NPR stories about Unterzakhn
When those summer storm clouds come rolling in, reach for Leela Corman's tale of two sisters in early-1900s New York, a story that reminds you that no matter how bad the forecast looks, it can't be worse than what these women have to endure. Unterzakhn (Yiddish for "underthings") is a bleak yet touching look at twins who take distinctly different roads in life, but can't prevent their paths from intersecting. Spanning decades, the plot traces Esther and Fanya's growth from early
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