Lifestyle & Culture

Weekend Reading: Flying Couch

In this graphic memoir, published last month by Black Balloon, an imprint of Catapult, Amy Kurzweil weaves the story of her coming-of-age with tales of her mother, a psychologist, and her grandmother (“Bubbe”), a Jewish World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a Gentile. The memoir demonstrates graphically how one generation gets imprinted on the next. In this book excerpt. we see how humor, and sometimes exasperation, bind the family together. Kurzweil’s Flying Couch can be purchased at local booksellers, or at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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—Amy Kurzweil

Excerpted from Flying Couch. Used with permission of Black Balloon, an imprint of Catapult. Copyright © 2016 by Amy Kurzweil.

 

 



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