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characters The Sugar House ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ì A gripping historical fiction that will transport you back in time to the Detroit of the 1920's a world of Speakeasies Gangsters Auto Barons Flappers Lawlessness and InnovationJoe a young boy growing up in Detroit navigates between his family's strong Polish traditionsA gripping historical fiction that will transport you back in time to the Detroit of the 1920's a world of Speakeasies Gangsters Auto Barons Flappers Lawlessness and InnovationJoe a young boy growing up in Detroit navigates between his family's strong Polish traditions and the electric at. For history lovers and those particularly interested in the prohibition era and the developing criminal culture of the time The Sugar House is a well researched history of Detroit in the early 20th century The settings are clearly visible and the characters well defined and contrasted especially Marya and Cappie The author captures all of the uniue voicesWe follow Joe a likeable young Polish boy growing up in America from the age of eight and are drawn into his home and the daily life of his family We taste their food pray with them laugh and cry with them We care about them Children like Joe had to grow up fast in the Polish section of Detroit but there were moments at the beginning when I thought the language and concepts relating to the eight year old boy were too advanced for such a young age I had to remind myself he wasn’t fourteen A few descriptions eg the baseball game and the drive with the doctor to look at famous houses were too long and slowed the pace of the story as did some back story when inserted into the actionHowever as Joe developed the novel flowed beautifully and the fascinating drama in the story drew me right in and held my undivided attention I gained a real sense of Joe’s goals and his motivation The Sugar House helps us understand without condoning why a youth can be lured to the wrong path Ms Scheffler has created a believable family whose tragedy impacts on the reader While transporting us back in time to a most entertaining episode in American history Ms Scheffler makes us think Would we have coped as Joe did or would we be like Marya I guess unless you read The Sugar House you will never knowI recommend this book

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Will become his mentor friend and ultimately family Together they race through the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties in fast boats and faster cars trying to avoid the law and rival gangsters while striving to satisfy the murderous leaders of what is to become the infamous Purple Ga. This book is the story of Joe the son of Polish immigrants who grows up in Detroit in the first half of the 20th Century The book caught my attention because it deals with the Purple Gang a famous rum running mob during Prohibition that was also the subject of the first book in Loren Estleman's Detroit history seriesJoe starts his journey as the son of copper miners in Calumet at the same place and time that my dad's family was getting established down the road and then moves to Detroit living only a few miles from where my mother's family was getting their start in the United StatesJoe's happy life is destroyed by his father's death in World War I and he ends up working for the Sugar House Gang a group that I researched for a project about Prohibition era Detroit Without giving away the plot Jean Scheffler does a wonderful job of echoing the Detroit that I heard about from my grandparents and blending it with Joe's adventures as a whiskey smuggler Unlike Estleman's characters Joe is a street level soldier but he still manages to run across Clara Bow Gary Cooper Ty Cobb and many of the other stars of the 1920sI strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of Detroit as it changed so drastically in the first half of the 20th Century but you can enjoy it even if you know nothing about our fair city

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The Sugar HouseMosphere of America's fastest growing city until a sudden illness and heart wrenching death force him to grow up much too soon He finds work with an ambitious group of Jewish immigrants known as the Sugar House Gang To support his family Joe runs liuor up the river with Cappie the man who. Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review The Sugar House was a book that clearly had the best intentions it was well researched fact based and has the promise of being a good historical fiction The characters were like able the plot was interesting but that wasn't uite enough for me What could have been a lively trip back into the 1920's fell short in a few key areas in a way that made it difficult for me to really love it I just felt this may have been a book that was in the too soon category for meOne of the biggest problems with Sugar House was the tendency to info dump There were clear history lessons that just made the flow of the book slow down tremendously Great historical fiction in my eyes takes you back into the past and lets you experience it without being too obvious about what's happening This story was very clear when it was teaching Every polish word was followed by a translation unfamiliar events and holidays were clearly explained in text and I didn't feel it was entirely necessary When Joe goes up to his dad and calls him Ojciec I don't need to know right away that means dad I like when the author lets me learn a little on my own There were also some areas I felt this book just needed a beta reader or some context editing One of my biggest pet peeves is when words are used too close together and this book had lots of areas where that was happening They were cutting up onions then they put the onions in the pot and the smell of onions filled the air It just needed some careful revision to help make sure things like that didn't happen The beginning was also really slow in comparison to the pace at the end I think part of this was because so much information was crammed into the early chapters The end of the book was the best in my eyes because it focused less on all the facts and stayed true to the actual storyThe dialog in this novel felt flat in a lot of places and I think part of that came from all the information these characters were forced to say There was a scene where the Doctor drives Joe through a rich neighborhood and gives him a house by house run down of who lives there I'm not sure scenes like that are believable at least to me as a reader Some of these problems were really a shame because I felt I might have enjoyed it otherwise I liked seeing characters develop and grow with time and I felt there was a lot of heart in the story The trials Joe and his family go through are realistic and show a lot about the time era I just wish it was easier to immerse myself and enjoy those moments In the end while this book showed the promise of a good historical novel for a casual reader it was just too heavy