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Stories from Before: The New Voices of Immigrants in St. Louis
Book cover of Stories from Before: The New Voices of Immigrants in St. Louis
Stories from Before: The New Voices of Immigrants in St. Louis

In more than 40 collected stories, the new voices of immigrants living in St. Louis recount tales both dramatic and mundane: A Liberian tells of inheriting the role of chief witch doctor from his uncle at the age of nine. A Bosnian tells of being rescued by a fishing boat from drowning in the Adriatic Sea. A Russian vividly remembers the smell of fresh bread and cold milk after returning from the siege of Leningrad. The stories these immigrants tell, writing in their new language, will resonate with anyone who has made or observed a similar difficult transition.



Silver medal winner of the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award for best regional non-fiction.

2007
184 pages
46 black and white photographs
ISBN: 978-1-883982-62-1, $19.95, hardcover
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