The Tin Horse

The Tin Horse

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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A-- The Tin Horse It has been more than sixty years since Elaine Greenstein's twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. Elaine has made peace with that loss. But while sifting through old papers as she prepares to move to Rancho Manana--or the "Ranch of No Tomorrow "as she refers to the retirement community--she is stunned to find a possible hint to Barbara's whereabouts all these years later. And it pushes her to confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and '30s, in the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Though raised together in Boyle Heights, where kosher delis and storefront signs in Yiddish lined the streets, Elaine and Barbara staked out very different personal territories. Elaine was thoughtful and studious, encouraged to dream of going to college, while Barbara was a bold rule-breaker whose hopes fastened on nearby Hollywood. In the fall of 1939, when the girls were eighteen, Barbara's recklessness took an alarming turn. Leaving only a cryptic note, she disappeared. In an unforgettable voice layered with humor and insight, Elaine delves into the past. She recalls growing up with her spirited family: her -- Booklist From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345540287 (electronic bk.)
034554028X (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC STEINBERG
Characteristics: 1 online resource (340 pages)

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canoble43
May 01, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The characters were very believable and I found myself mulling over their lives during the day. I learned a lot about Jewish customs and what they had to go thru in the early 20th century. I would highly recommend this book if you enjoy history and a little mystery!

Really Good read. Well written book.

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HerNoseInABookGal
Sep 14, 2013

Beatiful written story and very convincing. She writes like you are sitting across from her and she's telling the story to you alone. I appreciate more now what it must have been like to grow up Jewish in America during WW II.

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