“I hope the book helps readers appreciate this town and their place in it in a fresh way,” said author Eileen Moon. The book covers both town greats and unsung heroes like James Avati, “the Rembrandt of Paperbacks” whose illustrations have graced thousands of book covers, including J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and Richard Wright’s Black Boy; Florence Forgotson Adams, the first woman admitted to the Monmouth County Bar association who paved the way for all the women who followed her into the legal profession in Red Bank; and Sigmund Eisner, a Jewish immigrant who grew a modest clothing business into a major manufacturing empire.
Moon is excited to share the new book with locals. “My hope is that the book demonstrates how connected we are from generation to generation…and reminds us all how much we have to learn from each other,” she said.
Join the Author for a Book Signing!
2835 Route 35N, Hazlet NJ 07730
When: Saturday, April 5th, 2014; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2361 Hwy 66, Ocean NJ 07712
When: Saturday, April 12th, 2014; 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
The book will be available at events, area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, and through the publisher at (888)-313-2665.
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Legendary Locals of Red Bank
by Eileen Moon
An imprint of Arcadia Publishing
128 pages/ softcover
Available: February 17, 2014