Marjorie Klein


Test Pattern
1954. A new TV set brings change to the Palmer household: Eleven-year-old Cassie sees glimpses of the future within the hypnotic test pattern--Kennedy’s assassination, the moon landing, desegregation. Her mother fantastizes fame as a tap dancer, her father’s depression accelerates, and the family web becomes irrevocably tangled.

“Measuring Time by the Page”
A tedious summer job becomes a life lesson.

“Our Memories Can Be Legacies to Strangers”
Trash, treasures and forgotten memories mingle in a final cleanup.

Selected Works

Novel: Fiction
“Entertains as surely as a parallel-universe episode of Ozzie and Harriet.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
A last visit to a childhood home.

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