A Good Place to Come from by Morley Torgov

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Morley Torgov is one of Canada's best-loved authors. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and completed a BA at the University of Toronto, being called to the bar shortly afterwards. He has practised law ever since. Torgov's first book, "A Good Place to Come From," published in 1974 and second book, "The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick," published in 1982 were both awarded the Leacock Medal for Humour. Later books received the Jewish Book Award and the Toronto Book Award. Many of his books and stories have been made into feature films or televsion movies. He has an honorary doctorate in literature and writes numerous essays for newspapers on both sides of the border, including the "New York Times Sunday Magazine.
Published January 1, 1974 by Lester and Orpen Ltd. 186 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Sault Ste. Marie's Jewish community in the 1930s, where Torgov grew up, is evoked in this Canadian memoir. Containing many mirthful moments, the book is deeply moving as well. Holding center stage is

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