This is the sequel to the award winning book called The Heart of Bakers and Artists, previously named Daily Bread. I highly recommend both!
I loved this book as it jumped right back into the Lower East Side in New York in 1911 with the Italian Immigrant family that I fell in love with in the first book. The way Antoinette writes makes it feel as if you are there: seeing the sights, hearing the sounds, smelling all of the smells. A good book is an empathy machine and this book allowed me to be part of a period in time that is impossible to physically travel to.
So what does a loaf of bread, buttons, a baseball, “America, The Beautiful” sheet music and strawberries have to do with this story? You’ll have to read it to find out. -Christina Dankert Teacher and Author