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World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow
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World's Fair

A Novel

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Narrator John Rubinstein
Length 10 hours 37 minutes
Language English
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Summary

"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles Times

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 . . .

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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

“Something close to magic.”Los Angeles 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

“Fascinating . . . exquisitely rendered details of a lost way of life.”Newsweek

“Wonderful reading.”USA Today Expand reviews