World's Fair

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Winner of the National Book Award - "Marvelous . . . You get lost in World's Fair as if it were an exotic adventure. You devour it with the avidity usually provoked by a suspense thriller."-- The New York Times Hailed by critics from coast to coast and by readers of all ages, this resonant novel is one of E.L. Doctorow's greatest works of fiction. It is 1939, and even as the rumbles of progress are being felt worldwide, New York City clings to remnants of the past, with horse-drawn wagons, street peddlers, and hurdy ...

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Randall F

Nov 8, 2012

A tour de force

Doctorow takes us on an amazingly detailed journey through the intersecting worlds of pre-WWII New York City and the mind of a young boy who lives there. Full of humor and wisdom.

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