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The Tin Horse

A Novel
Steinberg, Janice (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Tin Horse
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A rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bond sisters share and the dreams and sorrows that lay at the heart of the immigrant experience. It has been more than sixty years since Elaine Greenstein's twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. While sifting through old papers as she prepares to move to Rancho Mañana, Elaine is stunned to find a possible hint to Barbara's whereabouts. It pushes her to confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and '30s, in the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
Authors: Steinberg, Janice, 1950-
Title: The tin horse
a novel
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 340 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Janice Steinberg
Summary: A rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bond sisters share and the dreams and sorrows that lay at the heart of the immigrant experience. It has been more than sixty years since Elaine Greenstein's twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. While sifting through old papers as she prepares to move to Rancho Mañana, Elaine is stunned to find a possible hint to Barbara's whereabouts. It pushes her to confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and '30s, in the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
ISBN: 0679643745
9780679643746
034554028X
9780345540287
Branch Call Number: FICTION STEINBERG 2013
Subject Headings: Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, Calif.) Fiction Missing persons Fiction Reminiscing in old age Fiction Twins Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Jewish fiction
Topical Term: Missing persons
Reminiscing in old age
Twins
LCCN: 2012020156
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Really Good read. Well written book.

Sep 14, 2013
  • Wizards_CastlesAndBells rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Beatiful written story and very convincing. She writes like you are sitting across from her and she's telling the story to you alone. I appreciate more now what it must have been like to grow up Jewish in America during WW II.

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