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Posted May 30, 2013
I received this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for a fair
I received this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
A Dual Inheritance by Joanna Hershon is a book that is definitely for you if you enjoyed books like Tigers in Red Weather and/or Rules of Civility. The book spans from 1962-2010, and has a lot of that old American wealth, but with some twists.
Here’s a brief synopsis: Autumn 1962: Ed Cantowitz and Hugh Shipley meet in their final year at Harvard. Ed is far removed from Hugh’s privileged upbringing as a Boston Brahmin, yet his drive and ambition outpace Hugh’s ambivalence about his own life. These two young men form an unlikely friendship, bolstered by a fierce shared desire to transcend their circumstances. But in just a few short years, not only do their paths diverge—one rising on Wall Street, the other becoming a kind of global humanitarian—but their friendship ends abruptly, with only one of them understanding why.
A Dual Inheritance is a book that spoke to me. Ed is Jewish, from a poor background, and feels like all of his problems will be solved if only he had more money. Hugh, on the other hand, is from a very well-known family and only wants to shed his financial obligations to help make the world a better place.
But will they really find what makes them happy?
There’s also another side story dealing with a female friendship, but I can’t say anything for fear of giving something away.
A Dual Inheritance is an easy read and one that kept me interested throughout the whole book.
Thanks for reading,
Rebecca @ Love at First Book
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