In Amy Bloom’s newest novel, Away, 22-year-old Lillian Leyb flees a pogrom in Lithuania and arrives in the Lower East Side in New York. She begins life anew as a seamstress for a Yiddish theater. This is only the beginning of her perilous journey as she encounters more violence and cruelty in the New World. Amy Bloom is a psychoanalyst-cum-fiction writer; her previous books include Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist, and Love Invented Us.
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