Wartime Sisters (Loigman) - Book Reviews

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The Wartime Sisters is an indictment of how we judge others by their looks. Lynda Loigman explores the roles women played during World War II and won freedom. Never ever the role of women during World War II was explained in such a brilliant way in a book of fiction.
Washington Book Review

Historical fiction fans will love Lynda Cohen Loigman's The Wartime Sisters―a fresh take on the World War II novel. Sisters Ruth and Millie find themselves back in each other's lives after a long estrangement when Millie and her son turn up on Ruth's doorstep needing a place to stay. While the two help the war effort by working at an armory factory in Massachusetts, their past secrets bubble to the surface.
Real Simple

This touching book tells the story of two sisters who are reunited during World War II. The problem (other than, you know, war)? One sister is living the "good" life as an officer's wife, while the other is a factory worker―causing understandable tension that strains their bond. Read this, and then give your own sister a call.
Woman's Day

Estranged sisters seek connection and purpose at the Springfield Armory during the tumult of WWII…. With measured, lucid prose, Loigman tells a moving story of women coming together in the face of difficulties, both personal and global, and doing anything to succeed.
Publishers Weekly

Loigman provides a behind-the-scenes look, in alternating points of view, at women fighting their own wars at home.… [A] heartfelt picture of women's daily life during wartime through the eyes of two extraordinary sisters. —Laura Jones, Argos Community Schs., IN
Library Journal

With a perceptive lens on the challenges of whittling away grievances that have built up over years, The Wartime Sisters is a powerful pressure cooker of a family drama.

[F]our women negotiate the World War II homefront.… The stark, painful depiction of "looks-ism," 1930s style, undercuts the anodyne message of the novel's resolution. Though it highlights historic advances for women, this book is really about gender discrimination in the home.
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