Paul Goldberg, author of The Yid and 2017 Finalist — Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and 2016 Finalist – National Jewish Book Award Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction

Author: David Hirshberg

October 18, 2017

My Mother’s Son starts out as a story of a family’s life in Jewish Boston and grows as big as a century. Fascism lurks. Polio carries off its prey. Only-in-Boston characters pop up. To wit: Murph Feldman, the Jew of Southie. Time rushes in only to roll back as the stories within stories reveal truths not only about one family and one city, but about America in the 1950s and, by extension, today. Hirshberg is a raconteur who feels no need to stop to get a sip of water.”