The Imposter Bride

The Imposter Bride

A Large Print Novel

Large Print - 2012
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In the wake of World War II, a young woman named Lily arrives in Montreal expecting to be married to a man she's never met. Upon seeing her at the train station, Sol Kramer turns her down. His brother Nathan marries her out of pity, which turns into a deep but doomed love. Lily is not who she claims to be. Her attempt to live out her life as Lily Azerov shatters when she disappears, leaving her new husband and baby daughter.
Publisher: [Waterville, Maine] : Thorndike Press, 2012
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781410457479
Characteristics: 505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Apr 19, 2019

Disappointing after all the hype (i.e. Giller contender). The premise was so promising, and I even like character-driven novels. But it was boring, flat, and unsatisfying.

Oct 19, 2018

This book is character- rather than plot-driven, which is a shame because I found the characters poorly developed and superficial. So, for me the whole thing just fell flat.

Jul 14, 2018


May 16, 2018

I enjoyed this book; descriptions of grieving survivors of war were heart wrenching. The book was not depressing though, as the family and the narrator (daughter of one of those survivors)at the center of it were admirable.

Apr 10, 2017

enjoyed this book -well crafted read that does not reveal identity until end and keeps one guessing -ending not a let down.

Aug 11, 2016

I was fascinated by the story at the beginning but soon realized that in so many instances it was repetitive. One person took a diamond to a store followed by a conversation. Another person took the same diamond to the same store having a similar conversation. Then the third person started talking about taking the same diamond to the store... Same story with a notebook that was stolen from a dead girl. Its content was reiterated in a few chapters with a few insignificant developments attached to those passages. I was hoping that the imposter's identity would be revealed sooner which would make this book a bit more dynamic but it didn't happen.

Mar 23, 2016

I read this book while housebound with nothing else to do. I found the beginning exciting but the book then slowed down a lot. This is where we got to really know more about the main characters in the family. I usually don't read Canadiana so this was a pleasant surprise!

dairyqueen May 21, 2014

Good, steady read.

May 02, 2014

Disappointing for a Giller Prize nominee. The narrative is built around the mystery of the mother's past, but the story is not that interesting and it takes too long to reveal the mystery.

Mar 08, 2014

A different style of writing. Very introspective, although in parts it became a bit overdone. While the concluding chapters gave some of the basic answers to the questions readers would have, it left me dissatisfied as not all the ends were tied off. A worthwhile read nevertheless.

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Jan 20, 2016

Although this story was a bit hard to follow in the beginning because it jumped back and forth between the past and the present, it was well written and very descriptive. I had trouble putting this book down once I got halfway through it.

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