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Author Kitty Madeson
Publication Date June 2012
Section Espresso Book Machine Books / Printed Here
Format Paperback
ISBN x4823

This sweet book of short stories is written by 85 year old Jewish author Kitty Madeson. She recalls her childhood as paradise, despite the darkness of the Great Depression. With her inimitable New York style, Kitty honours the courageous characters that put their sorrows aside to brighten and enrich her life. Her father had died when she was an infant and she was raised by her mother and two maiden aunts. Her world, The Bronx, was home to immigrants from England, Scotland, Italy, Ireland and Poland. It was an early urban village which helped to raise and form her. Theirs was a unique blend of cultures, food, music and humour, as lives were woven together around Loew's Paradise Theatre. Still in existence and recently restored, the theatre was built at the advent of the talkies - it was another world, where people went to forget their troubles for a while. This glimpse into Kitty’s world is recaptured with tenderness, humour and wisdom, and portrays everyday life in the Bronx, in that sepia tinged era, circa 1930.

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