The Glen Rock Book of the Dead

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-01
  • Publisher: Counterpoint

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"Known for the honesty and wit that made her memoir First Comes Love so riveting, Winik taps into the rich territory of her own life yet again to deliver a lyrical journey that ultimately raises the spirits." "The Glen Rock Book of the Dead presents snapshot portraits of fifty-one people who have touched Marion Winik's life. There's the Driving Instructor and the Bad Influence, the Mah Jongg Player and the Ex-Con, the Queen of New Jersey and a gallery of other characters, from her son's second-grade teacher to Keith Haring. Winik ties these portraits together with observations that strike chords of both loss and joy - forming not only an autobiography, but a story of our time."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

The Eye Doctorp. 3
The Neighborp. 5
The Virginp. 7
The Big Sisterp. 9
The Painterp. 11
The Jewelerp. 14
The Carpenterp. 16
The Art Starp. 19
The Junkiep. 21
The Showgirlp. 23
The Driving Instructorp. 25
The Young Unclep. 27
The Mah Jongg Playerp. 29
The Queen of New Jerseyp. 31
The Golf Prop. 33
The Second Cousin Once Removedp. 35
The Publisherp. 37
The Clownp. 39
The Humanoid from Houstonp. 41
The Skaterp. 43
Three Lost Boysp. 46
The Photographerp. 48
The Bon Vivantp. 50
The Counselorp. 52
The King of the Condop. 54
The Texanp. 56
The Democratp. 59
The Wunderkindp. 61
The Dentistp. 63
The Second-Grade Teacherp. 65
The Realtorp. 67
The Competitionp. 69
The Quiet Guyp. 71
The Man of Lettersp. 73
The Bad Brotherp. 75
The Little Brotherp. 77
The Conscientious Objectorp. 79
The Last Brotherp. 81
The Last Strawp. 83
The Bad Influencep. 85
The Burning Manp. 87
The R.A.p. 89
The Graduatep. 91
The Housep. 93
The Soldierp. 95
The Family Guyp. 97
The Babyp. 99
The Maidp. 101
The Sikhp. 103
The Nursep. 105
The VIP Loungep. 107
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