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Palisades park

Sharing a family life in the 1930s near the legendary Palisades Amusement Park, a family of dreamers explores ambitions and cultural boundaries that are challenged by the realities of the Great Depression, multiple wars, and the park's eventual closing in 1971.

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  • "Sharing a family life in the 1930s near the legendary Palisades Amusement Park, a family of dreamers explores ambitions and cultural boundaries that are challenged by the realities of the Great Depression, multiple wars, and the park's eventual closing in 1971."@en
  • "Sharing a family life in the 1930s near the legendary Palisades Amusement Park, a family of dreamers explores ambitions and cultural boundaries that are challenged by the realities of the Great Depression, multiple wars, and the park's eventual closing in 1971."
  • "Bestseller Alan Brennert's spellbinding story about a family of dreamers and their lives within the legendary Palisades Amusement Park Growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey'especially for seven-year-old Antoinette, who horrifies her mother by insisting on the unladylike nickname Toni, and her brother, Jack. Toni helps her parents, Eddie and Adele Stopka, at the stand where they sell homemade French fries amid the roar of the Cyclone roller coaster. There is also the lure of the world's biggest salt-water pool, complete with divers whose astonishing stunts inspire Toni, despite her mother's insistence that girls can't be high divers. But a family of dreamers doesn't always share the same dreams, and then the world intrudes: There's the Great Depression, and Pearl Harbor, which hits home in ways that will split the family apart; and perils like fire and race riots in the park. Both Eddie and Jack face the dangers of war, while Adele has ambitions of her own'and Toni is determined to take on a very different kind of danger in impossible feats as a high diver. Yet they are all drawn back to each other'and to Palisades Park'until the park closes forever in 1971. Evocative and moving, with the trademark brilliance at transforming historical events into irresistible fiction that made Alan Brennert's Moloka'i and Honolulu into reading group favorites, Palisades Park takes us back to a time when life seemed simpler'except, of course, it wasn't."@en
  • "Bestseller Alan Brennert's spellbinding story about a familyof dreamers and their lives withinthe legendary Palisades Amusement ParkGrowing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey--especially for seven-year-old Antoinette, who horrifies her mother by insisting on the unladylike nickname Toni,and her brother, Jack. Toni helps her parents, Eddie and Adele Stopka, at the stand where they sell homemade French fries amid the roar of the Cyclone roller coaster. There is also the lure of the world's biggest salt-water pool, complete withdivers whoseastonishing stunts inspire Toni, despite her mother's insistence that girls can't be high divers.But a family of dreamers doesn't always share the same dreams, and then the world intrudes:There's the Great Depression, and Pearl Harbor, which hits home in ways thatwill split the family apart; andperils like fire and race riotsin the park.Both Eddie andJack face the dangers ofwar, whileAdele hasambitions of her own--and Toni is determined to take ona very different kind of danger in impossible feats as ahigh diver.Yet they are all drawn back to each other--and to Palisades Park--untilthe parkcloses forever in 1971.Evocative and moving, with the trademark brilliance at transforming historical events into irresistible fiction that made Alan Brennert's Moloka'i"@en
  • "With the same vivid storytelling that made Moloka'i a bookclub phenomenon and national bestseller, Alan Brennert takes us inside the lives of a family of dreamers within the legendary Palisades Amusement Park. Set during a time of upheaval in America, from the Great Depression to Pearl Harbor to the Civil Rights Movement, Palisades Park showcases Brennert's trademark brilliance at transforming historical events into irresistible fiction."

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