Review of “Lucky Us.”

luckyusMy review of Amy Bloom’s fantastic new novel Lucky Us is now live at the Lincoln Journal-Star (and in Sunday’s paper). How it begins:

In “Lucky Us,” the new novel by Amy Bloom, half-sisters Eva and Iris find themselves living together, suddenly, after Iris’ mother dies, and Eva’s mother inexplicably drops her off at her father’s house, accompanied only by a suitcase. A very distinctive personality, Iris bosses around, but also shelters, her quiet new sister. After forming a quick bond, the girls abscond to Hollywood so Iris can pursue her nascent starlet dreams. The rest of the book traces their lives together and apart, and the interesting people who populate their world.