Kate Ward
February 04, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Sima's Undergarments for Women

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Ilana Stanger-Ross
publisher
Overlook
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it an A-

Despite the excitement of owning her own ? lingerie business, Sima’s childless life seems an empty shell — until an? Israeli woman named Timna walks into her Brooklyn shop and becomes the daughter (and seamstress) she never had. Timna soon becomes an object of obsession for Sima, who tries to control the love life of her new employee as she reflects on her own. Sima’s Undergarments for Women‘s conclusion is frustrating — you’ll wait for a juicy revelation about Timna that never arrives — but no matter. In Sima, Ilana Stanger-Ross has created one of the most painfully realistic characters in recent memory, making Women more delicate and refined than the silkiest of nighties. A?

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