Leela Corman’s debut graphic novel Unterzakhn (Schocken Books, $24.95) is a vivid portrayal of immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century. Two young girls take different paths in search of their piece of the “golden land.” “. . . Corman gracefully traces both young women’s efforts to maintain control of their bodies in an unpredictable and at time violent world.”—Publishers Weekly. Corman has illustrated books on subjects ranging from urban gardening to the history of the skirt.