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The Imposter Bride: A Novel
by Nancy Richler

Published: 2013-08-30
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In the wake of World War II, a young, enigmatic woman named Lily arrives in Montreal on her own, expecting to be married to a man she's never met. But upon seeing her at the train station, Sol Kramer turns her down. Out of pity, his brother Nathan decides to marry her instead, and pity ...
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Introduction

In the wake of World War II, a young, enigmatic woman named Lily arrives in Montreal on her own, expecting to be married to a man she's never met. But upon seeing her at the train station, Sol Kramer turns her down. Out of pity, his brother Nathan decides to marry her instead, and pity turns into a deep-and doomed-love. It is immediately clear that Lily is not who she claims to be. Her attempt to live out her life as Lily Azerov shatters when she disappears, leaving a new husband and a baby daughter with only a diary, a large uncut diamond, and a need to find the truth.Who is Lily and what happened to the young woman whose identity she stole? Why has she left and where did she go? It's up to the daughter Lily abandoned to find the answers to these questions, as she searches for the mother she may never find or truly know.

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Discussion Questions

1. What does the novel suggest about whether families are born or made?

2. Why do you think Lily chose to communicate with her daughter through rocks as opposed to words?

3. There are many secrets in The Imposter Bride, beginning with Lily's true identity. What secrets do other characters keep, and how do you think the secrets ultimately help or hurt their loved ones?

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by [email protected] (see profile) 11/04/19

We gave this a C.
Charlene H and Christine loved the writing but no one else liked the book.

 
  "the imposter bride is well written ..."by lizblair (see profile) 03/07/16

...but hard to follow in some chapters. Although interesting, it was easy to get lost in the storyline. I would have preferred a more linear tale. The story is captivating none the less. Set in Montréal,... (read more)

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