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Charged with the mystery of childhood with curiosity and daring confusion and fear the eleven interrelated stories in Useful Gifts explore what Ruthie knows The youngest child of profoundly deaf parents living in Manhattan in the 1940s and 1950s Ruthie Zimmer speaks and signs Interpreting for her parents she tries to make sense of worlds as close as her family's fourth floor apartment as expansive as her rooftop playground and as diverse as the neighborhood belowThe ways of language its ways its habits its humor as well as the demons that rise within us when we fail to communicate form an undercurrent in many of Carole Glickfeld's stories In What My Mother Knows Hannah Zimmer gleans the neighborhood gossip from her apartment window telling Ruthie in a gesture that Mrs Fran

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Useful GiftsAs their names seem to promise bring adventure and excitement from acted out fantasies of Hollywood to gunfights amid the rooftop battlements of Fort Arden from impulsive stylish haircuts to Chinese food with pork And across the stoop Ruthie visits with the Opals family Iris Ivy and Ione three daughters whose endless lessons in charm elocution and posture prime them for future fame and gloryIn Useful Gifts Carole Glickfeld creates through the optimistic voice of a young girl intimacy with the complexity and heartbreak of a world we hope she can survive In the closing story of the collection Ruth Zimmer twenty years older retraces her neighborhood not only to preserve her memories but to understand finally their effect on her now a grown woman living three thousand miles aw

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READER ´ DOC Useful Gifts FREE â HELPYOUANTIB ´ ➹ [Reading] ➻ Useful Gifts By Carole L. Glickfeld ➮ – Helpyouantib.co.uk Charged with the mystery of childhood with curiosity and daring confusion and fear the eleven interrelated stories in Useful Gifts explore what Ruthie knows The youngest child of Gione is pregnant again and announcing in clipped terse signs that the O'Briens have divorced Know drunk?Unhappy fight wife divorce There is in My Father's Darling the hoarse choked screaming of Albert Zimmer Honorfatherhonorfatherhonorfather striking his daughter Melva has she sinks to the floor muttering Misermisermisermiser in the distant disembodied voice of a ventrilouist And in Talking Mama Losh'n there is Sidney Ruthie's older brother getting down to business sprinkling his speech with Yiddish French and German words that project a wisdom and cosmopolitanism he clearly cravesThree floors below the Zimmer apartment Ruthie enters the altogether different realm of Dot a thrice married hatcheck girl and her daughter and son Glory and Roy Rogers These are characters who