By Binnie Kirshenbaum

From big apple urban to the previous East Germany, from rural Virginia to prosperous suburbia, the characters in those brief tales grapple with love, loss, greed, perversion, and different lousy truths as they fight to go beyond their barriers with occasional humor and dignity. In "History on a private Note," Lorraine, a Southerner, wonders if her German paramour will locate the muse to depart his spouse amidst the destruction of the Berlin Wall. In "Viewing Stacy from Above," a pregnant lady descends right into a pit of depression as she contemplates the restrictions of motherhood. In "Money Honey," a tender adulteress who ditches her husband is reprimanded through a longer kin of elders whose morals are much more doubtful than her personal. Contemplative, allegorical, and witty, heritage ON a private be aware takes us right into a global laced with black humor and makes us snigger -- till it hurts.

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It was snowing when I walked her to her car. Under a streetlamp we stood, snowflakes landing on her eyelashes, lingering for only an instant before melting away. ” 44 in the beginning F irst came the Yettas, the Sophies, shuttled by boat from one ghetto to another. In the sweatshops, which were firetraps, Sophie and Yetta hunched over the sewing machines and worked themselves half to death. Then they got married and worked the other half of themselves to death. Keeping a kosher home, in and of itself, was a full-time job.

I tell Lorraine she need not worry about scandalizing the neighbors. ” We stop at Judy’s Beauty Salon because Lorraine wants to ask about dyeing her hair another color from the blond she’s got now. She is less depressed because I am here. Three women sit under helmet dryers, the sort of dryers I haven’t seen for years. Judy, a dumpy honey-blonde without a hint of panache, is horrified at the sight of Lorraine. ” she asks. “Yes,” Lorraine tells her. ” The beautician’s hand goes to her heart. “But what I want to know,” Lorraine asks, “is if you can make my hair like this?

Don’t we all,” I could say, meaning Carlotta. At some point, this talk would be interrupted because Carlotta would come over to us. She’d be carrying a sheet of paper by the tip of one corner so as not to smudge anything. 51 • histor y on a personal note 52 She places her art on the table for me to see. Carlotta has drawn a garden, lush with pink hibiscus and deep green leaves. There is no sky. ” Richard would twist in his seat to get a better view. “That’s really good,” he’d say. “Amazing, in fact,” and Carlotta, a generous child, gives it to him.

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