On Bittersweet Place

A moving, universal story of family, self-discovery, young love, and the experience of the immigrant

By Ronna Wineberg Read by Lesa Lockford Fiction / Historical / Literary English, Unabridged 9h 47m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 MP3 CDs November 25, 2014 $29.99 $19.99 9781633795471 Add to Cart
8 Audio CDs November 25, 2014 $59.99 $47.99 9781633795433 Add to Cart
							On Bittersweet Place is the powerful coming-of-age story of Lena Czernitski, a young Russian Jew whose family flees their homeland in the Ukraine after the October Revolution. The story unfolds in Chicago during the Jazz Age of the 1920s, where Lena’s impoverished family has settled and where she must traverse the early years of adolescence. Lena’s new world is large and beautiful and full of promise, but it is also cold and unwelcoming and laden with danger.

“Lesa Lockford expertly captures the voice of Lena as she moves through adolescence into adulthood, from an unsure girl afraid she will never speak unaccented English to a confident, successful woman. Wineberg’s (Second Language) quintessential American story of belonging, family life, heritage, and pursuing the American dream will resonant with listeners.” - Library Journal (audio review)