Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Out of This Furnace: A Novel of Immigrant Labor in America Paperback – June 30, 1976
The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things
When Jennifer vanishes, her grieving family makes dangerous—and irreversible—choices. Learn More
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
—Journal of American Ethnic History
"I use Out of This Furnace as a first reading in my American History course because it provides an overview of the period, introduces the idea of industrialization from a worker point of view, and provides insights into immigrant ethnic communities in twentieth-century America."
—Lawrence Levine, George Mason University
—Mary Frederickson, University of Alabama
From the Back Cover
Top Customer Reviews
This book effected me so deeply with its complex, engaging, and devastating portrayal of an immigrant family that spans over several generations. Nearly every person who calls themself an American will find interest in this amazing book, because all our ancestors came from somewhere else - this book will give you a glimpse into the hard work, heart ache, and life that your forefathers endured.
Without a doubt one of the top 5 best books i have ever read.
I have always envied readers who pick up a book that I have read and loved. I envy you because you get to read this book for the first time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book for anyone that wants to know about the immigrant experience.Published 3 months ago by Eleanor Heath
Well done. As a Pittsburgher, I knew of the book but had never read it. Enjoyed it.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the harrowing story of what three generations of unskilled immigrant laborers from Slovakia (and Eastern Europe in general) in the steel mills of Carnegie and Frick had to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Samar Sinharoy
I had to buy this for my history class, but I actually liked it as I was reading.Published 10 months ago by R
It was a wonderful novel. I really enjoyed it. There was no explicit violence, no blood or gore. The only reason I put some violence is because to be true to history the book is... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Autumn
Bought this for my homeschooling daughter. She loves the rich, descriptive quality of the author's narratives.Published 15 months ago by Dorian Stanley