Review: Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was rather disappointing. I thought it lacked cohesion and I struggled to like any of the main characters. It was also longer than it needed to be with characters that lacked depth dropping in and out of the plot. Honestly, I only read to the end because I was waiting for something to happen to tie all the loose ends together. Disappointed in that, too.
-Mrs. P.


Review: The Patriots

The Patriots by Sana Krasikov
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A multi-generational, epic, family saga encompassing family members moving between the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia. Idealism, disillusionment, love, loss, memory – all propel the characters across three generations of this Jewish/Russian/American family. This is well written, well-researched, and character-driven historical fiction.
-Mrs. P.