"Whenever I think of Fannie Hurst, I think of the word 'genius.' I never can read her stories with dry eyes. So I use the word 'genius for Fannie Hurst, and for no other writer of short stories today." --Kathleen Norris.
Eight vivid stories of Jewish life in New York, which are not altogether pleasant but beneath their surface of common talk and vulgar slang show the primitive virtues of the poor and the wonderful Jewish conception of the Family.