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Hurwitz, Johanna
New York : HarperCollins, 2002
IL 5-8
ISBN 0060298405
Dossi has returned from her stay in Vermont.  She was part of the Fresh Air Fund that sent poor children from New York City to rural homes for two weeks.  Those two weeks in the summer of 1910 were happy ones for Dossi.  Now she continues her involvement with Emma and her family through a series of letters.  Dossi writes long, detailed letters about the things going on in her life in New York City.  Dossi lives with her older sister in one room of an apartment.  That changes when Ruthi marries  Meyer, the local pharmacist.  Meyer makes a comfortable salary and can afford his own apartment.  And Ruthi can quit her job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.  Many of the people in their neighborhood work in the garment industry.  The girls work as seamstresses.  The job is not an easy one.  The days are long and the conditions are harsh.  Dossi relates all this and more to her friend Emma in this continuation of "Faraway Summer".
SUBJECTS:     Immigrants -- Fiction.
                        Jews -- New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Russian Americans -- Fiction.
                        Letters -- Fiction.
                        New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction.


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