Zaidy: A Story of Youth and Age in the 1940's
P>Come and meet the Meyer family as seen through the eyes of its youngest member, Anne.
The seven year old is overwhelmed by the arrival of "Zaidy", which is the Jewish word for grandfather. Their relationship is bumpy at first, but evolves into a deep and loving one, as Zaidy becomes mentor, companion, and sometimes, target!
Their neighborhood is peopled with richly drawn characters which include Dainty Jean Valentine, the slovenly teenager, Martha, the retarded child, ever dominant Aunt Bess, and of course, Jacqueline, Anne's best friend.
Set within the World War II era, Anne's immediate family feels the impact of war on the daily lives of an average American family: rationing, paper drives, and the death of young men from the community.
Most of all, the Meyers are family. They feel it strongly, and so will you. The Meyer family's door is almost always open, and you are invited in.