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Kissing Cousins: A Memory

(1988)
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Hortense Calisher's evocative memoir bristles with intelligence and youthful inquiry.

Kissing Cousins recalls the author as a teenager: peppy, earnest, and a bit self-important. Hortense Calisher documents her family's surprising history as Southern Jews adrift in New York. Finding her new city and school boorish, the young Calisher takes solace in the enduring friendship she develops with Katie Pyle, a gregarious nurse turned "kissing cousin" 15 years Calisher's senior. Katie, an unmarried woman, possesses her own secret, depicted here with a novelist's touch for the dramatic.

Kissing Cousins tackles matters of aging, life, and death with the sensitivity and eloquence readers have come to expect from Hortense Calisher.

    

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October 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kissing Cousins: A Memory
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 1-55584-194-5 / 978-1-55584-194-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Kissing Cousins: A Memory
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
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January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Kissing Cousins: A Memory
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
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November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Kissing Cousins: A Memory
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Open Road Media
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