Beyond The Silk Mills

Beyond The Silk Mills

by Leslie Rupley

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BN ID: 2940150346239
Publisher: Dameliam Books
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 324
File size: 581 KB

About the Author

Leslie Rupley, oral historian and memoirist, turned to fiction with her debut novel Beyond the Silk Mills. She draws on her childhood experiences in Paterson, New Jersey, the one-time capital of the silk textile industry, where the former mills and Great Falls of the Passaic River that powered them inspired her writing. Leslie lives in Walnut Creek, California, adjacent to an extensive trail system where she likes to spend her early mornings hiking. Her husband Bill, family, and friends are central to her life, but she also reads, knits, travels, volunteers, and has begun work on her sequel novel.

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Beyond The Silk Mills 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well researched historical fiction that develops a compelling story about a Polish Jewish immigrant family. The first quarter of the book establishes the historic context and the background for the silk mill workers strikes prior to World War I. I found this interesting as it was a part of history that I knew nothing about. Once the contect is set the real story begins and the story of Emma and her husband Meyer and their daughter Sophie takes off. The characters are well developed and I found myself taking sides in the clash of personalities and desires of the 3 family members. All in all a great first novel by Leslie Rupley and I hear that she is working on a sequel, which will continue the story.