy that you reviewed it

Erika S. said...

I agree with Paula. I'll give this one a miss.