City of Grit and Gold, will be available on May 1st, 2017 through Allium Press.

The streets of Chicago in 1886 are full of turmoil. Striking workers

clash with police…illness and injury lurk around every corner…and

twelve-year-old Addie must find her way through it all.

Torn between her gruff Papa—who owns a hat shop and thinks the

workers should be content with their American lives—and her beloved

Uncle Chaim—who is active in the protests for the eight-hour day—

Addie struggles to understand her topsy-turvy world, while also keeping

her family intact.



Set in a Jewish neighborhood of Chicago during the days surrounding

the Haymarket Affair, this novel vividly portrays one immigrant family’s

experience, while also eloquently depicting the timeless conflict between

the haves and the have-nots.