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Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman

A Novel

By Minka Pradelski

Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman is Minka Pradelski's enchanting novel of listening and telling, of the silence between Holocaust survivors and their children, and of the power of stories to mend broken bonds

When feisty young Tsippy Silberberg of the curious eating habits receives word from Tel Aviv that a distant aunt has left her a mysterious inheritance—an incomplete fish service in a battered brown suitcase—she decides to break her rigid routine and go collect it in person. But before she is even able to settle into her hotel room, an odd old woman bangs on her door and invites herself in. Her name is Bella Kugelman, and she is determined to talk.

And talk she does, with wondrous effect. Soon the room is filled with people—residents of the Polish town of Bedzin before the war, who now live on, if only in Mrs. Kugelman’s stories. Flirtatious girls and sly shopkeepers, rich industrialists and a family so poor that their necks are bent over from looking for coins—in tale after tale, a town magically returns to life, even as its grim future looms darkly. And under the thrall of Mrs. Kugelman’s words, Tsippy finally pieces together her aunt’s strange bequest, as well as her own place in the story unfolding before her.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780805082128


Format: Book
Author: Pradelski, Minka
Title: Here comes Mrs. Kugelman : a novel / Minka Pradelski ; translated from the German by Philip Boehm.
Publisher Date: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Isbn: 9780805082128
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Pradelski
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Format: Book
Author: Pradelski, Minka.
Title: Here comes Mrs. Kugelman : a novel / Minka Pradelski ; translated from the German by Philip Boehm.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Description: x, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Other Author: Boehm, Philip translator.
Other Title: Und da kam Frau Kugelmann. English
LCCN: 2012046243
ISBN: 9780805082128
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Pradelski