[Book Review] The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

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imposterbook_blurb

 

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE

A young, enigmatic woman—Lily Azerov—arrives in post-war Montreal expecting to meet her betrothed, Sol Kramer.
When Sol sees Lily at the train station, however, he turns her
down. His brother, Nathan, sees Lily and instantly decides to
marry her.

But Lily is not who she claims to be, and her attempt to live a quiet life as Nathan Kramer’s wife shatters when she disappears, leaving her baby daughter with only a diary, an uncut diamond and a need to discover the truth.

Who is Lily and what happened to the young woman whose identity she stole? Why did she leave and where did she go? It is up to the daughter Lily abandoned to find the answers to these questions as she searches for the mother she may never find or truly know.

 

thoughts

I got mixed feelings about this book. The first part is very interesting, the middle part is boring *yawn*, and the last chapters are just okay.

I picked this book to get more in depth with holocaust. It’s about a woman who stole one’s identity during war. She was involved in an arranged marriage, gave birth to a baby girl, then disappeared.

Faux Lily wrote letters to her daughter, Ruth, and sent her stones. One day, they reunited just for a moment. Lily/Yanna didn’t tell her husband about Ruth, so that’s it.

I don’t understand why Faux Lily left her baby (with no remorse).

 

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Having sadness doesn’t mean you can’t have happiness too.

What begins in deception continues in deception.

Did he not even know that curiosity about our own origins is what defines us as human?

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booktrack

 

1. Everytime We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald
2. Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Chuck Berry
3. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
4. Take the A Train – Duke Ellington
5. These Foolish Things – Artie Shaw
6. All The Things You Are – Charlie Parker
7. You Send Me – Sam Cooke
8. I Only Have Eyes on You – The Flamingos
9. Blueberry Hill – Glenn Miller
10.Why Do Fools Fall in Love – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

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About lustandcoffee

A housewife, a mother, a passionate literati, a writer, a tea addict & occasional traveler. I also translate some articles for a business magazine. I'm a contributor for Writer's Magz Indonesia.

Posted on June 12, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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