The Locket, by Suzanne Lieurance


Galena, an eleven-year-old Russian-Jewish immigrant, lives in New York City with her family and works at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory with her older sister Anya. The factory pays low wages and has terrible working conditions, making Anya yearn to join a union. Soon a horrible fire guts the factory leaving Galena with painful, horrific memories. Follow author Suzanne Lieurance in this dramatic historical fiction novel, as she describes how Galena uses the support of friends, family, and Jewish traditions to inspire her to fight for workers rights.

The Midwest Book Review calls it “a fast-paced, gripping story hard to put down.”

Find it on Amazon.


  1. Jamie said,

    2 January 2009 at 12:39

    sounds like a good read.

  2. kathy stemke said,

    2 January 2009 at 16:46

    This books is rich in detail of the time period and in Jewish traditions. Kids will learn alot, but more importantly they won’t be able to put it down.
    PS Suzanne is a wonderful writing coach!!

  3. ransomnoble said,

    2 January 2009 at 16:51

    I hope everyone enjoys the book. I am still hoping to learn more about the writing coach gig!

  4. Crys said,

    2 January 2009 at 18:44

    I really enjoy historical novels so this is right up my alley!

  5. 29 August 2009 at 08:51

    I hope you’ll read my newest historical novel – The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp – that will be released by Enslow Publishers next month (September 2009).

  6. ransomnoble said,

    29 August 2009 at 09:21

    Sounds interesting!

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