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The year is 1951 and eighteen-year-old Elli and her mother arrive in New York City. Finally they can leave behind bitter Holocaust memories and become real Americans! From office filing all day, to the challenge of night school, to interpreting the intentions of Alex, a handsome and persistent doctor, Elli soon finds learning English is only half as hard as "making it" in this new world.

Against a backdrop of soda shops, skyscrapers, and subways, acclaimed author Livia Bitton-Jackson fuses old-world tradition and modern dreams, in this vivid kaleidoscope of immigrant America.

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Hello, America
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January 23rd, 2014
This is an utterly brilliant book! I started to read it in the evening, then I realised I was on the last chapter, and it was 2:30am. Also, I didn't realise until after I had read the book that this was the third in the series, yet you could not even tell. I would 100% recommend this book for anyone interested in this kind of thing.
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