The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories

The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories

By Max Apple

Johns Hopkins University Press, Hardcover, 9780801887383, 170pp.

Publication Date: October 2007


This is the first collection to appear in twenty years from one of America's best short story writers. His thirteen stories are marvelous--funny, heartbreaking, and wise by turns, and on occasion all three at once.

Praise for Max Apple:

"Apple may not be as well known a humorist as Russell Baker, Calvin Trillin, or Garrison Keillor. But he should be. He belongs in the same crowd."-- "Newsday," reviewing "Free Agents"

"Apple is an amiable, good-hearted, sweet-tempered writer whose short pieces occupy an agreeable territory somewhere between fact and fiction."-- "Washington Post Book World," reviewing "Free Agents"

"A tender, tough, and totally compelling account."-- "USA Today," reviewing "Roommates"

"The slim, sweet slices of this particular Apple pie are always served warm and contain generous amounts of humor, off-the-wall inventiveness, and down-to-earth intelligence."-- "Cleveland Plain Dealer," reviewing "Free Agents"

About the Author
Max Apple has published two collections of stories, The Oranging of America and Free Agents, two novels, Zip and Propheteers, and two books of nonfiction, Roommates and I Love Gootie. Five of his books have been New York Times Notable Books. Apple lives near Philadelphia and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.