36 Pearl Street
Publisher: Avalon Haddam Press
Publication Date: August, 1, 2023
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Joey Kaminski has already been to 9 different high schools. She has been a Cougar – twice, Jaguar – twice, Wildcat, Spartan, Rams, Husky, and a Falcon when her and her mom move to 36 Pearl Street in New Haven, Connecticut before the start of her senior year. Joey’s mom is a chronic dater and when she starts dating, boyfriend #10 (she stopped learning their names a long time ago), Joey knows it can only end one way.
The difference this time? She doesn’t want to move. Joey has made an unlikely friend in Pani Mazurek, the feisty and straight-talking Polish grandmother that lives below her and her mom. Another reason not to move? Pani Mazurek’s brown eyed, curly haired grandson. It wasn’t swoon at first sight, but it was close. Then she meets Lauren, his cousin. Lauren is beer drinking, cigarette smoking, cheerleader which a knack for getting into trouble. The three of them form a bound, that makes them inseparable. Expect for when Lauren is grounded, which is always.
Joey never realized how one moment, in this case, one address could change your life. Before she steps foot into her new school for her first day of her senior year, she already knows it will be unlike any school she had started before. But a sudden accident threatens everything Joey has learned about herself and the community she has built around her.
36 Pearl Street tells the story of an unlikely pair. A seventeen-year-old teenager, with an emotionally unstable mom and an 80-year-old World War II survivor and how they each save each other.
PRAISE FOR 36 Pearl Street:
“The novel 36 Pearl Street by T.S. Krupa is a book to enjoy when you want to relax with a lovely but engaging story…It’s a story that warms your heart and might even make you shed a tear. I enjoyed meeting the characters and seeing how they interact and grow with each other. It almost felt like you’re also joining that special community.”
– Kim Anisi, Readers’ Favorite, 4 – Star Review