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Book Cover of the Week: The Old Blue Couch

Friday, June 01, 2012 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Received this little guy in the mail today and fell for the cover, paper quality, and interior page layout. It's clearly been shown some TLC from its publisher, Ronald P. Frye & Company. Unfortunately, it appears to only be available in Canada right now, but crossing fingers for an American release soon.


An old blue couch is heisted away by neighbourhood thieves; a comforter from Poland undergoes a new utilitarian transformation; a prayershawl may have ended up on the wrong shoulders; a synagogue kiddush club faces a crisis of whiskey drought — these and other situations give rise to humourous and hilarious predicaments for the characters in this collection of endearing and deliciously comic stories. The Old Blue Couch and Other Stories, for both its warmth and wit, merits an honoured place at the literary banquet table.