|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
With this debut novel based on the city she knows and loves, she is fulfilling her lifelong ambition to be a writer. A Chicago native, she still loves in the Chicago area most of the year, dividing her time between Chicago and Florida.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Life Less Lived by Eileen Ladin-Panzer is a 389 page book written in third person. It chronicles the life of the Borsky family, first generation immigrants, in 1945 Chicago. The story shows the hardships of trying to live the American dream and still hang on to your heritage. What it is like to have monotonous days of hard labor, for not much money, and night-school to learn English. Trying to adapt to a new way of life in post-war America was a constant battle. I thought the characters were fleshed out fairly well. Their personalities conveyed their internal struggle to find happiness and their place in life. I would have felt a little more connection if there had been more interaction. The narrator tells a lot of the book rather than the characters. There is page after page with no dialogue. I think the book needs a good edit. There is way too much description too. Less is more in this case. I believe there is a good story in there, it just needs to be streamlined and it will read much smoother.