“Written with a sharp, satiric blade…Cousins’ Club reminded me strongly of Tristram Shandy.” – Readers’ Favorite
When a grandmother gets tired of being the matriarch of the least successful Jewish family in America, she begins to consult mystical, medieval texts.
She is determined that their next born grandchild will be a genius who changes their fortunes. Convinced that no one in her clan is smart enough to raise a genius by themselves, she decides that the child will be passed from household to household to gain their collective wisdom.
A picaresque romp set in 1950’s Brooklyn, Cousins’ Club is a delightful escape filled with unusual events, radical rogues, cockeyed intellectuals and pie-eyed strivers. In the end, this family story begs the question: how wrong can a grandmother be?
Semi-finalist for the 2017 Booklife Prize for General Fiction
Praise for COUSINS’ CLUB:
“Mix a little Alfred Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, some history of lower Manhattan circa 50’s & 60’s and throw it all into a pot of hysterical Jewish humor. Cousins’ Club is a delightful read!” – George Landress
“…a real achievement.” – Publishers Weekly