Book: Evelyn My Jewish Princess by Alessandro Paolo Perucci
categories: Book, Jewish Tomboy, Mother and Daughter, Banker's Daughter, World War II, Young Jewish Girl, Coming of Age
Alessandro Paolo Perucci about this book: Set against the ethnographic detail of Brooklyn, NY in 1944 during World War II, it is the compelling coming of age story of a young patriotic American jewish girl named Evelyn Sternheim who is the self-made banker Benjamin Sternheim's tomboy daughter. And whose mother is an intensely charasmatic U.S. Army Nurse, Lt. Evelyn Sternheim stationed overseas in Europe. Evelyn has a doe eyed five year old brother named Benji who idolizes the heroic Fighting Brooklyns, triplet naval fighter pilots from Brooklyn who are fighting in the war in Europe along with his mother the nurse. And Benji follows and clings to his big sister Evelyn to understand a mother who he doesn't remember much of except that she always wore a United States Army Nurse Corps uniform. While Evelyn's mother is bandaging wounded American soldiers with her patriotism, her young daughter is following in her mother's footsteps by teaching her brother about the wondrous "Spirit of Brooklyn" that lives in us all. "..A Brooklyn Daughter Is Waiting, The Jewish Girl Who Grows In Brooklyn: EVELYN MY JEWISH PRINCESS
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