A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
Journalist Stephen Bloom discusses a modern-day culture clash: what happened in tiny Postville, Iowa when a group of Hasidic Jews opened a kosher slaughterhouse in 1987. He tells the story of how relations between the townspeople and the newcomers quickly became very tense.
- Stephen Bloom author and journalist
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