The Two-Family House is a decent family drama. The wives of brothers live in a two-family house in Brooklyn in the 1940s. One has only girls and one has only boys, so when they both go into labor in the middle of a snow storm while their husbands are out of town, they switch babies thinking it could solve all of their problems. Instead it marks the beginning of the end.
I enjoyed the plot of this book. I love family drama, especially when it involves sisters and/or children, but something about this book just didn’t work for me. I read it a couple of months ago, and I didn’t make any notes for this review, so I can’t recall exactly what the issue was.
The novel spans almost two decades as the children grow up and the families grow further apart. The narration shifts between multiple characters. It’s a good, but not great, read…or at least it was for me.
Rating: 3 Stars