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Herb ’n’ Lorna

A Love Story

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On the surface, Herb and Lorna’s story seems like an American myth: small-town origins, Jazz Age romance, Depression trials, and postwar prosperity. By the 1950s, they seem to be a typically sunny American couple. Herb sells Studebakers to the citizens of Babbington, a Long Island seaside town, and Lorna is his cheerfully coy and clever wife. However, after Herb and Lorna have died, their grandson, Peter Leroy, discovers, “that my maternal grandparents were involved in—virtually the creators of—the animated erotic jewelry industry.” From that moment, the story takes on a tone of mingled awe and delight, propelled by a pair of secrets that dovetail, at the end, into a luscious and bawdy revelation.

“The novel is all about sex, and sex, in Herb 'n' Lorna, means everything in life that is good — craft and art and imagination and hard work and humor and friendship and skill and curiosity and loyalty and love.”
      Cathleen Schine
      The New York Times Book Review (front page review) 
“A beautiful book.”
      Marc Munroe Dion, The Kansas City Star
“A wonderful love story.”
      Lisa Jensen, San Francisco Chronicle
“Funny, raunchy, and clever.”
      Justin Kaplan
“Nothing short of brilliant.”
      Armistead Maupin
“Wonderfully odd, comically rich.”
      Anne Bernays
“A funny, sexy story told with consummate skill.”
      Malcolm Jones, Jr., The St. Petersburg Times
“It restores the blush of youth.”
      Barbara Holliday, The Detroit Free Press
“Wise and humorous, affectionate and witty.”
      Publishers Weekly
“There aren’t enough adjectives to praise this delightfully generous storyteller. Herb ’n’ Lorna is a classic. Savor it.”
      Andrei Codrescu, National Public Radio
“Kraft es, en mi opinion, un maestro.”
      Robert Saladrigas, La Vanguardia (Barcelona)
“One of the undiscovered gems of recent American fiction: a romance of uncommon tenderness and complexity, a work of prodigious comic invention—and a damn sexy book.”
      Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene

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Herb ’n’ Lorna
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Oct 16, 2014
  • Publisher: The Babbington Press
  • Seller: Eric Kraft
  • Print Length: 379 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.2
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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