Icon of Spring

Overview

In this memoir of her childhood during the Depression, Jason, whose parents came from Czechoslovakia, says, 'When I observe the easy immigration today, I am sad at how little recognition there is for the blood, sweat, and tears the crossing to America entailed for our parents.' . . . Jason's readable memoir preserves, from a personal perspective, a small fragment of America that could otherwise have been lost."--Publishers Weekly
Read More Show ...
See more details below
Paperback
$18.19
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$19.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $17.65   
  • New (3) from $17.65   
Sending request ...

Overview

In this memoir of her childhood during the Depression, Jason, whose parents came from Czechoslovakia, says, 'When I observe the easy immigration today, I am sad at how little recognition there is for the blood, sweat, and tears the crossing to America entailed for our parents.' . . . Jason's readable memoir preserves, from a personal perspective, a small fragment of America that could otherwise have been lost."--Publishers Weekly
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this memoir of her childhood during the Depression, Jason, whose parents came from Czechoslovakia, says, ``When I observe the easy immigration today, I am sad at how little recognition there is for the blood, sweat, and tears the crossing to America entailed for our parents.'' During Jason's youth in Pennsylvania's coal-mining region, money was scarce: the mine employing Jason's father and older brother operated perhaps only once a week, and bank failure wiped out her parents' savings. Older sisters left school to work as domestics in Pittsburgh and to send home some of the dollar bills Jason's mother carefully hoarded. Yet seen through the eyes of the child, life could be surprising and colorful: snatching a forbidden look at a gypsy camp; witnessing the shooting of a member of the mine's police; feeling a sense of community at the wedding of an older sister or making her first confession; encouraged by a kindly priest, who translated the grandeur of the Eastern Orthodox church into simple love between God and an eight-year-old girl. Jason's readable memoir preserves, from a personal perspective, a small fragment of America that could otherwise have been lost. (Jan.)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822958536
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 3/14/2004
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)