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1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir

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From National Book Award nominee Anne Roiphe comes this moving memoir of growing up in a wealthy Jewish home with a family who had money, status, culture — everything but happiness. andlt;BRandgt; While the nation was at war abroad, Roiphe, who was coming of age in 1940s New York City, saw her parents at war in their living room. Roiphe's evocative writing puts readers right in Apartment 8C, where a constant tension plays out between a disappointed and ineffectual mother, a philandering father who uses his wife's money to entertain other women, and a difficult brother. Behind the leisure culture of wealthy Jewish society — the mahjongg games, the cocktail parties, the summer houses — lurks a brutality that strikes a chord with a daughter who longs to heal the wounds of her troubled family. andlt;BRandgt; Writing with a novelist's sensibility, Roiphe reveals the poignant story of a family that has finally claimed its material wealth in a prosperous America but has yet to claim its spiritual due.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Anne Roipheandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of seven novels, including andlt;Iandgt;Up the Sandbox, Lovingkindness,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Fruitful; Living the Contradictions — A Memoir of Modern Motherhood,andlt;/Iandgt; which was nominated for the National Book Award. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684857329
Author:
Roiphe, Anne
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Roiphe, Anne
Author:
Roiphe, Anne Richardson
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Jewish families
Subject:
Park Avenue
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
105-53
Publication Date:
May 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp b/w insert
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 13.02 oz

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