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 via the husband she adores, seeks solace in day-by-day video games of mah-jongg with the ladies, a move among a Greek refrain and Brooklyn's rendition of the 3 clever males, who dispense suggestion, predictions, and care within the type of poppy-seed cake and apple strudels. while her maximum worry for Valentine is discovered, Miriam takes convenience within the notion that it couldn't get any worse. after which it does.
Sagacious, sorrowful, and hilarious, a virtually ideal second is a singular approximately moms and daughters, star-crossed enthusiasts, doctrines of the divine, and a colourful Jewish neighborhood that when outlined Brooklyn. This P.S. variation beneficial properties an additional sixteen pages of insights into the ebook, together with writer interviews, steered interpreting, and extra.
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An Almost Perfect Moment by Binnie Kirshenbaum