On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Rosen and His 43Lb Anxiety


4.18 · 12 ratings · Published: Apr 28th, 2014 {{ book.ratingTitle }}
"...an easy read with characters I fell in love with. It's a wonderful story, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny and sometimes sad, and the whole Mr Jew thing is sooo cute!" -Julie S., NY

Once an amusing extrovert with a reputation as a prankster, Mr. Rosen 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 in the navigator's seat of his life. Since becoming a practicing 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 neighborhood where he lives next to a racist whose pint-sized 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 painful change will force him to chart his own life's route.

Taking place in Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia) in 1976, the story offers a rollercoaster ride of emotion as Mr. Rosen's habitual world begins to implode while on a collision course with the chaotic world of an innocent child, his troubled mother and vengeful father.


The first of the four novels in the unique, evocative and not-so-nuclear family saga series 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 results.

Volume 1) On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Rosen and His 43Lb Anxiety
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: Ruth Goldman and the Nincompoop

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