by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Summer Suggestions

Your summer reading list might include these books: Set in the 1950s, Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt (Algonquin, $14.95) captures the airlessness of that repressive era. For Ava Lark, being Jewish—like being divorced—is just one more code word for other. Since Ava is both, she is immediately suspect in her small community. And when Jimmy, her twelve-year-old son’s best friend goes missing, the neighbors—already contending with the Cold War, Communist paranoia, and bomb threats—use his disappearance as yet another reason to ostracize her.

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