Journeys Through Mobile
By (author) Roy Hoffman
Back Home by Roy Hoffman
Book DescriptionLike a photo album, "Back Home" presents close-up portraits of everyday places and ordinary people. There are meditations on downtown Mobile, where Roy Hoffman's grandparents arrived as immigrants a century ago; the waterfront where lonshoremen labor and shrimpers work their nets; the back roads leading to obscure but intriguing destinations. Hoffman records local people telling their own tales of race relations, sports, agriculture, and Mardi Gras celebrations. Fishermen, baseball players, bakers, authors, political figures - a strikingly diverse population walks across the stage of "Back Home".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780817354312
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: The University of Alabama Press
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Set along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Come Landfalltells the stories of three women and the men they love in this novel of war and hurricanes, loss and renewal."
Chicken Dreaming Corn, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Roy Hoffman
In 1916, on the immigrant blocks of the Alabama, a Romanian Jewish shopkeeper, Morris Kleinman, is sweeping his walk in preparation for the Confederate veterans parade about to pass by. This book centers on a character who mixes Yiddish with his southern and has for his neighbors small merchants from Poland, Lebanon, and Greece.
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Author Biography - Roy Hoffman
Roy Hoffman is Writer-in-Residence for the Mobile Register and author of Chicken Dreaming Corn and the Lillian Smith Award-winning Almost Family.
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