Wonderful New book to Read

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Wonderful New book to Read

Post by jckitty » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:27 pm

Just wanted to alert those of you that may be interested in a wonderful new book to read. It is non-fiction, history of the Great Depression and a treatise on immigration and assimilation of immigrants. I found it to be very involving, heartbreaking and then uplifting.
The basic synopsis is: During the depression, the authors grandfather, a Jewish immigrant who has made it well... offers to help people in his hometown of Canton, Ohio with money if they send him letters explaining their circumstances. He sent them 5.00, in todays money about 50.00.

The letters are in the book, and give such a picture of the times.
Interwoven is the story of his grandfathers past as an immigrant and the story is just amazing. Also timely,

The Name of the book: A Secret Gift written by Ted Gup.

I really loved this book, hope you do also.

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Re: Wonderful New book to Read

Post by dlrcpa » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:19 am

Thanks JCK. I remember reading a review of this book in the paper also. The library I pass by to/from work has it on CD so I will stop in the next few days and get it.

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Re: Wonderful New book to Read

Post by RecoveringDreamer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:10 pm

Thanks for the recommendation. Just put a hold on it at the library.
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Re: Wonderful New book to Read

Post by Mrscreative » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:12 pm

Bummer! Our library doesn't have that book but I am going to suggest they get it.


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Re: Wonderful New book to Read

Post by chocolite » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:04 am

jckitty, thanks for the recommendation. I just looked it up and it sounds wonderful. It has gone on my "to read" list. :-)

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