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#27: Sima's Undergarments for Women - Ilana Stanger-Ross


Synopsis & Book Info:
Nestled in a tight-knit Brooklyn community, 65-year-old Sima Goldner’s discount lingerie shop is a prime business in her orthodox Jewish neighborhood, and, more importantly, it is also a haven for the many women who frequent her small basement store. Discontented with her marriage to a bumbling, retired schoolteacher named Lev, Sima pours herself into her business and her varied customers, many of whom use the privacy of her shop as a forum to ruminate about their relationships, families, and lives. Sima’s everyday routine is indelibly changed with the arrival of the young, vibrant Timna, an attractive Israeli expatriate who applies to work as a seamstress. As the relationship between Sima and Timna evolves, Sima finds herself confronting the realities of her infertility and the complexities of her past, long shrouded in shame and adolescent regret. Backdropped by the shop’s colorful patrons, Stanger-Ross’ engaging novel follows Sima as she struggles to find balance in navigating her newfound relationship with Timna while exploring the intense depths of personal reconciliation and redemption.

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN-13: 978-0143117483
Purchase at Amazon


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My Opinion:
This was a good solid read, featuring a very strong woman and a young woman that shows her to be more of herself.
It is a good book, but I don't know how memorable it will be a week from now.
I also wonder if Sima has lesbian tendencies. Read the book and tell me if you agree. Not that it bothers me. I just felt like she was a little confused about her own sexuality at times.
The other thing that kind of bothered me was the author describing the setting. I would have thought it to be some time in the fifties, if not for Starbucks and stuff like that. It was a little distracting, when my mind wanted to be in a different time.


3/5


Recommend? To women.


~I received a copy from Penguin. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. I did wonder about the lesbian tendencies myself. I found those portions to be slightly confusing!

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  2. I would like this book a lot. Thanks.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  3. Doesn't sound for me but I love the cover ;)

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  4. the shop makes for an interesting backdrop.

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  5. Doesn't sound like one I'll pick up. Thanks for the honest review.

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  7. I think the relationship of a couple can be nurtured by being true and sweet. Undergarments as a gift for wives will create a romantic spark.

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