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Through the Children's Gate

A Home in New York (Vintage)


Publisher: Vintage


Language:English | Number of Pages: 336 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 1400075750 | Isbn-13: 9781400075751 | Publish date:  | Edition Reprint

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Book Description
Not long after Adam Gopnik returned to New York at the end of 2000 with his wife and two small children, they witnessed one of the great and tragic events of the city’s history. In his sketches and glimpses of people and places, Gopnik builds a portrait of our altered New York: the changes in manners, the way children are raised, our plans for and accounts of ourselves, and how life moves forward after tragedy. Rich with Gopnik’s signature charm, wit, and joie de vivre, here is the most under-examined corner of the romance of New York: our struggle to turn the glamorous metropolis that seduces us into the home we cannot imagine leaving.
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  • 5

    Quintessiential NYC

    I usually don't read memoirs, but because of the topic and Adam Gopnik's writing talent, I picked up this book for spring break. Gopnik captures the NYC experience with humor, charm, and wit. It reminded me about both the best parts and not so great parts of living in NYC.

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  • 4

    I do admire Adam Gopnik's writing, but this book was not quite as enchanting as his book about Paris, Paris to the Moon.
    Still, I love his observations of New York post 9/11, especially as seen from the perspective of his small children.

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