Miguel's Bar Mitzvah: And Other Stories
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Miguel’s Bar Mitzvah: And Other Stories
Miguel’s Bar Mitzvah, And Other Stories is a collection of fifteen short stories about love in alternative families. The stories have different genres, as well as diverse definitions of what constitutes family. There are couples, triples, and tribes. There are families formed by young and old people. These are stories about acceptance, love, and dignity.
Miguel’s Bar Mitzvah – A Hispanic man studies for his Bar Mitzvah so he can say the prayer for the dead for his adopted parents and finds he has unfinished business with his birth parents.
The Seventh Gate – A Rabbi, a practitioner of the sacred art of Kabbalah, uses his esoteric abilities to save his community.
The Language of Flowers – It is a family drama about a middle aged bisexual artist and her boyfriend, contains erotica with BDSM elements.
The Dog – a comedy about a seventeen year old bride who clings to an old dog in memory of her mother.
Town ‘n’ Gown – A second chance romance about an old widower and a sixty year old writer he meets at work.
The Skeptic – A writer for a magazine about the paranormal is assigned to write about a boy with Down syndrome, who reported to be psychic.
The Last of the Pancakes – The aftermath of a family feud.
The Three Moons of Jupiter – An older couple falls in love with a young woman.
The Controlling Interest – A comedy about a lawyer who tries to control the coop board of his building.
Shemhamphora – An elderly psychic healer, and her homeless student.
The Tree of Life – The relationship between an injured fireman and an old maid social worker.
The Principal – A teenage girl copes with the death of her father, the most beloved man in a small town.
Sunset – Courtly love and last chance romance. A woman in a loveless, longtime marriage has her first affair.
Dreamtime – Two older women and a granddaughter, a precocious nine year old who brings her stuffed toys to life, form a new blend of friendship and family.
Desire Lines – A group of Holocaust survivors who meet monthly in the park to celebrate their survival.