Author Allison Lynn says about Einstein's Beach House: "A failed professional ventriloquist, a possibly morose hedgehog and a particularly acute array of parents and their children populate Jacob Appel's impossibly keen Einstein's Beach House -- a collection that takes a sharp look at the moments when we, whether child or adult, see who we truly are and the inevitability of who we will become. Appel's achy, skewed, sometimes heart-breaky world is dense with truth and humor -- the stuff of great literature."
Wedding Wipeout (A Rabbi Kappelmacher Mystery Book 1)
by Jacob M. Appel
Sisters Florence and Lorraine Eisenstein, heirs to an egg-cream fortune, have been bound for years by a peculiar will that automatically disinherits them if they marry, and they have remained spinsters into old age. Then, without explanation, Florence suddenly decides to marry—and dies shortly after the wedding of an asthma attack....
A couple adopts a depressed hedgehog; a stranger shows up, claiming to be the father of a girl's imaginary friend; a woman kidnaps her ex-husband's turtle; a family is evicted from their home, but was it ever really theirs? Heartbreaking and hilarious, the eight stories of Einstein's Beach House examine how we deceive ourselves and...
From the acclaimed author of The Biology of Luck comes a hilarious, Kafkaesque satire Arnold Brinkman is a shy and retiring botanist; he loves his plants more than his country. But when his refusal to stand for the national anthem at a baseball game causes a major media incident, he is thrown into a world of pushy patriots...
Categories: All Humor; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Phoning Home: Essays
by Jacob M. Appel
Phoning Home is a collection of entertaining and thought-provoking essays featuring the author’s quirky family, his Jewish heritage, and his New York City upbringing. Jacob M. Appel’s recollections and insights, informed and filtered by his advanced degrees in medicine, law, and ethics, not only inspire nostalgic feelings but also...
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