Once an amusing extrovert with a reputation as a prankster, Mr. Rosen is entering his senior years as a stoic, 30-year converted introvert who hates change, has little to no interest in people, and is more than content to have his wife sit in the navigator's seat of his life. Since becoming a practicing introvert, there have been almost no changes in his life, and for the few that there were, his wife had walked him through them, including the recent move to a much smaller home in a lower/middle-class neighborhood where he lives directly next door to a racist whose nine-year-old son addresses him as Mr. Jew.
Mr. Rosen had seen the move coming, and he is very much aware of the enormous change to come sometime in the, hopefully, far off future; though, he refuses to give it any attention. That change will come on slowly and painfully and will eventually force him to chart his own life's route.
This heartwarming, feel-good novel offers a rollercoaster ride of emotion as Mr. Rosen's habitual world begins to implode while on a collision course with the chaotic world of an innocent child, its troubled mother, and vengeful father.
About the series:
Taking place primarily in the 70s with believable characters and mostly situated in several areas of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the series chronicles the actions (and their results) of an old and introverted Jewish man, his doting and take-charge wife, a young and struggling single mother, her naive and lonely son, and a boy streetwise beyond his years.
- Book One - On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Rosen and His 43Lb Anxiety
- Book Two - Still on Herring Cove Road: Hickory, Dickory, Death
- Book Three - Off Herring Cove Road: The Problem Being Blue
- Book Four - Before Herring Cove Road: Ruth Goldman and the Nincompoop (A Love Story)
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Really enjoyed the building of the characters. Was disappointed how it wrapped up but glad to see there are subsequent books.
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