A Book Of Great Worth

January 4, 2012|
A Book Of Great Worth by Dave Margoshes
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Set largely among the Jewish community of inter-war New York City, this is a beautifully-told collection of scenes from Morgenstern's life. The tricky ground of writing the advice column for a provincial Yiddish daily; successes during, and hard times after, the Depression; a position at the top of his craft as a labour specialist in the New York City Yiddish press - these and many more form a portrait of "a fundamentally decent man in morally perplexing situations".

"I've been working on a series of stories about the character I call "my father" - loosely based on my own father - for about 30 years...I wondered if I could use the character in other situations. [One] story had begun with a spark of truth - a story my father had told many times about a foolish man he'd once known - and the spirit of my father.

"All the stories in the series walk that precarious tightrope between memoir and fiction..."I worked hard, with the stories' structure and a sort of old-fashioned expository style, to make them feel like memoir - like truth."

Dave Margoshes has published more than a dozen books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. His collection of stories, Bix''s Trumpet and Other Stories, was Saskatchewan Book of the Year, won the Regina Book Award and was a finalist in the ReLit Awards in 2007. His three novels are Drowning Man, I Am Frankie Stern, and We Who Seek: A Love...
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Title:A Book Of Great Worth
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:200 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:200 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.6 in
Published:January 4, 2012
Publisher:Radiant Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550504767

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