The Jazz Palace

The Jazz Palace

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"In the midst of boomtown Chicago, two Jewish families have suffered terrible blows. The Lehrmans, who run a small hat factory, lost their beloved son Harold in a blizzard. The Chimbrovas, who run a saloon, lost three of their boys on the SS Eastland when it sank in 1915. Each family holds out hope that one of their remaining children will rise to carry on the family business. But Benny Lehrman has no interest in making hats. His true passion is piano--especially jazz. At night he sneaks down to the South Side, slipping into predominantly black clubs to hear jazz groups play. One night he is called out and asked to sit in on a group. His playing is first-rate, and the other musicians are impressed"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385539739
0385539738
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mor
Description: 245 pages ; 25 cm

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