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Solomon The Accountant

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I greatly enjoyed this tender love story about Solomon, the accountant, who knows he loves Molly, the first time he sets eyes on her. The occasion is the funeral of Molly's husband of ten months, Daniel, while Molly is sitting between Daniel's parents and her parents, at Daniel's funeral. Solomon was merely paying his respects to a young Jewish man of his age, that he didn't even know, when he saw Molly. Solomon knew then that he would wait for Molly to someday be in love with him. 

The story, told by Solomon's uncle, takes place in 1950, and is about Solomon, Molly, and also Solomon's friend Herman, who needs help realizing that he wants to marry Deborah. It begins with the funeral and it brought tears to my eyes, reading the love and tenderness of the families and friends toward the bereft. Later there are days of friends and families coming together, centered around food, to be with their loved ones during this time of loss, to remember Daniel and to console each other. 

I'm not Jewish and I don't have much knowledge in Jewish ways but the story is told in such a way that I had no trouble understand what was happening during the book. I felt like I was there, feeling the love of family and friends and feeling the sureness of Solomon concerning how he felt about Molly. I'm glad I read this book and look forward to reading more books by Edward M. Krauss. 

Thank you to BookBuzz and NetGalley for this ARC.
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