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A sweet coming-of-age novel about Shloime (Sol) Kenner's first three years in America, as lived in a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. The protagonist, a sort of Jewish David Copperfield, takes a job in a butcher's shop to help his tradition father put bread on their table. The cast of characters includes a colorful assortment of Shloime's relatives as well as pushcart pedd ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Now and Then Books (first published 1968)
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Susan Jaffe Pober
A "feel good" novel about a young Jewish immigrant's first three years in the U.S. Suhl's descriptive prose paints a vibrant picture of the Brooklyn Jewish neighborhood to which Schloime (Sol) Kenner & his father emigrate. A charming book. ...more
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both a read and a re-read! A really sweet book. not sure that all of its is really for 'all ages' (as the goodread summary states)--- but most of it really is!! ...more
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