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Finalist for the nationwide e-book Award and winner of the Jewish booklet Award: a suite of 5 tales and one novella from Johanna Kaplan exploring the personal worlds of Jewish households in long island in the midst of the 20th century


In her first released literary paintings, Johanna Kaplan, acclaimed writer of O My America!, examines the lives of different individuals with middle, humor, and a special realizing in their difficulties, demons, and goals. An achingly poignant number of character-rich tales, Other People’s Lives centers at the childrens and grandchildren of immigrants, regularly Jewish, dwelling in city the USA. they're humans being affected by the prior, psychological ailment, loss, kinfolk legacies, and all number of expectation within the mid-twentieth century; they're transplanted strangers coming into, and sometimes enforcing upon, the private lives of others.


From the intense name novella, during which a stricken younger lady enters the rarefied orbit of a well-known couple, to the delightfully attractive story of a skeptical urban girl’s unsatisfied expulsion to a summer season camp within the kingdom, Kaplan’s tales discover the facility of self-delusion and the all-too-frequently unstated discomfort of memory.

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