Year 2, Book 72

72. Away by Amy Bloom
This book started out really good, but after the first few chapters it took a turn in plot that in my opinion it never recovered from. It is the story of a Jewish Russian immigrant who comes to America after a her family is killed in a massacre of Jews in her village. The first part of the book describes her life in New York. It was interesting and I was looking forward to seeing where things went. But instead the book took a big turn with a long lost cousin showing up and telling her that her daughter is not dead as she suspected. The rest of the book covers her attempts to make it to Siberia to find her long lost possibly not dead daughter. I found this part of the book very boring and not nearly as interesting as what was going on before this part of the plot go introduced. I give it a 5 out of 10.

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