The Two-Family House A Novel Author:Lynda Cohen Loigman Brooklyn, 1947: in the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born minutes apart to two women. They are sisters by marriage with an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic night; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and their once deep friendship begins to unravel. No one knows why, an... more »d no one can stop it. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost but not quite wins.From debut novelist Lynda Cohen Loigman comes The Two-Family House, a moving family saga filled with heart, emotion, longing, love, and mystery.
"Two families, both living in one house, drive an exquisitely written novel of love, alliances, the messiness of life and long buried secrets. Loigman's debut is just shatteringly wonderful and I can't wait to see what she does next." - Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You"No good deed goes unpunished. In a single, intensely charged moment, two women come to a private agreement meant to assure each other's happiness. But as Lynda Cohen Loigman deftly reveals, life is not so simple, especially when it involves two families, tightly intertwined. The Two-Family House is sympathetically observed and surely plotted all the way through to its deeply satisfying conclusion." - Christina Schwarz, author of Drowning Ruth (an Oprah's Book Club pick) and national bestseller The Edge of the Earth« less
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I read The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman in one day, completely absorbed in the story. The power of this book is not in the mystery of one night. The power is in the ripples one decision causes for the individual characters and the changes it brings in their day to day lives and their relationships. The characters become real, which perhaps is the best recommendation I can give for a book.
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2016/03/the-two-family-house.html
Reviewed based on a copy received through a publisher's giveaway. Thank you Shelf Awareness.