These are twenty-four autobiographical story-essays, witty, vulnerable, and wise, about growing up part of a puzzled and unassimilated Orthodox Jewish family in a Michigan small-town in the 1930s and ’40s and about the wider world of marriage, children, teaching and writing after that rich beginning.
Praise for A Leak in the Hear
Feeling alternately like Mother Goose and the wicked witch, Moskowitz hangs on to her vision just long enough to give us a lesson in the sweetness, and pain of this life.
—San Francisco Chronicle
This small gem of a memoir is so deftly faceted that, though it is made up of separate vignettes, one soon perceives a pattern.
—Washington Post Book World
A lyrical drama of Americanization.
—Los Angeles Times
A rare book…that I want to go out immediately and purchase for my family and friends…an achingly painful and funny collection of essays about growing up female and Jewish.
A lovely book, beautifully written, the kind that makes you want to grab your friends, say Hey, listen to this, and start reading aloud.
BOOK GROUP RESOURCES
- Learn about Faye Moskowitz.
- Read an interview with Faye Moskowitz from 2007.
- Also read an article about Faye Moskowitz from the Student Newspaper at George Washington University.