Book Review: After You’ve Gone by Lori Hahnel

Literary 3/5

In 1935, Lita pulls herself out of poverty by becoming a jazz musician, while in the 1980s, her granddaughter, Elsa, struggles with the same tug-of-war between career and family. I really enjoyed the writing, the characters, and the dilemmas the women faced, as well as the lovingly portrayed environments the women found themselves in. Ultimately, though, it failed to grab me as a reader.

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