The story of the Lehman Brothers is a fascinating one. When I first heard of the play, I thought that it was about the collapse of the firm during the financial crisis. I learned though that this is the story of the family as they left Bavaria, came to the U.S. and achieved much success, at least for a time.
Interestingly, at a time when most immigrants came to New York, the first of the brothers went South. He was involved in textiles and living through the Civil War. The story follows him, his brothers and their families.
This novel uses a free verse style. Some may not like this although I did. It made me go slowly and savor the text.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
By the way, the play was excellent if you ever have the opportunity to see it. It was VERY long but the time flew by.