The Resource Ravenscraig, Sandi Krawchenko Altner

Ravenscraig, Sandi Krawchenko Altner

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Sandi Krawchenko Altner
"Nothing is more important to Rupert J. Willows than the image he has built to hide the deep secret of his impoverished past. Even his wife does not know the story of his true identity. A master manipulator, Rupert schemes his way into the upper class. He ascends to power in Winnipeg's inner circles once he moves his family into the opulent mansion, Ravenscraig Hall, in the tony neighbourhood of Armstrong's Point. Rupert is a ruthless, charming and charismatic city alderman with a talent for exploitation and a flair for avoiding the stain of scandal. He is virulently anti-foreigner, and sees little need to pay attention to the city slums that absorb the crushing numbers of newcomers. Rife with disease and poverty, the desperately overcrowded immigrant neighbourhood is a ramshackle collection of refuse that would come to be known as Winnipeg's North End. For Malka Zigman, the drive to succeed is born from a drive to survive. Orphaned in London, she makes her way to Canada in 1900, to join her uncle Zev and his family. They are hardworking Jews who recently escaped the poverty and violence of the Russian Pale of Settlement and are struggling to put down roots in Winnipeg. With family resources stretched thin, Malka determines to make her own way in the new country. She transforms herself into Maisie Rosedale, and crosses over into the world of 'the English', as a maid at Ravenscraig. Fate and fortune bring the Willows and Zigman families into each other's secrets as their futures entwine. Tragedies, typhoid, and the Titanic grip their lives and illuminate a dark corner of Winnipeg's past as it rose to become one of the fastest growing cities in North America". -- cf. tner/ravenscraig
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Altner, Sandi Krawchenko
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no index present
Literary form
  • Family secrets
  • Jews
  • Immigrants
  • Historical fiction, Canadian
  • Winnipeg (Man.)
Ravenscraig, Sandi Krawchenko Altner
21 cm.
528 p.
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  • (CaMWU)u2808914-01umb_inst
  • 000040033887
  • (Sirsi) i9781896150673
  • (OCoLC)759029933
Ravenscraig, Sandi Krawchenko Altner
21 cm.
528 p.
Isbn Type
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2808914-01umb_inst
  • 000040033887
  • (Sirsi) i9781896150673
  • (OCoLC)759029933

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