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Away by Amy Bloom
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Sep 12, 09

Read in September, 2009

This is a book that I had heard nothing about, saw it on the shelf of the local library & recognized the author's name, Amy Bloom, who wrote a book of short stories that I own but have never read "Even a Blind Man can see how much I love you". The summary on the jacket cover appealed to me so on a whim, I checked it out, started reading it and loved it. It is just so well written and she is such an amazing story teller, now I have to read other things she has written.

The story is of Lillian Leyb who is a Jewish Russian woman who survives a horrific massacre in her village in Russia, sails to Manhattan and is willing to do anyting to survive in the New World. Word comes that her young daughter might who disapperared is still alive but in Siberia and this is the story of Lillian's search for her daughter which takes her across America to Seattle, up through Canada and up to Alaska and the life she encounters in the 1930's crossing the American Frontier.

A great read and very engrossing.
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