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Away by Amy Bloom
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I read Away for a book club at the library. I've never been to this book club, or actually -a- book club, and I'm kind of wishing this wasn't the book with which I'll start.

The story centers around a Jewish immigrant to America who lost her family and everything in Russia. I have trouble deciding how her frank practicality about human relationships and stations in life makes me feel. I found her callous at first. I recognize that each of the people she meets affect her profoundly, even though she seems so cold to me as she meets each one of them, and I do like her in the end. I also enjoyed getting to find out what happens to each of them after she leaves them.

At any rate, not something I would usually pick up on my own, but not boring or unlikable, either.
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