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September 15, 2014

Greetings:

This month, we're pleased to feature the second novel of an e-book trilogy. Patty Friedmann's Too Jewish: The Next Generation, is a darkly comic coming-of-age story focused on a trio of eccentric women living in New Orleans.

Read on to learn more from the author, and enter to win a copy of this new e-book.

Warmly,

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
info@bookclubcookbook.com
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Too Jewish: The Next Generation
by Patty Friedmann

Fiction / 210 pages / E-book

booksBnimble  / July, 2014 

  

Dear Reader,

I once spoke to a crowd of high-school kids. Asked for advice, I said, "Misbehave."

I guess that's why my own fiction has so many threads of personal history. And this book is a full tapestry. 

When I first wrote it, I wanted to tell about a young woman, Darby, who has a baby without a husband. I did that. The intergenerational grappling within Darby's wealthy family sets up the darkly comic story.

But Darby is the same person whose parents you may have met in Too Jewish. Like mine, they grappled with cultural differences after the Holocaust: he was an immigrant, she fifth-generation Southerner. In effect, Darby's story is a sequel to theirs.

Like all writers, I've put a lot of myself into this book. I just happen to have some history to share, too. But I promise: it's pure fiction!

Yours "true-ly,"

Patty

PATTY FRIEDMANN IS GIVING AWAY 5 COPIES OF TOO JEWISH: THE NEXT GENERATION.  ENTER TO WIN A COPY.

About Too Jewish: The Next Generation 

At 30, Darby Cooper is still siphoning through a mountain of anger at a narcissistic mother and a quickly declining senile grandmother. Caught between the Cooper matriarchs and her hard-working Holocaust survivor father, Darby's alienation isn't helped by her discovery that her rich maternal grandparents could have saved her father's mother from the concentration camps... but didn't. Nor is she particularly "at home" in Catholic New Orleans or the small, wealthy Jewish community into which she was born.

In this madcap drama, it's single motherhood that makes Darby realize she must break with her mother, leave New Orleans, and finally grow up.

 

Reviews of Too Jewish: The Next Generation     

 

"A trio of eccentric women and the city of New Orleans come vividly alive in this diverting debut, an entertaining coming-of-age novel ...irreverent... irresistible. Her original quirky voice never falters, imbuing this novel with a very Southern, rich and comic singularity."
-Publishers Weekly

"Walker Percy once wrote that 'the next Southern literary revival will be led by a Jewish mother... a shrewd self-possessed woman...who sees the small triumphs and tragedies around her and has her own secret method of rendering it....' And that is totally Patty Friedmann."
-Anne Gisleson, author of Signposts in a Strange Land

 

To learn more, visit the author's website and the publisher's website.

Patty Friedmann is available to speak to your book club by phone. Email Patty to arrange a discussion.

 





 
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