Church of Marvels

Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry

church-of-marvels-picsA beautiful first novel set in turn of the century New York City, where the lives of four outsiders become entwined, bringing irrevocable change to them all.  Sylvan Threadgill, a night soiler cleaning out the privies behind tenement houses , finds an abandoned baby in the muck.  An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where she belongs.  Reviewed by Susan Dillard

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