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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 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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Hi everyone! Thank you so much for adding The Wartime Sisters to your shelves. Some of you have won early copies, but I look forward to sharing the book with ALL of you in January. In the meantime, I thought I'd use this blog to share some tidbits about what inspired this novel.

The sisters in my story grow up in Brooklyn, New York, but the bulk of the novel takes place in Springfield, Massachus... Read more of this blog post »
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"This certainly is not the typical WWII historical fiction. This story does not focus on Europe or in a concentration camp. It is, however, just as powerful!

I loved this story of two sisters that are worlds apart but are the same. Ruth and Millie j..." Read more of this review »
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"An emotional heart wrenching novel a novel of family of estranged sisters secrets hurt.Two sisters Ruth serious Millie the family beauty emotional center of attention.living in Brooklyn . Two sisters who finally come together during ww11 in Spring..." Read more of this review »
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"I liked The Wartime Sisters. The book gives a good look at what it was like women during World War II.
I give this book four stars. "
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"The Wartime Sisters is a Historical Fiction. It has real life situations, locations and people that the story revolves around, although the actual plot and characters are fiction.
The plot was deeply emotional and a page turner. The relationship be..." 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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“It wasn't just tragedy that stripped you of control, Helen wanted to explain. It was the good things, too.”
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