A Stone in My Shoe: In Search of Neighborhood

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Poet George Ellenbogen's memoir is more than a collection of anecdotes of his immigrant family and their journey from Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian empire to Montreal in the 1920s. "A Stone in My Shoe" charts his discovery of how an immigrant Jewish neighborhood--a tight-knit shtetl with extended families that had its own shops, institutions, and daily Yiddish newspapers--sustained him and his family as well as thousands of others. The revelations ripple outward and what surfaces--the markers of his parents' navigation in ...

A Stone in My Shoe: In Search of Neighborhood 2013, Vehicule Press

ISBN-13: 9781550653564

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