By Binnie Kirshenbaum
In Brooklyn, within the Age of Disco, Valentine Kessler -- a candy Jewish lady who bears a amazing resemblance to the Virgin Mary of Lourdes -- has an unerring reward for shattering the goals and hopes of these who love her. Miriam, her long-suffering mom, betrayed and anguished through the husband she adores, seeks solace in day-by-day video games of mah-jongg with the women, a go among a Greek refrain and Brooklyn's rendition of the 3 clever males, who dispense recommendation, predictions, and care within the kind of poppy-seed cake and apple strudels. while her maximum worry for Valentine is discovered, Miriam takes convenience within the suggestion that it couldn't get any worse. after which it does.
Sagacious, sorrowful, and hilarious, a nearly excellent second is a unique approximately moms and daughters, star-crossed enthusiasts, doctrines of the divine, and a colourful Jewish neighborhood that when outlined Brooklyn. This P.S. variation positive factors an additional sixteen pages of insights into the booklet, together with writer interviews, urged analyzing, and extra.
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