An indispensable volume of immigrant literature in a new trade paperback format and design. Individually, each of these 27 stories is authentic and immediate, as memorable as family history passed from one generation to the next; taken together, they comprise a vivid, enduring portrait of the struggles of immigrant Jewsparticularly womenon New York's Lower East Side.
Author Biography: Anzia Yezierska was born in about 1880 in a village in Russian Poland, and immigrated to New York City 1890s. She is the author of a memoir, several short story collections, and many novels. She died in 1970.