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Lynda Cohen Loigman grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard College and a law degree from Columbia Law School. Lynda practiced trusts and estates law in New York City for eight years before moving out of the city to raise her two children with her husband. She wrote The Two-Family House while she was a student of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. The Two-Family House was chosen by Goodreads as a best book of the month for March, 2016, and was a nominee for the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards in Historical Fiction. Lynda's second novel, The Wartime Sisters, will be published on January 22, 2019.

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Lynda Cohen Loigman I can't tell you how happy it makes me that you care so much about these characters that you would like to read a sequel. Thank you so much for that!…moreI can't tell you how happy it makes me that you care so much about these characters that you would like to read a sequel. Thank you so much for that! I wasn't really thinking about a sequel for this story, but I am working on another family story, and hopefully there will be characters in that novel that you will enjoy. :)
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Lynda Cohen Loigman I am a very linear writer - I can't skip ahead, write the ending, and then go back to an earlier point in the story. I suppose this is because I feel…moreI am a very linear writer - I can't skip ahead, write the ending, and then go back to an earlier point in the story. I suppose this is because I feel like I need to walk with my characters throughout their journey. If I'm not with them every step of the way, I feel like I can't present their choices in a realistic manner. So for me, writer's block comes when I don't know what is going to happen next with my plot or character development. If I have a clear idea of what my goals are for the next twenty pages or so, I can keep writing. If I am blocked, I usually have to sit for a while and think about what is going to happen next. (less)
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"Very well crafted with layers that you must unravel. This is a moving story of two sisters with unresolved issues.
Very insightful views that keep you thinking long after the story ends."
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"I loved, loved, LOVED The Wartime Sisters! Ms. Loigman's characters came to life on the pages. I felt what they felt, I grieved and laughed with them. It made me think of relationships in my own extended family, as well as among my friends. I thin..." Read more of this review »
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"I'm so glad that I got the opportunity to read an advance copy of The Wartime Sisters. I had been meaning to read the author's first book, but hadn't gotten to it yet. After reading The Wartime Sisters, I will be sure to read The Two-Family House..." Read more of this review »
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“We always think our own grief is the worst—worse than everybody else’s. But the truth is, we never know for sure what the people around us are feeling.”
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“Rose filled their coffee cups again and thought how lucky she was to have Helen for her sister-in-law. When Helen was beside her she felt braver, resilient. They would go through this together.”
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