The Imposter Bride: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jan 29, 2013 - Fiction - 360 pages
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The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler is an unforgettable novel about a mysterious mail-order bride in the wake of WWII, whose sudden decision ripples through time to deeply impact the daughter she never knew

In the wake of World War II, a young, enigmatic woman named Lily arrives in Montreal on her own, expecting to be married to a man she's never met. But, upon seeing her at the train station, Sol Kramer turns her down. Out of pity, his brother Nathan decides to marry her instead, and pity turns into a deep—and doomed—love. It is immediately clear that Lily is not who she claims to be. Her attempt to live out her life as Lily Azerov shatters when she disappears, leaving a new husband and a baby daughter with only a diary, a large uncut diamond – and a need to find the truth
Who is Lily and what happened to the young woman whose identity she stole? Why has she left and where did she go? It's up to the daughter Lily abandoned to find the answers to these questions, as she searches for the mother she may never find or truly know.

 

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User Review  - tinkerbellkk - LibraryThing

While this story of a Jewish woman who escapes to America under a false name could have been an interesting one, it fell a little short for me. I wanted to know more about the main character Lily but ... Read full review

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User Review  - lansum - LibraryThing

This book made me imagine that author Nancy Richler, who writes beautiful prose, went to a writer's workshop one day and was asked to write something about a child being abandoned by a parent. When ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
25
CHAPTER 3
37
CHAPTER 4
50
CHAPTER 5
64
CHAPTER 6
81
CHAPTER 7
101
CHAPTER 8
120
CHAPTER 11
199
CHAPTER 12
219
CHAPTER 13
239
CHAPTER 14
260
CHAPTER 15
298
CHAPTER 16
315
EPILOGUE
347
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
359

CHAPTER 9
139
CHAPTER 10
167

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About the author (2013)

NANCY RICHLER's short fiction has been published in various American and Canadian literary journals, including The Fiddlehead, Room of One's Own, and The New Quarterly. Her previous novel, Your Mouth is Lovely, published in eleven countries, won the 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for fiction and Italy's 2004 Adei Wizo Award. Nancy is the cousin of the famed Canadian writer and literary critic Mordechai Richler. She lives in Montreal.

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