A Book of Great Worth

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Coteau Books, 2012 - Jews - 250 pages
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Set largely among the Jewish community of inter-war New York City, this is a beautifully-told collection of scenes from Morgenstern's life. The tricky ground of writing the advice column for a provincial Yiddish daily; successes during, and hard times after, the Depression; a position at the top of his craft as a labour specialist in the New York City Yiddish press - these and many more form a portrait of "a fundamentally decent man in morally perplexing situations".
 

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Contents

The Proposition
1
The Farmhand
17
The Wisdom of Solomon
41
A False Moustache
59
Feathers and Blood
79
A Romantic Secret
105
A Distant Relation
121
Lettres damour
137
Music by Rodgers Lyrics by Hart
165
A Book of Great Worth
179
The Barking Dog
199
The Family Circle
215
Listening to My Father
239
Acknowledgements
251
About the Author
253
Back Cover
256

A Bargain
153

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About the author (2012)

Dave Margoshes has published more than a dozen books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. His collection of stories, Bix's Trumpet and Other Stories, was Saskatchewan Book of the Year, won the Regina Book Award and was a finalist in the ReLit Awards in 2007. His three novels are Drowning Man, I Am Frankie Stern, and We Who Seek: A Love Story. He has published four other story collections, five volumes of poetry and several non-fiction works, including a biography of Tommy Douglas. He hashad stories and poems published in dozens of magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States (including six times in Best Canadian Stories), had work broadcast on CBC, and given readings across the country. His awards include the Stephen Leacock Prize for Poetry. He was also a finalist for the Journey Prize.

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