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By Andrew Furman

ISBN-10: 0299207803

ISBN-13: 9780299207809

ISBN-10: 0299207838

ISBN-13: 9780299207830

While many Jews have picked Florida because the ideal position to retire, Matt Glassman has selected it because the start line his maturity. probably that is as the pressures of existence have continuously reminded him approximately his grandfather who mysteriously disappeared from the relatives two decades in the past. Now, whereas he attempts to start a kin of his personal, he additionally builds a dating with the only one who may well understand the reality approximately his grandfather?s disappearance: his grandmother. She's remained stubbornly reticent at the subject these kinds of years, but if a well-known outdated guy exhibits up at Glassman's place of work he thinks he could ultimately get a few answers.

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He made plans to take us all on a train for a summer vacation in the Catskills somewhere. Where I don’t remember, but that’s not important. 30 He rented a kuch aleyn. This way mother could cook and we would save money on food. We get there, all the way on the train. It seemed to travel no more than twenty miles per hour the whole trip, and even broke down once, and we were stuck for two hours sweating. There was no air conditioning. So anyway we get there and we’re tired. Rose is crying in mother’s arms.

That meeting must’ve been a real bear yesterday huh? ” Shit, Glassman thought. He had completely forgotten about the editors’ meeting yesterday. “Oh, actually, I was sick and had to miss it? ” Glassman forced himself to back up and greet Trish appropriately. When he had his mind on something, he tended to neglect bestowing the requisite niceties upon his colleagues. This was a bad habit. Etiquette was important. There was no doubt about it. His mother drilled this into his head during his childhood and continued, in fact, to extol the virtues of good manners.

The word Jewish on the rather nondescript black-and-white flyer immediately captured his attention. ) In and of itself, the job wasn’t such a hot prospect. “Well, I suppose the market being what it is, you have to cast the net wide,” his avuncular advisor at Penn State remarked once Glassman asked Professor Simmons to send off his recommendation letter. Glassman had, indeed, cast the net wide. He had dutifully sent off his packet of materials to papers in such backwater towns as Renovo, Pennsylvania, Orangeburg, South Carolina, and Plainfield, Connecticut.

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