ABOUT THE SERIES
The first of the four stand-alone novels in the evocative and not-so-nuclear family saga series called Herring Cove Road where a small group of troubled individuals, dealing with their own personal issues, accidentally come together to form a family unit, and then while struggling to maintain it, are forced to deal with its dark results, such as: racism, death, murder, suicide and much more.
Taking place primarily in the 70’s, with believable characters and mostly situated in several areas of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the series chronicles the actions (and their results) of an old and introverted Jewish man, a struggling mother, her naive and lonely son, and a boy streetwise beyond his years.
Be warned, each of the novels in this touching series offers an emotional rollercoaster ride from its beginning to its surprising and, perhaps, shocking ending.
Volume 1: On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Jew and the Goy Boy
Volume 2: Still on Herring Cove Road: Hickory, Dickory, Death
Volume 3: Off Herring Cove Road: The Problem Being Blue
Volume 4: Before Herring Cove Road: A Love Story **Coming April 1, 2016**
ABOUT THIS VOLUME Mr. Rosen, once an amusing extrovert with a reputation as a prankster, is entering his senior years as a stoic, thirty-year converted introvert who hates change, has little to no interest in people and is more than content to have his wife sit at the navigator’s seat of his life. Since becoming a practising introvert, there have been almost no changes in his life, and for the few that there were, his wife had walked him through them, including the recent move to a much smaller home in a lower/middle class neighbourhood where he lives directly next-door to a racist whose nine-year old son addresses him as Mr. Jew.
Mr. Rosen had seen the move coming, and he is very much aware of the enormous change to come sometime in the, hopefully, far off future; though, he refuses to give it any attention. That change will come on slowly and painfully and will eventually force him to chart his own life’s route.
This heartwarming, feel-good novel offers a rollercoaster ride of emotion as Mr. Rosen's world of habitual routine begins to implode while on a collision course with the chaotic world of an innocent child, its troubled mother and vengeful father.
**Five Stars** "A touching and thought provoking book." -Dan Alatorre, author of "Savvy Stories: funny things I learned from my daughter"
**Five Stars** "I cried -only to have a smile brought to my face before the tears even dried." Carol H.F.
*Warning* The novel contains a section of strong language and involves story elements of death, alcoholism and domestic violence.
Michael Kroft is an accidental Novelist. Being a writer of short stories of various genres, his initial novel started out as a simple short story, but because of his love for the characters, it quickly bloomed to a full length novel of 87,000 words. With his new found love for writing novels, Kroft turned his first novel, On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Jew and the Goy Boy, into the family saga series Herring Cove Road, with each following Novel also in the Literary, contemporary and family saga genres, but with sub genres of Murder Mystery, Crime and Romance (along the lines of The Notebook and The Bridges Over Madison County)
After the completion of his fourth and final book in the Herring Cove Road series (not yet past the first draft stage,) Kroft has plans to expand into a Science Fiction dystopia series, a Middle-School Fantasy series, a Crime Thriller novel, a Dark Literary novel and, if that wasn't enough of a range, a Paranormal Horror Thriller novel.
Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Michael Kroft now lives in Montreal, Canada, is single and, apparently, with too much time on his hands, and he hopes that his writing will eventually place him in the position where he lands his dream job of "placing the little plastic thingys on the ends of shoelaces."
Michael Kroft's current works:
The literary, contemporary, family saga series Herring Cove Road:
-On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Jew and the Goy Boy
-Still On Herring Cove Road: Hickory, Dickory, Death
-Off Herring Cove Road: The Problem Being Blue
-Before Herring Cove Road: A Love Story (A Work in Progress)
A short and humorous memoir:
-Editing Can Kill an Idiot.