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Publisher's Summary

The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair...

©2014 E.L. Doctorow (P)2014 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“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)

World’s Fair is better than a time capsule; it’s an actual slice of a long-ago world, and we emerge from it as dazed as those visitors standing on the corner of the future.” (Anne Tyler)

“Doctorow has managed to regain the awed perspective of a child in this novel of rare warmth and intimacy.... Stony indeed in the heart that cannot be moved by this book.” (People)

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