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The Saga of the Steinmmann Sisters continues with the adulthood of Wanda. The family tree now has a branch in America that is growing and searching for what life means. Marie comes to visit Ruth in New York and the Saga continues. Narration was good and the story held my attention.
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From Germany to New York, it seems as though Ruth, one of the three sisters from Lauscha, Germany of the famous Steinmann glassblowing family, has forgotten her humble beginnings . . . In a slump herself, her sister, Marie, leaves Germany to come to New York for a visit . . . finding a kinship with her niece, Wanda, who is trying hard to find her own way . . . amidst ridicule and opposition from her wealthy family, particularly her mother . . . Wanda introduces her aunt to some of her unorthodox friends . . . which leads to some bizarre behavior (in my opinion) . . . I was not fond of the casual attitude towards sex in the book . . . but wasn't surprised by it . . . having lived in Germany twice . . . it didn't deter me from enjoying the book . . . which is rich in details of early 1900s New York and Germany . . . and the contrasts between the two . . . and the vast difference between the working class and the upper classes of society . . . and what those of privilege are willing to do to stay on top . . . this book is mostly the story of Marie and of Wanda . . . don't miss it . . . it is wonderful . . . I have already moved on to the final book in the trilogy . . .
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Whilst I enjoyed this book it wasn't as compelling as the first in the same series.
I'm keeping an eye out for the next one on audiobook.
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