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Doctorow, E. L.
Boston : G.K. Hall, 1986.
ISBN 0452275725
It 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.
SUBJECTS:     Historical fiction
                        Domestic fiction
                        New York. World's Fair -- Fiction
                        Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
                        Boys -- Fiction


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