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Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes | [T Cooper]

Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes

In 2002 in New York City, we encounter the character T Cooper, the last living Lipshitz, who has received an unsolicited box from his estranged mother. In it, he finds clippings and letters to Charles Lindbergh and his family, all once carefully preserved by his great-grandmother Esther.
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Publisher's Summary

In Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes, author T Cooper chronicles the unusual history of the Lipshitz family, Jewish refugees who narrowly escape the bloody Russian pogroms of 1903. Upon landing at Ellis Island, Esther and Hersh Lipshitz lose their uncharacteristically blond-haired, blue-eyed son Reuven. Circumstances eventually force them to give up their fruitless search for Reuven and to join a relative living in the Texas panhandle. However, Esther never stops pondering the fate of her lost son, and when she sees a picture of the blond, blue-eyed Charles Lindbergh after his 1927 transatlantic flight, she becomes convinced that the aviator is her grown son Reuven. Esther's obsession with Lindbergh (Reuven) slowly destroys those around her and will leave far-reaching effects on the entire Lipshitz family.

In 2002 in New York City, we encounter the character T Cooper, the last living Lipshitz, who has received an unsolicited box from his estranged mother. In it, he finds clippings and letters to Charles Lindbergh and his family, all once carefully preserved by his great-grandmother Esther. When he is forced back to Texas to bury his suddenly and tragically deceased parents, T finds himself the inheritor of a family history filled with loose ends, factual errors, and maniacal behavior. An ex-literary golden boy who has quit writing to pursue a career as a bar mitzvah entertainer who impersonates the rapper Eminem, T struggles to make sense of all that came before him and, in light of his wife's desire to have a baby, what legacy he might leave behind as well.

©2006 T Cooper; (P)2006 Penguin Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"She takes apart the usual Jewish heritage tale and the themes of assimilation, touching them with both postmodern parody and Chagallesque folk magic." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Joseph Chicago, IL, USA 11-21-06
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    "yuck"

    I found that this book was way too histrionic and had little plot. yuck. I did not bother to finish it.

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    Elsa Lincoln, NE, USA 10-09-06
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    "Worth the trip"

    I found this book an interesting study human nature, and a thoughtful insight into what immigrants coming to America went through. The surprise at the end ties up any loose ends and questions that you may have, and makes everything click. The only problem I have with it is there is a lot of profanity in the 2nd half, but it helps paint an indepth picture of the main character and his personality.

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    Sheryl Southborough, MA, USA 05-24-06
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    "disappointing"

    The first half of the book was great. then the story falls off a cliff. a waste of time and very disappointing

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    Anne Neter Huntington, NY United States 04-15-06
    Anne Neter Huntington, NY United States 04-15-06 Member Since 2002
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    "first part good second part bad"

    The first part of this book was of historical interest and the association with Linberg an interesting sideline but really what was the last part of the book about? It was uninteresting and stupid and then to add in a gender bender at the end what was that about?
    Forget the last part it does not add anything to the book.

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