A Gemma Open Door book
New immigrants share a subway ride over the Charles River…and much more
The Charles River divides Boston and Cambridge, and the Red Line ties the cities together, traveling through an expanse of class and cultures along its route. When an unlikely combination of riders share an afternoon train, they are surprised to discover what’s common in their American experience.
Loretta Welch has lived and worked as a writer throughout the country. After studying at Trinity College, Dublin, working in publishing in San Francisco, she landed in Boston’s North End, steps away from the shore on which her immigrant ancestors first set foot, five generations ago. Yankee Doodle is Welch’s first novel.
Paper, 90 pages
Reading level: 5.2