By Ellen Umansky
One very targeted paintings of art—a Chaim Soutine painting—will attach the lives and fates of 2 varied girls, generations aside, during this enchanting and transporting debut novel that strikes from global battle II Vienna to modern Los Angeles.
It is 1939 in Vienna, and because the specter of battle darkens Europe, Rose Zimmer’s mom and dad are determined. not able to get out of Austria, they have the capacity to safe passage for his or her younger daughter on a kindertransport, and ship her to stay with strangers in England.
Six years later, the struggle eventually over, a grief-stricken Rose makes an attempt to construct a existence for herself. by myself in London, devastated, she can't aid yet try and hunt down one piece of her youth: the Chaim Soutine portray her mom had cherished.
Many years later, the portray unearths its approach to the USA. In modern day la, Lizzie Goldstein has lower back domestic for her father’s funeral. Newly unmarried and uncertain of her course, she additionally contains a burden of guilt that can't be displaced. Years in the past, as undefined, Lizzie threw a celebration at her father’s residence with unforeseen yet far-reaching results. The Soutine portray that she enjoyed and had supplied lasting convenience to her after her personal mom had died was once stolen, and hasn't ever been recovered.
This portray will deliver Lizzie and Rose jointly and ignite an unforeseen friendship, ultimately revealing long-held secrets and techniques that carry painful truths. Spanning a long time and unfolding in crystalline, atmospheric prose, The lucky Ones is a haunting tale of longing, devastation, and forgiveness, and a deep exam of the bonds and needs that map our deepest histories.
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The Fortunate Ones: A Novel by Ellen Umansky