LATE BLOSSOMS by Barnett Zumoff
$14.95 softcover, $17.95 cloth. A Blue Thread Book.
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A much-admired translator of Yiddish literature, Barnett Zumoff has had many lives: as a husband and family man, as an endocrinologist, as a summer camp doctor, as a general in the Air Force Reserve, as the four-time president of The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, as an important decision-maker in American Jewish life. With “Late Blossoms,” he steps into a new and unexpected role: that of poet, a late-in-life recipient of gifts from the Muse. Thirty-six of his creations are contained in this rich and thoughtful book — plus three that Dr. Zumoff has translated into Yiddish.