Book pak Jewish Contemporary Classics, Inc. 2002
CS ISBN 1893079082 $39.95 Six cassettes
Kate Simon is the author of NEW YORK PLACES AND PLEASURES, a guidebook first published in 1959, which many consider the best such book about New York ever written. It's no surprise, then, that BRONX PRIMITIVE, a guidebook to one child's immigrant experience in New York, should also be a gem of its kind. Simon, who was born in Warsaw in 1912, arrived in the Bronx with her family when she was 6 years old. She has a gift for recollecting the colorful and fragrant details that made up her streets and the character, and characters, of her childhood world. The astonishingly versatile Barbara Rosenblat brings these vanished people, places, and pleasures to vibrant life. B.G. 2003 Audie Award Winner (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]
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