Saturday, July 5, 2014

Lucky Us

"My father's wife died. My mother said we should drive
down to his place and see what might be in it for us."   

This is the pull quote from the book, and now.. I get it! 
A bizarre statement that sums up the eclectic humor and quirky characters throughout this extraordinary new novel by New York Times, bestselling author, Amy Bloom.

Eva and Iris are two sisters traveling across America during the 1940s. Iris, older, is talented, beautiful and full of ideas to find her big break to fame and fortune. Eva is smart beyond her years, an autodidact and faithful as a puppy dog. Their bizarre father, his girlfriend Clara who stars in a jazz club, Francisco the Mexican makeup artist and the list goes on and on. They eventually settle in a carriage house of the Torrelli's on Long Island and continue to make their mischief and basically survive through hard times that are unusual and hysterical simultaneously. Iris continues to sing and dance while Eva reads tarot cards in the back of a salon. They "adopt" or kidnap a small boy from an orphanage and Iris even falls in love with the Torrelli's cook, Reenie.  I could go on and on, I loved each and every one of them. Lucky Us is about love, friendship and above all never losing hope. A summer MUST for the beach, you will smile and laugh your way through this amazing cast from an incredible writer with an endless imagination. Thank you to Goodreads for sending me an early copy for review. I believe it comes out at the end of July and I highly recommend you add to your list immediately!!

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