Rivington Street is truly an epic novel depicting the plight of Russian Jews in Russia and their journey to NYC. It illusrates their lives in NYC, their struggle to adapt, and the horrors of working in sweatshops. It's hard these days to even comprehend what a factory garment worker had to endure to scratch out a truly meager wage.
Meredith Tax writes in a fluid and compelling manner. For me, the book was impossible to put down bcause I couldn't wait to find out what each character would do next.
If you love historical fiction, please read it...you won't regret it.