A Secret Gift

A Secret Gift

How One Man’s Kindness–and a Trove of Letters–Revealed the Hidden History of t he Great Depression

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143120001
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

"A wonderful reminder that economic hardship can bring suffering but can also foster compassion and community." -The Boston Globe

In hard economic times like these, readers will find bestselling author Ted Gup’s unique book uplifting as well as captivating. Inside a suitcase kept in his mother’s attic, Gup discovered letters written to his grandfather in response to an ad placed in a Canton, Ohio, newspaper in 1933 that offered cash to seventy-five families facing a devastating Christmas. The author travels coast to coast to unveil the lives behind the letters, describing a range of hardships and recreating in his research the hopes and suffering of Depression-era Americans, even as he uncovers the secret life led by the grandfather he thought he knew.

A Secret Gift

A Secret Gift

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