Tales of Mama and Other Reminiscences

Tales of Mama and Other Reminiscences

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Short stories printed in the New Jersey News since 1969 under the heading Tales of Mama have been compiled by the author. They are arranged thematically and portray the shtetl, greenhorn experiences, poverty and working conditions, learning, language, humor, philosophy and the authorAi_s childhood. They describe a great love in a poor immigrant family that survives on the Lower East Side in spite of the difficulties of adapting in a new country. Throughout, they are sustained by a warm sense of humor that helped take the sting out of adversity.In this same kitchen, directly above the combination washtub and bathtub on legs (with its removable white enamel top) hung ... a package of a€œcockamamiea€ decals depicting colorful clusters of strawberries, cherries, green grapes, and apples.

Title:Tales of Mama and Other Reminiscences
Author: Lillian Bressman
Publisher:iUniverse - 2000-12-01

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