Twitter Book Club

Twitter Book Club  

Wednesday, May 18  at 1:30 pm ET

Lynda Cohen Loigman will be talking/tweeting 

with us about her newest book #JewLit

Brooklyn, 1947: In the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born, minutes apart. The mothers are sisters by marriage: dutiful, quiet Rose, who wants nothing more than to please her difficult husband; and warm, generous Helen, the exhausted mother of four rambunctious boys who seem to need her less and less each day. Raising their families side by side, supporting one another, Rose and Helen share an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic winter night.

When the storm passes, life seems to return to normal; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and the once deep friendship between the two women begins to unravel. No one knows why, and no one can stop it. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost, but not quite, wins. Moving and evocative, Lynda Cohen Loigman's debut novel The Two-Family House is a heart-wrenching, gripping multigenerational story, woven around the deepest of secrets.

About the Author:  Lynda Cohen Loigman grew up in Longmeadow, MA. She received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is now a student of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and lives with her husband and two children in Chappaqua, New York.

Click here to JBC's reading group guide for The Two-Family House 

What is a Twitter Book Club?

A twitter book club provides the opportunity for Twitter users to engage in real time conversation about a particular, predetermined book. JBC's Twitter Book Club gives readers a way to discuss Jewish interest titles with the author and other interested readers electronically.

To participate...

If you aren't already a Twitter user, please join Twitter here. (Confused about Twitter altogether? Visit the twitter twitorial.) Follow the Jewish Book Council (@jewishbook). During the designated time and date of the book club follow the conversation by searching for #JLit. If you would like to actively participate, please include #JLit at the end of any comments or questions you wish to contribute.  If you have something to say or a question to ask, feel free to jump in, and don't forget to include #JLit at the end of any tweet so that other participants can engage with you.

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