Posted by Chava Lansky
The floating house on the cover of Ronna Wineberg’s new novel, On Bitterwsweet Place shows the struggle and the lack of belonging that protagonist Lena Czernitski feels as a Russian Jewish immigrant in Chicago during the Jazz Age. The cover’s backdrop is a photo of Bittersweet Place, a street on the Northwest side of Chicago, once home to the iconic Burdick Enamel Sign Company.
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Hailing from Amherst, MA, Chava Lansky is a student at Barnard College, where she studies English Literature and Dance, and interns for the Jewish Book Council.