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An almost perfect moment, Binnie Kirshenbaum, (electronic resource)

Label
An almost perfect moment
Title
An almost perfect moment
Statement of responsibility
Binnie Kirshenbaum
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Brooklyn, in the Age of Disco, Valentine Kessler -- a sweet Jewish girl who bears a remarkable resemblance to the Virgin Mary of Lourdes -- has an unerring gift for shattering the dreams and hopes of those who love her. Miriam, her long-suffering mother, betrayed and anguished by the husband she adores, seeks solace in daily games of mah-jongg with The Girls, a cross between a Greek Chorus and Brooklyn's rendition of the Three Wise Men, who dispense advice, predictions, and care in the form of poppy-seed cake and apple strudels. When her greatest fear for Valentine is realized, Miriam takes comfort in the thought that it couldn't get any worse. And then it does. Sagacious, sorrowful, and hilarious, An Almost Perfect Moment is a novel about mothers and daughters, star-crossed lovers, doctrines of the divine, and a colorful Jewish community that once defined Brooklyn
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Kirshenbaum, Binnie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Electronic books
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Jewish families
  • Teenage girls
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
An almost perfect moment, Binnie Kirshenbaum, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11914554
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11914554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11914554
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11914554
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
An almost perfect moment, Binnie Kirshenbaum, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11914554
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11914554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11914554
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11914554
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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