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Description - The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison

On the day they first meet in a city playground, Deborah Laidlaw lends Toby Ruben a book called Trolley Girl , the memoir of a forgotten trolley strike in the 1920s, written by the sister of a fiery Jewish revolutionary who played an important, ultimately tragic role in the events. Young mothers with babies, Toby and Deborah become instant friends. It is a relationship that will endure for decades--through the vagaries of marriage, career, and child-rearing, through heated discussions of politics, ethics, and life--until an insurmountable argument takes the two women down divergent paths. But in the aftermath of crisis and sorrow, it is a borrowed book, long set aside and forgotten, that will unite Toby and Deborah once again.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061153020
ISBN-10: 0061153028
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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