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Caryn Lazar Amster

Born: 1941 in Warren, Ohio
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Amster was raised in and still lives in a Chicago suburb.

Biography: Caryn Lazar Amster, a marketing specialist in Chicago, grew up working side by side with her parents in Wee Folks, their South Shore toy store. 'The Pied Piper of South Shore, Toys and Tragedy in Chicago' is her first book. A portion of the proceeds from its sale will be donated to Women's American Ort in honor and memory of her mother, Belle Lazar.

  • -- Writer's Digest International Self Published Books Award in 2006 for Family Stories and Biography category
  • -- USA Book News- Best of 2004 for True Crime category

Primary Literary Genre(s): Chicago History ; Chicago in the 1950s and 60s; Non-Fiction; True Crime

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Caryn Lazar Amster on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

The pied piper of South Shore :
ISBN: 9780975892800 OCLC: 56519371

CMA Pub., Medinah, Ill. : 2005.