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By Jyl Lynn Felman

ISBN-10: 0807070327

ISBN-13: 9780807070321

ISBN-10: 0807070513

ISBN-13: 9780807070512

During this profound and darkly humorous number of essays, Jyl Lynn Felman explores the bittersweet adventure of growing to be up the youngest of 3 women in a Jewish American kinfolk in Dayton, Ohio. In a relations not able to talk about emotions, the Felman sisters came across their very own how one can holiday throughout the silence and pressure in their mom and dad' non secular ideals and to vie for his or her mother's cognizance and love. As an grownup, Felman reckons along with her grief over her mother's pain and eventual demise from Parkinson's affliction and its destruction of the relations. all through, she writes of her personal cravings within the sensual event of her childhood—the flavor of her mother's cooking, the texture of her contact, and the way those stories have pushed her grownup existence. "The lack of a mom is among the such a lot profound tragedies a daughter will face. Jyl Lynn Felman explores this territory with outstanding bravery. a gorgeous memoir.…Cravings is superbly written and painfully sincere. After turning the ultimate web page, i used to be hungry for more." —Hope Edelman, writer of Motherless Daughters "With her sharp-eyed sensibility and spare, designated prose, Felman is often revealing." —Adrienne wealthy

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Art museums. French bakeries. Homemade candy Page 37 stores. Judaica shops. The local conservative shul. If we ever leave the hotel grounds by ourselves, we leave Edith a note at the front desk. Printed neatly on the hotel stationery. Edith's favorite rule: We must eat dinner together, as a unit. Every night. At seven. And get dressed up. Because we've been loafing all day. For breakfast, lunch, and all snacks in between, we're mostly on our own. And can eat whenever we want. With whomever. Unless Edith wants us all to have brunch.

Under brightly painted umbrellas. By the pool. At the counter in the exercise room. In the swivel chairs of the ship's beauty parlor. Which is called Eve's Garden of Earthly Delights. The customers are served finger sandwiches and petits fours. We eat in various dining rooms spread out. Over seven decks.

Which he swears is a hat. When I am ten, we take our first full-length family vacation. Which prefigures our Haitian excursion. We go to Miami Beach for ten days. Spread out over two weekends. So Marvin is actually gone only five working days. We fly USAir. The only carrier that offers nonstop jet service out of Dayton. It's hard to leave Dayton on anything other than a very small prop plane. We spread out. Take up an entire row with three seats on one side of the aisle. Prereserved for the girls so there's no fighting about the window.

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