Summary, Analysis & Review of Lynda Cohen Loigman's The Two-Family House by Instaread
The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman is a novel that follows two families whose lives are closely intertwined. Mort and Abe are brothers who share a two-family house with their respective families in Brooklyn, New York. Unbeknownst to the two men, their wives switch children after giving birth within moments of one another. The story traces the repercussions of that fateful night during the time between 1947 and 1970.
The narrative begins in the spring of 1947 on the occasion of the bar mitzvah of Abe's son Harry. Abe and his wife, Helen, will attend with Harry's three brothers, Joe, George, and Sam. Mort has long been dreading the ceremony. He's not one for celebrations or for spending time with his family, for that matter. On top of that, he's jealous. Mort has always wanted a son. Instead, he has three daughters: Judith, Mimi, and Dinah. His wife is Rose.
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