This story is a bit different, told mostly from Eva's point of view. When the story begins, Eva is a child and it runs through her crazy, unstable life into her twenties. Even though she is the younger sister to step-sister Iris, Eva holds things together in their desperate little family.
To give you a taste of Amy Bloom's fabulous writing, here's one sentence that made me stop and read it again and again:
My father's illness became a long, bumpy, terrible road
to a place we didn't want to go,
except that the road itself was so awful,
we couldn't wait to get there.
Lucky Us: A Novel
For a great story full of wonderful twists and turns (some painful, a few joyful) and beautiful writing, Lucky Us is a sure thing.
Book Read: Lucky Us
Author: Amy Bloom