Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon

Beyond the Pale2 Loved It
2 Liked It
1 Disliked It
Hated It

• Trying to be like The Jungle but just not as good. Really, come on, does everyone really need to be gay? – Sarah
• I do not finish many books, but I got into this one and really enjoyed it. It was a quick read. I liked how the author switched narrators, and it easily transitioned through the rest of the book. – Tami
• There were parts (like the first half) which were great and really realistic. The second half sort of lost steam and became a statement piece that lost its way. There were a few different characters that narrate the story but the way they were written, the voice was the same – a little disappointing and confusing on that end. Overall I liked it but didn’t love it. – Danica
• I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to get into the lives of the women and their experiences. – Carrie
• The was the most enjoyable read I’ve picked up in awhile. Although I’ve read many books growing up about Eastern European immigration and pogroms, this was not romanticized, but felt realistic. I didn’t feel that the love story was quite realistic, but enjoyed the characters anyway. – Marlo

Conclusion: This was mostly well liked and we were so eager to talk about it that we skipped our usual book club business conversation and dove straight into the discussion.

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