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Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date October 10, 2006
Pages 318
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400041817
ISBN-10 1400041813
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $25.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The author of Paris to the Moon describes the author's fall 2000 move from Paris back to New York with his family in a series of essays that profile the teachers, therapists, coaches, friends, adversaries, and others who make up their extended urban family and describe their new home, the impact of 9/11, real estate, and the meaning of life. 150,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Following the best-selling Paris to the Moon, the continuation of the Gopniks’ adventures against the panorama of a different though no less storied city as they attempt to make a new home for themselves.

Autumn 2000: After five years in Paris, Adam Gopnik moves his family back to a New York that seems, at first, safer and shinier than ever. Here in the wondrously strange “neighborhood” of Manhattan we observe the triumphs and travails of father, mother, son, and daughter; and of the teachers, coaches, therapists, adversaries, and friends who round out the extended urban family. From Bluie, a goldfish fated to meet a Hitchcockian end, to Charlie Ravioli, an imaginary playmate who, being a New Yorker, is too busy to play, the Gopniks’ new home is under the spell of the sort of characters only the city’s unique civilization of childhood could produce.

Not long after their return, the fabric of living will be rent by the events of 9/11, but like a magic garment will reweave itself, reviving normalcy in a world where Jewish jokes mingle with debates about the problem of consciousness, the price of real estate, and the meaning of modern art. Along the way, the impermanence and transcendence of life will be embodied in the person of a beloved teacher and coach who, even facing death, radiates a distinctively local light.

Written with Gopnik’s signature mix of mind and heart, elegant and exultantly alert to the minute miracles that bring a place to life, Through the Children’s Gate is a chronicle, by turns tender and hilarious, of a family taking root in the unlikeliest patch of earth.

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Hardcover
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 10, 2006)
9781400041817 | details & prices | 318 pages | 6.00 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Following Gopnik's Paris to the Moon, the adventure continues against the panorama of another storied city.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (November 6, 2007)
9781400075751 | details & prices | 318 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The author of Paris to the Moon describes the author's fall 2000 move from Paris back to New York with his family in a series of essays that profile the teachers, therapists, coaches, friends, adversaries, and others who make up their extended urban family and describe their new home, the impact of 9/11, real estate, and the meaning of life.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781598870589
 
Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (September 25, 2006)
9781598870589 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Describes the author's fall 2000 move from Paris back to New York with his family in a series of essays that profile the teachers, therapists, coaches, friends, adversaries, and others who make up their extended urban family.

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