The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff by Joseph Epstein
And Other Stories

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In his first collection of stories since Fabulous Small Jews, Joseph Epstein delivers all the pleasures his readers have come to expect: stories of ordinary men confronting the moments that define a life, told with the bittersweet humor and loving irony encompassed in the title of the book. These fourteen tales map a very particular world—Jews whose lives are anchored in Chicago—in rich, revealing detail even as they brim with universal longings: complex love affairs and unspoken rivalries, family triumphs and private disappointments. Epstein, who “happens to possess a standup comic’s gift for punch lines” (New York Times Book Review), brings his emphatically grown-up characters to witty, rueful, and charming life. The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff is a marvelous collection from a master of the short form and one of the most distinctive writers working in America today.

 

About Joseph Epstein

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JOSEPH EPSTEIN is the author of the best-selling Snobbery and of Friendship, among other books, and was formerly editor of the American Scholar. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and other magazines. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
 
Published June 14, 2010 by Mariner Books. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In “The Philosopher and the Checkout Girl,” for instance, a retired professor of analytical philosophy finds a connection with a checkout girl (albeit one pushing 50) that he never experienced with his former academic colleagues.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Product Description In his first collection of stories since Fabulous Small Jews, Joseph Epstein delivers all the pleasures his readers have come to expect: stories of ord...

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In his first fiction collection since his critically acclaimed “Fabulous Small Jews,” master Chicago essayist/storyteller Joseph Epstein seems to offer an alternative: finding how to do right, without fanfare, in the lives we live.

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