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Claremont Boy: My New Hampshire Roots and the Gift of Memory (Paperback)

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In Claremont Boy: My New Hampshire Roots and the Gift of Memory, Joseph Steinfield shares humorous, insightful, and often poignant recollections spanning more than half a century. The author recalls what it was like to grow up as part of a small Jewish community in a New Hampshire mill town, but the book includes much more. Readers will meet, and perhaps recognize from their own lives, grandparents and other relatives from Eastern Europe; influential public school teachers; some public figures whom he has known, Julia Child among them; and a host of other fascinating people from New England and beyond, including a Hebrew-speaking Muslim from the Northern Caucasus Republic of Adygeya and a P.L.O. leader from Jericho in the West Bank. Originally written over several years for the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript of Peterborough, New Hampshire, these essays are united by the author's sense of irony and the unexpected. Steinfield's true stories will produce laughter, an occasional tear, and a reminder of the universality of life's experiences. Whether writing about a caring neighbor, an encounter with governmental bureaucracy, or the surprise endings that often occur in life, Steinfield has taken his storytelling skills and used them to recount a life well lived. Claremont Boy: My New Hampshire Roots and the Gift of Memory will resonate with readers everywhere.

About the Author

JOSEPH D. STEINFIELD grew up in one of only a handful of Jewish families in Claremont, New Hampshire, graduated from Brown University and Harvard Law School, and now works as a Boston trial lawyer, teacher, and writer who describes his profession as "telling stories for a living."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780872331730
ISBN-10: 0872331733
Publisher: Bauhan Pub
Publication Date: April 25th, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English

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