This is a story of a few generations of a family. This shows how life really is. The story starts in 1905 and goes to 2012. This shows the ups and downs that occur within a family during each persons lifetime. I laughed and cried. I think my favorite character was Jenny because she always seemed to become the caretaker throughout her life. I received a copy of this book from Smith Publicity for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
I give this story a four out of five stars.
When Ida and her daughter Bessie flee a catastrophic program in Ukraine for America in 1905, they believe their emigration will ensure that their children and grandchildren will be safe from harm. But choices and decisions made by one generation have ripple effects on those who come later—and in the decades that follow, family secrets, betrayals, and mistakes made in the name of love threaten the survival of the family.
A sweeping saga that follows three generations from the tenements of Brooklyn through WWII, from Woodstock to India, and from Spain to Israel, How to Make a Life is the story of a family who must learn to accept each other’s differences—or risk cutting ties with the very people who anchor their place in the world.