I stayed at my mom’s house this weekend, so IÂ commuted into ManhattanÂ this morningÂ from my hometown ofÂ Rockaway Beach, Queens. It’s a long but spectacular ride on the MTA’sÂ A train. AsÂ the trainÂ leavesÂ Rockaway and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean behind, itÂ crossesÂ over Jamaica BayÂ into theÂ bordering townÂ ofÂ Broad Channel. When IÂ looked out the train window as we pulled into Broad Channel station, IÂ recalled my experience meetingÂ Tara Clancy and reading her new memoirÂ The Clancys of Queens.Â Â READ MORE
“My book is about growing up in Queens. In a lot of ways it’s a slice of life of what it’s like to be a working class woman in Queens . . . and on the other hand it’s got an interesting social strata hopping element to it.”
Learn more about The Clancy of Queens.