FICTION

The Two-Family House

St. Martin's. Mar. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781250076922. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466888883. F
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In the middle of a snowstorm in 1950s Brooklyn, two sisters-in-law go into labor at the same time. Their husbands are both stuck in the city on business. Two babies are born, a girl and a boy, and a fateful decision is made that will change the course of both families forever. Beginning in 1947 and ending in 1970, the narrative alternates between the two brothers, Mort and Abe, their wives, Rose and Helen, and two of their daughters, Judith and Natalie.Read-Alikes Jennifer Gilmore's Golden Country, Binnie Kirshenbaum's Almost Perfect Moment, and Naomi Ragen's The Sisters Weiss.

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