Boston : G.K. Hall, 1986.
is amazing the amount of detail E.L. Doctorow can recollect about his childhood
growing up in New York City. The result is a novel with interesting background
setting -- Jewish immigrants, some who get rich and others barely making
it. The child's point of view crystallizes our own impressions of very
young memories -- at the mercy of big people around us. Reading "World's
Fair", we enter the hustle of big city life, fast-moving family life, impressions
of Hitler, citizenship, older brother tales, dad's music store and planning
and visiting the World's Fair with your best friend, a girl, whose mother
turns out to have a very interesting job at the Fair.
New York. World's Fair -- Fiction
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Boys -- Fiction
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