The Wartime Sisters

The Wartime Sisters

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For fans of Lilac Girls, the next powerful novel from the author of Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist The Two-Family House about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret. Loigman's strong voice and artful prose earn her a place in the company of Alice Hoffman and Anita Diamant, whose readers should flock to this wondrous new book.--Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale The Wartime Sisters shows the strength of women on the home front: to endure, to fight, and to help each other survive. --Jenna Blum, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Lost Family and Those Who Save Us Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer's wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the Armory factories as a "soldier of production." Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781432861032
1432861034
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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lilypad_1
Apr 08, 2019

I agree with the other two prior reviews although I really disliked all the sister hard feelings, too much drama. Pam Jenoff's WW2 historical fiction is a much better author in my opinion.

CatherineG_1 Apr 04, 2019

Ruth and Millie grew up together but became estranged. The Second World War brings them back together where their long time sibling rivalry continues to grow. As another reviewer said, the sisters' story is long. I was more interested in the friendships that grew amongst all the women on the army base. By the end, they were all truly war time sisters.

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darladoodles
Dec 31, 2018

Ruth and Millie grow up in a Jewish household in Brooklyn. They are very different and the household dynamics haunt them into adulthood. After tragic circumstances in Millie's life, she and her toddler come to live with Ruth and family at the Springfield Armory. Millie takes a job on the line and we learn about life on the base through the eyes of Ruth, Millie, Lillian (the wife of the base commander) and Arietta (a cook on the base who used to sing professionally). I found myself feeling more interest in Lillian's story than in Ruth and Millie despite the additional backstory provided on the sister's relationship. Taking one star off for the somewhat clunky way the past was inserted into the narrative.

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