Other People's Houses
- Publish Date: 1986-08-12
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- Author: Lore Segal
Originally published in 1964 and hailed by critics including Cynthia Ozick and Elie Wiesel, Other Peoples Houses is Lore Segals internationally acclaimed semi-autobiographical first novel.
Nine months after Hitler takes Austria, a ten-year-old girl leaves Vienna aboard a childrens transport that is to take her and several hundred children to safety in England. For the next seven years she lives in other peoples houses, the homes of the wealthy Orthodox Jewish Levines, the working-class Hoopers, and two elderly sisters in their formal Victorian household. An insightful and witty depiction of the ways of life of those who gave her refuge, Other Peoples Houses is a wonderfully memorable novel of the immigrant experience.