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Sima's Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stanger-Ross
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Aug 26, 2011

really liked it

I just finished this book today. Actually it only took me two days to read. Sima is the owner of a basement shop in Boro Park that sells lingerie. Boro Park an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Sima's childless and unhappy. Timna is an Israeli woman who needs a job while she waits for her boyfriend to finish his stint in the Israeli military. The two hit it off and their relationship hits more than a few notes of codependency. Sima's marriage has become loveless and she pretty openly lives vicariously through Timna while at the same time, treating Timna as the daughter she never knew she had. There was one really, really unforgivable gaffe on Sima's part that almost had me putting the book down and walking away in disgust. But overall this is a heartfelt book that tells the story of a woman learning that it is okay to live a life of imperfection.


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