Tablet, one of the pre-eminent sites for Jewish arts and culture on the internet, has featured a short story from Shirley Faessler’s recently reissued collection, A Basket of Apples: Stories by Shirley Faessler, published in May 2014 by Now and Then Books of Toronto.
Tablet.mag published the Faessler story, “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree,” on May 21, 2014, saying that “a newly reissued short story from the under-appreciated late writer revives the Jewish Toronto of the 1930s.”
Like all of the stories in A Basket of Apples, “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” is narrated by Sarah Glicksman, who lives with her Romanian-Jewish immigrant father and her stepmother and brother and sister in Toronto’s Kensington Market. The story focuses on Sarah’s close friend, Lottie Kogan, and her relationship with two men, her husband and her husband’s best friend, over many years.
Click here to read the story. ♦