Amy G Coombs

author, reader, teacher

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AWAY by Amy Bloom

Just finished AWAY by Amy Bloom, about an immigrant Jew in the early 1900s. The author keeps a psychic distance, and often weaves out of the protagonist’s point of view to step back and observe the future of other characters, and yet I felt utterly moved by her dilemma and couldn’t put the book down. How does Amy Bloom do this?