Coming of age story … is good summer read

Posted on September 3, 2010 in Reviews

It is 1939, 10 years into the Great Depression. The United States looks on as Europe teeters on the brink of World War. In Atlantic City money is tight but summertime on the Boardwalk is still a magical time with big bands on the Steel Pier, well dressed men and women strolling the boards, pitchmen selling their wares and teenagers looking to have a good time.

Author J. Louis Yampolsky, encouraged by his granddaughter to write about his memories of Atlantic City, came up with A Boardwalk Story, a classic coming of age tale. The main character is 15-year-old Jack Laurel who lives in the Lower Chelsea section of town and hangs with his best friends Eddie, Bernie and Blinky.

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