Journalism Professor Roslyn Bernstein Publishes New Book, Boardwalk Stories

Boardwalk Stories  comprises 14 related tales across the decades of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The stories are windows into the rich everyday lives of the residents of communities such as Coney Island, Long Beach, the Jersey shore, and the California beach towns.

"Set in the shadow of the Cold War, the boardwalk characters, many of them misfits and wannabes, share their joys and sorrows in a world where kewpie dolls and tawdry carnival prizes are often the only ersatz rewards for lost dreams. Included in the cast are Beverly the Queen of the Skeeball arcade, Jollie Trixie the fat lady, Arnold the king of Playworld, Miss Lydia the famous ballerina, and Joey the orphan.

"Each story is paired with a vintage black-and-white boardwalk photograph capturing the mood after World War II when a day out meant breathing in the bracing salt air and feeding coins into the machines at the penny arcade."

Title: Boardwalk Stories
ISBN: 9780984054602
Author: Roslyn Bernstein
Publisher: Blue Eft Press
Additional Features:
softcover/188 pages/size 6 x 9/trade

About the Author:

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Edited by J D Sallen

Born in Brooklyn, Roslyn Bernstein moved to Long Beach, New York in 1948. She was raised in the West End of town, a short walking distance from the city’s boardwalk, which runs for two miles along the Atlantic Ocean side of this barrier island. A poet and journalist, she has been a professor of Journalism and Creative Writing at Baruch College, CUNY, since 1974. Roslyn Bernstein earned a BA at Brandeis University and a MA and Ph.D. at New York University. She has served as the director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at Baruch College since it was established in 1998.

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