in 1950, Eva and Sol Greenfield receive a telegram from the Department of the Army informing then that their son, Ben, in missing in action in Korea. The effect of the telegram is devastating. Eva, an orthodox Jewish woman, goes to a fortune teller in Coney Island for comfort. "In A Cold Open Field" explores the developing relationship between the two women, as Eva desperately needs to deny the death of her child and the fortune teller takes advantage of Eva's need for her own gain. "In A Cold Open Field" was a finalist for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. "Library Journal" said about this book: "Klass's evocation of Brooklyn in the Fifties in wonderfully effective..."
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Published June 1, 1986
by Applewood Books.
History, Literature & Fiction.