We Were Strangers Once

We Were Strangers Once

Large Print - 2018
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"On the eve of World War II Egon Schneider--a gallant and successful Jewish doctor, son of two world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an uncertain future across the sea. Settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, he finds solace among a tight-knit group of fellow immigrants, tenacious men and women drawn together as much by their differences as by their memories of the world they left behind. They each suffer degradations and triumphs large and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong friend, bestselling author Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a New York street corner; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley driver, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an unlikely alliance; and Egon himself is forced to abandon his thriving medical practice to become the "Cheese Man" at a Washington Heights grocery. But their spirits remain unbroken, and when their little community is faced with an existential threat, these strangers rise up together in hopes of creating a permanent home"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432848699
1432848690
Branch Call Number: LT FICTION CARTE...B
Characteristics: 467 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Notes: Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice

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valeriaedwards
Jul 06, 2018

I liked this book a lot. While the reviews called the writing glorious and wonderful, I found it a bit disjointed. For me, it took awhile for the story line and the multiple characters to fill in place. It's a cast of characters of Jewish immigrants to New York, pre-WW II. Sort of the German Jewish version of the Irish lass Eilis coming to Brooklyn in Colm Toibin's book of the same title.

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