The House of Moses All-Stars by Charley Rosen

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Here is the story of an all-Jewish basketball team traveling in a hearse through Depression-era America in search of redemption and big money. A hilarious road novel, The House of Moses All-Stars is a passionate portrayal of a young Jewish man, Aaron Steiner, struggling to realize his dreams in a country struggling to recover its ideals. The former college basketball star has watched his dreams of becoming a successful player fall apart, his marriage disintegrate, and his baby die. In desperation he accepts his friend's offer to join a Jewish professional basketball team -- The House of Moses All-Stars -- which is travelling in a cross-country tour in a renovated hearse. Aaron's teammates -- a Communist, a Zionist, a former bank robber, and a red-headed Irishman who passes for a Jew -- are, like Aaron, trying to escape their own troubled pasts. As the members of this motley crew travel West to California through an anti-Semitic land that disdains and rebuffs them, they discover that their nation is as confused as they are -- torn between its fears of foreigners and poverty, and its belief in democratic ideals of tolerance and opportunity. Told with a rueful eye, The House of Moses All-Stars looks critically and lovingly at what it means to be an outsider in America.

About Charley Rosen

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CHARLEY ROSEN is a commentator, analyst, author, and all around pro basketball presence. He played for Hunter College and spent many years coaching. He is an analyst for and and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, More Than A Game with Phil Jackson. He has written over 100 pieces for publications such as the New York Times Book Review, Penthouse, Sport, Inside Sports, and M. He lives in Accord, New York.
Published January 4, 2011 by Seven Stories Press. 496 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Fiction

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With a premise that sounds like an urban legend, college basketball coach Rosen launches his seventh book on basketball (after the novel The Cockroach Basketball League), taking readers on a wild road

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