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Ghana, 18th century: two half-sisters are born into different villages, each one unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort; the other will be captured in a raid on her village and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem.
Set in an Upper-middle-class Tel Aviv apartment building, this best-selling Israeli novel examines the interconnected lives of its residents, whose secrets, confessions, and problematic decisions reveal a society in the midst of an identity crisis. Three Floors Up vividly depicts how the grinding effects of social and political ills play out in the psyche of these flawed yet compelling characters.
To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century.