By Betsy Carter
at the eve of worldwide struggle II Egon Schneider--a gallant and winning Jewish health professional, son of 2 world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an doubtful destiny around the sea. Settling into the surprising rhythms of higher new york, he unearths solace between a tight-knit workforce of fellow immigrants, tenacious women and men drawn jointly as a lot by way of their modifications as via their thoughts of the realm they left behind.
They each one endure degradations and triumphs huge and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong buddy, bestselling writer Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a brand new York highway nook; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley driving force, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an not going alliance; and Egon himself is pressured to desert his thriving clinical perform to develop into the "Cheese guy" at a Washington Heights grocery. yet their spirits stay unbroken, and whilst their little neighborhood is confronted with an existential risk, those strangers get up jointly in hopes of constructing an everlasting domestic. along with her uncanny skill to create indelible characters in unforgettable situations, Betsy Carter has crafted a stunning novel that would resonate with a person who has ever felt adrift and longed for home.
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We Were Strangers Once by Betsy Carter