“We are pleased to announce that Yorkville Twins was a FINALIST in the prestig-ious 23rd annual Midwest Book Awards, finishing 2nd (first runner-up) in the Social Science category, competing with books by authors from 12 Midwestern states.”
Learn about the historical, social, and cultural conditions of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and have a blast doing it!
“Yorkville Twins: Growing Up in New York City in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s” [A Humorous Memoir—Memories of Growing Up in a Czech and German Immigrant Family of Seven]*
320 pages, 6×9
Take a unique historical trip down memory lane in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s with a humorous and endearing collection of stories involving immi-grants, survival, growing up, coming of age, and learning what it is to be an American. More than a memoir, it’s an experience—a love story of family, friends, neighbors, and neighborhood.
Twin brothers Joseph and John Gindele grew up on the rough streets of Yorkville on Manhattan’s ethnic Upper East Side over 60 years ago. This is their story—what the city was like then, how it changed, and how two kids from immigrant parents became accomplished Minnesota schoolteachers with earned doctorate degrees. It’s an American tale full of adventures and laughs, sweet memories and sad moments. How did their Czech and German parents and siblings—a family of seven—ever survive living with twins who share special bonds and predictive abilities?
Share the twins’ rich memories and outlandish adventures growing up.
Explore those special bonds and predictive abilities many twins and multiples have.
Find out how they survived by thinking and working out of the box.
Understand what it means to be an American.
Learn about the colorful Yorkville of yore.
Full of humor, wisdom and frank talk.
Required reading by college freshmen on NY campuses.
Join the Gindele twins on their journey and (1) Rediscover your childhood memories—memories you only thought you had forgotten, (2) Live the immigrant experience in America, and (3) Have fun doing it.
Grab hold of your seat and get ready for a real hoot! Here comes trouble!
NEW: 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016: Yorkville Twins has been adopted as required reading for freshmen and junior-level college students in New York City in “Critical Inquiry” seminar classes: “The Immigration Experience in New York City” and “History of the Hudson,” respectively.
*[Replaces First Edition © 2012, “Yorkville Twins: Hilarious Adventures Growing Up in New York City, 1944-1962″ (ISBN: 978-0-9839337-5-5)].