Amy Bloom: "Lucky Us"

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Amy Bloom

Deborah Feingold

Amy Bloom: "Lucky Us"

Best-selling author Amy Bloom, writer of "Away" and "Come to Me,” discusses her new novel: a story of two teenage half –sisters who head to Hollywood and take us on a journey through 1940s America.

”My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us.” So begins the latest novel by best-selling author Amy Bloom. In “Lucky Us,” she takes us on a journey through 1940s America. We follow two teenage half-sisters who are disappointed by their families and leave their hometown in Ohio for Hollywood. Amid World War II, they finally settle in New York and create their own unconventional family. It’s a story about love, heartbreak and luck told partly through letters written by the characters. Join Diane for a discussion of “Lucky Us” with author Amy Bloom.

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Amy Bloom

author of several best-selling novels including: "Come to Me," a National Book Award finalist, and "A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You," nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and "Away." She writes for The New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. She also teaches creative writing at Wesleyan University.

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From the Book, LUCKY US by Amy Bloom. Copyright © 2014 by Amy Bloom.
Reprinted by arrangement with Random House, an imprint of Random House ,
a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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