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In A Cold Open Field

Sheila Solomon Klass

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ISBN 10: 0930773446 / ISBN 13: 9780930773441
Published by Black Heron Press, 1997
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Title: In A Cold Open Field

Publisher: Black Heron Press

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Edition: First Edition.

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in 1950, Eva and Sol Greenfield receive a telegram from the Department of the Army informing then that their son, Ben, in missing in action in Korea. The effect of the telegram is devastating. Eva, an orthodox Jewish woman, goes to a fortune teller in Coney Island for comfort. In A Cold Open Field explores the developing relationship between the two women, as Eva desperately needs to deny the death of her child and the fortune teller takes advantage of Eva's need for her own gain. In A Cold Open Field was a finalist for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Library Journal said about this book: Klass's evocation of Brooklyn in the Fifties in wonderfully effective...

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Sheila Solomon Klass has taught English since 1965 at Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York where she holds a full professorship. She has been a United States Information Service lecturer in Creative Writing at several women's colleges in Calcutta, India and has held lectureships at the University of Connecticut and at the Leonia Library, Leonia, New Jersey. She received a First Prize in Fiction Award from the Charles Goldman Judaica Library and a Citation at a Notable New Jersey Author from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has published four novels and a memoir as well as ten novels for young adults.

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