20 2015

Jewish Book Council - Arlene Alda

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Monroe Temple Beth-El 314 N. Main Street
Monroe, NY

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In sixty-two brief conversational interviews, essays, and an engagingly relevant map, author-photographer Arlene Alda (yes, she is his wife) gathered enough Bronx-identifying contemporaries to fill a book. In a happy and occasionally poignant collection of reminiscences, the twentieth-century Bronx takes shape again in memories of the distinguished, the well-known, and an extended circle of those who have had tangential or intersecting relationships with Alda, herself Bronx-born and raised. Their ages range from 23 to 92; their careers from professional athlete to physician, all enlivened by photographs taken as children and teenagers.