Lazar Malkin Enters Heaven: Stories

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Syracuse University Press, 1995 - Fiction - 249 pages
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The nine stories in this collection all share either the theme or the setting of the mythical Jewish neighborhood of North Maine Street in the author's native Memphis, Tenn. He writes about mischievous "cheder" boys who try to lead a "lamedvovnik" into temptation, of the Lord bullying Morton Gruber into a book collaboration, and of his Aunt Esther's very strange, literally unworldly, suitor.

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"It was the summer we spent on the roof, spying on our neighbors across the street'': so begins the first of these nine stories about Jewish life on mythical North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee ... Read full review

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Steve Stern is the author of several short story collections, including "The Wedding Jester" (winner of the National Jewish Book Award), "Isaac and the Undertakers Daughter" (winner of a Pushcart Writers Choice Award and an O. Henry Prize), and "Lazar Malkin Enters Heaven" (winner of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish American fiction). He has also written three novels and two books for children. He teaches creative writing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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