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Golden Country by Jennifer Gilmore
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Oct 01, 2008

liked it

Although this book is lacking in plot, it's very beautifully written and nostalgia-inducing. Basically the story of Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn in the 1920's -- I was sold when one of the reviewers called her "the Jewish Jumpra Lahari." A lot of very sweet moments, but I probably wouldn't have liked it nearly as much if I were not descended from NY Jews so it was like reading a history of me. It is eerily accurate in terms of describing that community and its idiosyncrasies.

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