Dr. Ben Fine is a mathematician and professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut in the United States. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Fairfield University and is the author of ten books (eight in mathematics, one on chess, one a political thriller) as well over 130 research articles. He has completed a memoir told in interwoven stories called Tales from Brighton Beach: A Boy Grow in Brooklyn. The stories detail his growing up in Brighton Beach, a seaside neighborhood on the southern tip of Brooklyn, during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Brighton Beach was unique and set apart from the rest of New York City both in character and in time. Ben is a lover of animals and many of his tales involve his pets.
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Out of Granada
by Ben Fine
The year is 1560, the Inquisition in Madrid has turned on the conversos, and the Benzions must flee to their holdings in Palermo.
On the voyage, Don Miguel meets the vivacious Senorita Imelda and a mad pirate named Jerusalem. To save his his family and his love, Miguel throws his lot in with the pirates separating them. Will Miguel ever find his Imelda again, or will he be too late?
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