NEW: Search for books with Google Maps!
   Baldwin Street
 

Baldwin Street

Author: Rakoff, Alvin Set In . . .
 North America, Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Genre: Short Stories
Time Frame: 1930s
Published: 2007
Description:
Baldwin Street presents a vivid mosaic of characters, the rich fabric of a Jewish community, and a boy's coming-of-age on the dusty, rough-and-tumble streets of Toronto's Kensington Market. Leonard Abelson is one of seven children of immigrant parents. Leonard wants to be a writer. He witnesses the affections, fears, and meager hopes of his neighbors, which are fuel for his imagination. The novel comes to a superb climax in the story of Bernie Altman, a young boy whose senseless death is emblematic of the bigotry and violence that divides the "Wops" from the "Hymies" in Depression-era Toronto.
  
Buy Now  
 
 
       
  Home Search Search with Google Maps Add a Book Contact Site Map  
 
Facebook