Friday, November 21, 2008

Information and Review of The Locket

The following information was posted about The Locket by Suzanne Lieurance.

Description of Book:

Galena, an eleven-year-old Russian-Jewish immigrant, lives in New York City with her family and works at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory with her older sister Anya.

The factory pays low wages and has terrible working conditions, making Anya yearn to join a union. Soon a horrible fire guts the factory leaving Galena with painful, horrific memories.

Follow author Suzanne Lieurance in this dramatic historical fiction novel, as she describes Galena's using the support of friends, family, and Jewish traditions to inspire her to fight for workers rights.

5 out of 5 stars
A fast-paced, gripping story hard to put down.
May 8, 2008 By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)

Suzanne Lieurance's THE LOCKET: SURVIVING THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FIRE tells of Galena, who lives in New York and works at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory with her sister - until a horrible fire changes her life.

The fictionalization of a real historical event and the dramatization of early labor issues involves reader in a fast-paced, gripping story hard to put down.

Purchase The Locket: Surviving the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire at

Thank you, Suzanne, for sharing information about yourself and your book with us this week.



Zebee said...

"The Locket" sounds like an interesting read. Historical fiction is great because you get a good story with facts woven into it. Thanks for shairng.

Joy aka Zebee, or is it the other way around?

Vivian Zabel said...

I appreciate Suzanne visiting with us this week.

Suzanne, I hope your book does well and that you return sometime.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Because of the current economic problems books like Lieurance's should be interesting to lots of kids.

Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

I came back here and noticed I skipped a comment so here goes:

the first thing that caught my attention was Suzanne's cover. Without even reading the review or anything I knew it was something I'd love to pick up and find out more about it.

I find that covers make a big impression on readers, and as a reader, kudos to the illustrator.

Reading the review I can see why it would be a must-read book. History, youngsters as models for support for family, workers rights - this book has a drawing factor for many with various likes.

Kudos and much success to you, Suzanne.