Today is August 22, 2019 -
August 22, 2019
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NPR called Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Herman Wouk (1915-2019), best known for such works as The Caine Mutiny (Who will ever forget those strawberries?), Marjorie Morningstar and World War II epic novels Winds of War and War and Remembrance, the “Jackie Robinson of Jewish-American Fiction.” Born in the Bronx, Wouk’s semi-autobiographical “City Boy – The Adventures of Herbie Bookbinder,” is set in the 1920s (before Robert Moses split it in half), and recounts Jewish-Americas life with wit, charm, a sense of nostalgia and often poignancy. It’s a lovely, easy summer read available on Amazon.
We’d love to get a group together to talk about the book, or about growing up in the Bronx (or even Brooklyn), have some snacks, light desserts, and share and compare Herbie Bookbinder’s “adventures” with those of our own, or our parents.