Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
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Two young sisters set out for fame and fortune in mid-twentieth century America—but this is only the surface story of the funny, sad, and fascinating journey Iris and Eva take in Amy Bloom’s new novel, Lucky Us.
Iris and Eva share a father but have different mothers, and the story begins at the moment they become aware of each other’s existence. Having less than admirable parents, the two set off on their own for Hollywood, where Iris intends to use her beauty to start a film career with Eva as her younger companion. The cast of odd characters they meet along the way rivals a Dickens novel and provides a rich tapestry for the story.