Monday, July 25, 2016
The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman
I listened to the audio version of this book because I could not find the print copy at any of my local libraries. The woman who read the book did an excellent job with all of the voices and definitely added character and depth to the book. The story is set in New York City beginning in the late 1940s where the family lives in a two-family house - one family on the top floor and the other family on the bottom floor. Abe and Mort are brothers and their wives, Helen and Rose both give birth on the same snowy evening with the help of a midwife who had been nearby when a blizzard did not allow them to go to the hospital. The story is told alternately by the women, their husbands, and some of the children and is well-written, compelling, and fascinating.