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by Eric Kraft

eBook Herb 'n' Lorna download ISBN: 1935597019
Author: Eric Kraft
Publisher: AmazonEncore (May 11, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 400
ePub: 1105 kb
Fb2: 1258 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Literary

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On the surface, Herb and Lorna's story seems like an American myth: small-town origins, Jazz Age romance.

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Herb and Lorna came to this unique calling via separate paths, and one of the running jokes of the book is. .Accolades to the author, Eric Kraft, for bringing readers hours of fun and excitement as we enter the lives of Herb 'n' Lorna.

Herb and Lorna came to this unique calling via separate paths, and one of the running jokes of the book is whether or not their creations are inspired -or not- by acts they practiced on each other. Kraft tells their story in multi-generational detail, primarily from the point of view of their grandson. The family members who variously contribute charm and conflict reminded me of the quirky populations in a John Irving or Anne Tyler novel.

But that's not the point. Often, in fact usually, the episodes in Peter's life - whether in novel or short story form - are told out of sequence.

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Eric Kraft (born 1944) is an American novelist. He is known for his series of novels that make up "The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy". Each novel tells of some aspect of the fictional Leroy's life. Several are supposed to have been written by Leroy.

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On the surface Herb and Lorna Piper are typically sunny 1950s American adults Used availability for Eric Kraft's Herb 'n' Lorna. March 1989 : UK Hardback.

On the surface Herb and Lorna Piper are typically sunny 1950s American adults. Herbs sells Sudebakers to the citizens of Bebbington, a Long Island seaside town, and Lorna is his cheerfully coy and clever wife. But this book begins with the shocking, wondrous discovery, made by their grandson Peter Leroy after their death, "that my maternal grandparents were involved in-virtually the creators of-the animated erotic jewelry industry. Used availability for Eric Kraft's Herb 'n' Lorna.

Herb Piper lives with his clever and vivacious wife Lorna in the tranquil, seaside Long Island town of Babbington. Herb sells Studebakers, putters in his basement, fancies himself an inventor, and struggles against his habit of making bad investments. Bright afternoons and well-tended lawns fill the couple’s quiet, unassuming life, the very picture of Norman Rockwell’s America. But Herb and Lorna have concealed from each other a pair of curious secrets, deceptions at the heart of a marriage that register the delightful, universal mystique of human sexuality. A funny, poignant, and surprising love story, Herb ’n’ Lorna gently unravels the mysteries—logical and illogical—that bind two people through the years.
Comments: (7)
Ynye
This memoir of the surprising story of the lives of the narrator's maternal grandparents is by turns funny, touching, sexy, and a window into post-WWII suburban America. It is my favorite episode in Kraft's Babbington series, interlocking, shape-shifting stories about a small town in Long Island, New York.

Devour this book and learn the rules of croquet played on a sloping lawn, what happens when lovers make love in a rowboat, and how "coarse goods" were very, very fine indeed when Herb and Lorna created them.
Wild Python
As a whole, it's no masterpiece, but it is smarter, funnier, and more poignant than most books out there. I have to believe that author thought it all out intricately, but it reads smoothly. It's a fun ride. The best parts of the book are extraordinary. The worst parts are still very good. Rich characters, interesting life choices, deep relationships. Much of this book is unique in great ways.
Laizel
This book was horrible. Too much blustering by the author. By the time Herb finally met Lorna, I didn't give a hoot and stopped reading the book. Don't waste any time or money on this!
VAZGINO
it should have had sex scenes in it. The story started well and then fizzled for the remaining 1/2 of the book. Too bad - it had a great premise.
Ese
Originally published in 1988, this edition of Eric Kraft's "Herb 'n' Lorna is an "AmazonEncore" item, an effort to spotlight books that may have artistic strengths but were overlooked in the popular marketplace.

This is one such book. The title characters, Herb and Lorna Piper, are an unassuming couple who spend the bulk of the story living a rather simple life in a coastal Long Island town during in the years before the Great Depression and following World War II. As their lives are influenced by the grand scale of events around them, they carry with them what can best be described as a dirty little secret: they are master crafters of what the book calls "coarse trade", small pieces of animated sculpture featuring couples performing various erotic acts. Herb and Lorna came to this unique calling via separate paths, and one of the running jokes of the book is whether or not their creations are inspired --or not-- by acts they practiced on each other.

Kraft tells their story in multi-generational detail, primarily from the point of view of their grandson. The family members who variously contribute charm and conflict reminded me of the quirky populations in a John Irving or Anne Tyler novel. Kraft does this in the form of a fictional biography, complete with period photographs of the locales and some of the characters.

While Herb and Lorna share lifelong devotion, their relationship is not without stumbles, and Kraft uses their flaws to contrast effectively with the strength of their relationships.

Like many peers of their generation, Herb and Lorna end up in Florida, where their cottage industry moves out from underground and into the mainstream.

While the themes are clearly adult, there is nothing gratuitous in this funny, literate and extremely entertaining novel Read it and become part of the Pipers' fun!
Musical Aura Island
Do you remember your young, innocent days when you learned about "the birds and the bees" and couldn't conceive of your parents ever having done anything like "that?" That was just too gross! It was something a kid could not consider...or even think about.

I suppose we all wanted our parents to be Saints, far removed from lesser mortals...

And heaven forbid that our grandparents ever "did it," as we called the act in those days.

Well, this is the problem faced by Peter Leroy, the narrator of this witty, heartwarming book, when he learns that his beloved grandparents were in the "coarse goods" trade. On the day of his Gumma's funeral, three years following the death of his Guppa, he learns about it from her best friend, May Castle.

He is stunned when May gives him a box filled with erotic jewelry; it's all Peter can do to get through the funeral where he has to speak. He has his own image of his typical, down-to-earth grandparents and he treasures those `50s memories. In his own words from the book: "To learn that my grandparents had played a leading role in the development of erotic jewelry in their time was much too much to handle at one time."

Another thing that bothers Peter is that he's the last to learn about it. This sets the course of this book as Peter sets out to learn everything he can about their lives and get to the truth of the matter.

What adds to the hilarity of Herb 'n' Lorna--set during the period prior to World War I--is that Lorna keeps her artistry in carving the erotic figures from her husband Herb, and Herb keeps his secret from her. Herb constructs and designs the mechanisms that animate the erotic, intertwined figures carved by Lorna. The subterfuge that each undertakes to keep their secrets is hilarious.

And you'll never believe what happens on the night Herb and Lorna finally decide to confess. (Yes, both were ashamed of their secret life, even while each delighted in their individual skills. This was a more Puritanical time, after all...)

I won't reveal more of the plot, but believe me when I say that Peter Leroy uncovers their entire story, relating it with grace, dignity and gut-busting, bawdy humor.

This is much more than a romantic comedy; it's a masterpiece of literature, depicting the great love Herb and Lorna share throughout their lifetime. Peter does such a thorough job uncovering his Gumma and Guppa's lives that I think of this as two superb character studies.

I agree with The Washington Post review on the front cover: "Herb 'n' Lorna is the happiest of books--not to mention the sexiest...The kind of sweetness and passion and laughter Kraft draws from these ordinary lives is rare and enduring."

Accolades to the author, Eric Kraft, for bringing readers hours of fun and excitement as we enter the lives of Herb 'n' Lorna.

Reviewed by Betty Dravis, July 30, 2010
Author of "Dream Reachers" (with Chase Von) and other books