If you enjoyed Jennifer Gilmore's debut novel, Golden Country, you will absolutely love her latest, Something Red. The story revolves around a jewish family circa 1979 living in Washington D.C. Gilmore tells the story of each member of the Goldstein family through alternating chapters. I really enjoy this format in a novel because you get to learn about each character individually.
The novel is incredibly well-researched and effectively captures the paranoia and fear that occupied the American psyche at the height of the Cold War. Gilmore includes the politics in a refreshing way and blends the culture of the time nicely. It's very coming of age AND funny. You will really enjoy this read.
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