By Jillian Cantor
A spellbinding ancient novel a few lady who befriends Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and is drawn into their global of intrigue, from the writer of Margot.
On June 19, 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg have been done for conspiring to devote espionage. The day Ethel used to be first arrested in 1950, she left her younger sons with a neighbor, and she or he by no means got here domestic to them back. Brilliantly melding truth and fiction, Jillian Cantor reimagines the lifetime of that neighbor, and the lifetime of Ethel and Julius, an ordinary-seeming Jewish couple who grew to become the single americans positioned to loss of life for spying throughout the chilly War.
many years prior, in 1947, Millie Stein strikes together with her husband, Ed, and their little one son, David, into an condo at the 11th flooring in Knickerbocker Village on New York's decrease East part. Her new pals are the Rosenbergs. suffering to deal with David, who doesn't communicate, and remoted from different "normal" households, Millie meets Jake, a psychologist who says he can assist David, and befriends Ethel, additionally a tender mom. Millie and Ethel's lives as buddies, better halves, moms, and acquaintances entwine, while chaos starts to swirl round the Rosenbergs and the FBI closes in. Millie starts to query her personal husband's political loyalty and her marriage, and no matter if she will be able to belief Jake and the deep connection they've got solid as they secretly paintings with David. stuck among those males, either one of whom have their very own agendas, and desirous to support her neighbors, Millie will locate herself drawn into the dramatic process history.
As Millie—trusting and naive—is thrown right into a global of lies, intrigue, spies and counterspies, she realizes she needs to struggle for what she believes, who she loves, and what's right.
From the Hardcover edition.