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A gentle memoir shares growing up in Manhasset,
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This review is from: MANHASSET STORIES: A Baby Boomer Looks Back (Kindle Edition)
Anyone who has grown up in a neighborhood where the living is easy, the local parents all know your name and change is taking place, but not fast enough for the young folks, will recognize the world described in "Manhasset Stories: A Baby Boomer Looks Back."
Author Suzanne McLain Rosenwasser reveals a 1950s & 1960s world where the bus driver, policeman, garbage man and local merchants all have names that parents and children knew. The kids played together in vacant fields filled with weeds, bicycle trails, trees and dreams. And everyone seemed to care about everyone else.
The writing in "Manhasset Stories" is precise and evocative. In fact, this book reminds me a lot of Annie Dillard's "An American Childhood." It has that same immediacy, that same intimacy.
From kindergarten, first communion, that first job, all the way to the kid-friendly field being taken over by a new shopping mall, the memories and insights in "Manhasset Stories" will resonate with Baby Boomers who remember their own growing up years.
This book is a very good read.