World's Fair by E. L. Doctorow
The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair.
The 1413th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 47th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
- - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)