Get these two classic works of Jewish immigrant fiction for one low price.
A Basket of Apples: Stories by Shirley Faessler focuses on a series of linked stories about a coterie of Jewish immigrants in Toronto’s Kensington Market in the 1920s and 1930s. This new edition presents all six of Faessler’s acclaimed “Kensington Market” stories for the first time since their original publication in book form in 1988. After the book’s initial release she was nominated for a City of Toronto Book Award and the Toronto Star hailed her as “indisputably one of Toronto’s most gifted writers.” (Regular $18.95.)
One Foot in America, by Yuri Suhl, is a sweet coming-of-age tale that paints a vivid picture of what life was like for Jewish immigrants in North America in the 1920s and 1930s. Sol Kenner, the likeable young narrator, describes his experiences from the time he leaves the port of Antwerp at age fourteen to his engagement to Beatrice at seventeen, signalling the end of his “greenhorn” period. Some of the most satisfying scenes take place on the boat coming over to America, while others, written in flashback, present gripping tableaux of shtetl life in the Galician village where he grew up. “[D]eserves a new audience.” – Tablet Magazine, July 2011 (Regular $18.00.)
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