We’re delighted to kick off our autumn season of events with the wonderful Amy Bloom, who will be discussing her dazzling new novel, Lucky Us.
When Eva’s mother abandons her on Iris’s front porch, the girls don’t seem to have much in common – except, they soon discover, a father. Thrown together with no mothers to care for them and a father who could not be considered a parent, Iris and Eva become one another’s family. Iris wants to be a movie star; Eva is her sidekick. Together, they journey across 1940s America from scandal in Hollywood to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island, stumbling, cheating and loving their way through a landscape of war, betrayals and big dreams.
Amy Bloom is the author of two collections of stories, Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, and two novels, Away and Love Invents Us. She teaches creative writing at Yale University.