Overview: Doctorow looks at pre-WWII America through the interactions of famous, and not so famous, Americans of the time.
What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:
Chris: “If you like a mash-up of history and fiction, this is the novel for you. A story that instantly engages, you will struggle to put this book down.”
Ethan: “While many people may be more familiar with the musical version of the story, Doctrorow’s original novel is well worth the read. Ragtime delivers a powerful story about race, war, and early twentieth-century American history.”