American Jewish immigrant stories are abundant, but this one tries to cover all branches of the family tree. It is the genealogy and history of the family that founded the MaidenForm Bra company and its rise to fame and fortune in America, the land of opportunity. For part of the family, it is a Holocaust story; for another branch it is a story which takes on the founding of the state of Israel in the Palestinian Gaza Strip and the troubles which ensue. The action is a bit slow, but as examples of immigrants seeking a better life, it has something to offer. It is detailed (maybe too detailed) and its many characters are hard to keep straight.
This was a Bargain Book from Deadalus Bookstore in NY City and a bargain at 3.98. I’m glad I read it.