Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. (Random House) In “Love Invents Us,” Bloom’s first novel, her heroine searches for a cohesive sense of self. But in this novel, Bloom’s third, two half sisters reinvent themselves against the backdrop of World War II America. Iris, the ambitious older sister, leads them from a quiet Ohio town to Long Island (with a failed stop in Hollywood along the way), trying on new identities at every turn.
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