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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Triangle


I recently finished reading Triangle by Katherine Weber. The novel is based on the New York Triangle Waist Company Fire. In 1911 a fire broke out in the Asch Building where 146 of the 500 workers died - most of them were young girls. These young girls, many of whom were immigrants, were poorly treated, poorly paid and conditions were harsh. Even trying to earn an honest wage was difficult as their sewing was often deemed substandard, resulting in reduced pay. Even more incredulous is the clock which was often stopped, resulting in "free" labor for the owners. The story follows a character who survived the fire and the end has a thought provoking twist.
I'm passing the book on, and if you would like to enter for the giveaway (U.S. postal addresses only), please leave a comment with an e-mail address or blog address where I may contact you. I will use Random to pick the winner. For an added entry, become a follower and note that on the comment. The contest will end July 17.

10 comments:

Helen Ginger said...

I've heard the real story before. Very interesting to base a novel on it. Thanks for introducing me to the book. I'd not heard of it before.

Love the cover. It's interesting, soft and has an "old" feel to it.

Straight From Hel

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like an interesting book and sad that it's based on a true story.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Lisa said...

This story has fascinated me since I saw a movie about it on t.v. years ago. Definitely need to add this to the wish list.

K9friend said...

I love historicals. That looks like a good one. And I'm already a follower!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Bookventures said...

Hi Anne,

This is not any entry for the giveaway but i do like the sound of the book. I have actually never heard of that story so its very interesting to come across it here. Best of luck in your giveaway.

Nancye said...

This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nan said...

I've been wanting to read this, Ann. If you liked it, you may also like to read Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop:

http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.
com/2008/09/book-reportcounting
-on-grace.html

and Lyddie by Katherine Paterson; and Bread and Roses, Too also by KP.

Really, really terrific books.

I read your blog, but I don't 'follow' any blogs. I have many bloglists on my sidebar, and those are the ones I follow in my own way by reading them. :<)

Joanne said...

sounds like a good read. Sadly,some companies today still treat employees like nothing.

http://wordsplash-joannefaries.blogspot.com

JLF58@tx.rr.com

Carol Naomi Wong said...

This story is new to me, would really love to read it.

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Cozy in Texas said...

Pat, (K9Friend) you won the Triangle giveaway. (I used Random.org to pick the winner).
Congrats.
Ann