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Author: Belva Plain
Rating: 5 star. All the stars.
Book Blurb: Born into poverty and fear, Anna is desperate to leave her native Poland. Determined to make something of herself, Anna moves into a cramped New York slum and finds a job in a sweatshop. When two very different men fall in love with her, Anna is destined to be forever torn in love and loyalty.
****One of the best books I've ever read.*****
This is the book I've been looking for. Following one character through their entire lives, 705 pages, and the story never dragging. Secondary characters so powerful in their own right, they feel like people you know. History woven effortlessly into the fiction. This book hit all the right notes.
I'm sorry it's over.
It is the first in a series though and I own the next book, so that tempers my book hangover.
If you're even slightly interested in a book like this, go read it. You won't be disappointed.