Screening Room

Screening Room

Family Pictures

Book - 2015
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The author of the international best-seller Einstein's Dreams returns home to Memphis in an attempt to rediscover his Southern roots and understand his grandfather, a domineering man whose movie-theater empire catapulted the family to prominence in the South.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2015
New York : Pantheon Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307379399
0307379396
9780804198097
Branch Call Number: B LIGHTMAN 2015
Characteristics: 247 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Family pictures

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rere3 Aug 20, 2015

I appreciated the family memories and coming to terms with who his parents and family were from the adult perspective looking back. Many of us are dealing with that. Interesting that he was growing up in Memphis as such a pivotal time. Also a snapshot of the Southern Jewish experience.
Having made up an extra aunt and uncle does take away from the memoir a bit. Screening Room as title misleads too.

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