The Book Borrower: A Novel

The Book Borrower: A Novel

by Alice Mattison

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Overview

On the day they first meet in a city playground, Deborah Laidlaw lends Toby Ruben a book called Trolley Girl, the memoir of a forgotten trolley strike in the 1920s, written by the sister of a fiery Jewish revolutionary who played an important, ultimately tragic role in the events. Young mothers with babies, Toby and Deborah become instant friends. It is a relationship that will endure for decades—through the vagaries of marriage, career, and child-rearing, through heated discussions of politics, ethics, and life—until an insurmountable argument takes the two women down divergent paths. But in the aftermath of crisis and sorrow, it is a borrowed book, long set aside and forgotten, that will unite Toby and Deborah once again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061153020
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/16/2008
Series: P.S. Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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