The Two-Family House: A Novel
Book Discussion
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 1:30PM
King Library

Book Discussion

Author: Lynda Cohen Loigman

Facilitator: Hindel Levitin

A heart-wrenching, gripping multigenerational story, woven around the deepest of secrets a family can keep.

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 facilitator:

Hindel Levitin is the adult education and program director of The Chabad House, an outreach synagogue located in Palm Beach. She has served as a teacher, music and drama instructor, and mentor for hundreds of high school students. She and her husband live on Palm Beach and are the proud parents of seven children.

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