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Jun 8, 2020

Lynda Cohen Loigman grew up in Longmeadow, MA. She received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. Her debut novel, The Two-Family House, was a USA Today bestseller and a nominee for the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards in Historical Fiction. Her second novel, The Wartime Sisters, was selected as a Woman's World Book Club pick and a Best Book of 2019 by Real Simple Magazine. She is currently at work on her third novel.

You can find Lynda at www.lyndacohenloigman.com

In this episode we talk about Lynda's two books The Two Story House and The Wartime Sisters. Lynda talks about her creative writing process involving the  alternating narrative between characters thus showcasing the character's unique way of speaking and thinking.

As a child, Lynda was fascinated by the stories that her mother and aunts shared about living in Brooklyn. After practicing law for ten years Lynda decided to follow her passion and write. Using the stories she heard as a child, Lynda  writes about women, and in particular sisters and sister in laws and the complex dynamic that often exists in those relationships. 

 

Favorites:

Book: Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

City: Paris 

Quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"- Eleanor Roosevelt

Girl boss: her daughter

 

You can purchase Lynda's book here.

You can find out more about Emily Schuman's initiative here.