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HarperCollins, Toronto, 2002, 1st Ed/pr.  ISBN 0-00-200502-6.  Hard cover, 340 pages plus Acknowledgements.  Very good plus; small ding at top edge of front board, bottom spine end lightly bumped; binding tight with headbands; small scrape on top page block and a few age spots on outer page block.  Dust jacket with price intact shows a bit of edge and cover wear.  Book interior clean and unmarked; gently read if at all.  ‘… a girl growing up in Toronto during the Great Depression.  Living with her father, a pharmacist who finds comfort in the bottle, and her mother, a woman teetering on the edge of her own depression, Irene’s crumbling family situation mirrors the economic and social turmoil …  Yet in the midst of lives that seem lost, Irene finds strength in the unlikely form of David, a young man from the Jewish farming community of Sonnenfeld, Alberta, who is fighting his own battle for dignity, hope and a place in the world.’ (from front flap)

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