37 years ago, Jack Strauss stopped talking to his beloved sister Dot & her family--& demanded that his own family do the same. Dot had married Jonah Golodny, a hot-head who had fought the Fascists in Spain & would dedicate his life to the union & civil rights movements in America--& Jack hated his politics.
Cookie Golodny understood her father's idealism, & knew that he was ready to sacrifice everything for his beliefs--even if it meant exposing his family to anti-Semitism in the mill town where he went underground.
Yet Cookie yearned for the friendship of her cousin Deena Strauss, knowing that Deena's wealthy pampered existence was the oppposite of her own. Still, weren't families meant to be together, no matter how they lived or what they believed in?
From the idealism of the 40's to the McCarthyism of the 50's to the romance of the 60's, here is a bold & richly emotional story of 2 Jewish families, of love & resentment, of betrayal upon betrayal....