McBride’s latest is a cultural timepiece of 1930s America; a clashing cultural deep dive into the everyday lives of Jewish, Black, and white communities in a small town. The character development is excellent. You’ll enjoy the turns of phrase (not heard since your grandparents’ era), the unity found through music and the dancehalls of old, the connectedness of small communities, the politics of local unions and churches, and even the horrors of mass asylums. It’s truly a window into a bygone era.
–Kathy, The Well-Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene, ID