Main content

Amy Bloom: Away

Writer Amy Bloom's novel, Away, is a searing tale of migration, exile, and motherhood.

Epic in scope, Away is the captivating story of young Lillian Leyb, whose family is destroyed in a horrific Russian pogrom and who comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When she hears that her daughter might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York's Lower East Side, to Seattle's Jazz District, and up to Alaska, toward Siberia.

A novel encompassing the searing experiences of migration and exile, motherhood and mourning, Away is at once heart-rending, nail-biting and completely unforgettable.

(Photo: Amy Bloom. Photo credit: Elena Seibert)

Available now

53 minutes

Broadcasts

Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves

In August Ann Cleeves will be talking about her novel Raven Black on World Book Club

Ten Amazing Interviews

Ten Amazing Interviews

Favourite episodes of World Book Club, featuring Maya Angelou and Henning Mankell.

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction

Henning Mankel, Patrica Cornwell, Jo Nesbo: stars of the genre discuss their craft.

Tales from History

Tales from History

From the tulip fields of 17th Century Amsterdam to the trenches of World War One.

Podcast