City of Grit and Gold
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.