One Story, Different Types of House Calls

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New book follows a Jewish family as they make a new home in America

From author Robert Pearson comes a story that will resonate with everyone who has come to America, looking for a dream. Made available through Xlibris, House Calls will make readers laugh, cry, reflect, and realize that “we are but mortals.”

House Calls takes readers into the lives of several generations of families. These are the immigrants who struggled and their offspring who achieved much and also fell from grace during their lives. As readers follow their lives, they will see their own life and the lives of people they know. Although this family happens to be Jewish, their story is one that transcends all of the people who have come to the Great Land known as America.

People often migrate to America to achieve the American dream. House Calls reflects this struggle to catch that elusive dream—a task made more complicated by Jewish traditions and the assimilation of a new culture. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Robert Pearson, DO is a retired family physician of fifty years. He was born and raised in New Jersey and is currently residing in Woodcliff Lake. From childhood he has had an interest in writing and playing music, literature, poetry, and sports. His father was a dental surgeon who played the violin and his mother played the piano. Before attending medical school, he worked as a lifeguard, waiter, entertainer and social director in summer resorts. It was during one of these summers that he met his Eleanor, a professional singer and actress. They have been married for fifty-six years and have three children and eight grandchildren. His childhood interests developed into his adult avocations as a poet, composer and author. His songs have been incorporated into a musical play that has been produced twice to benefit charity and his poetry has been published. He is very persistent in everything he does and it shows in his successes. His seemingly tireless wife, Eleanor, is the strong woman behind the successful man. As a young osteopathic physician in Emerson, New Jersey, Dr. Pearson rapidly built up a very successful practice in Family Medicine and always believed in making house calls. His work was rewarded with recognition in 1998 when he was honored as Physician of the Year in the State of New Jersey. He took care of many patients for their entire lives. No one who came to see “Doc” Pearson was ever turned away. He has lectured in the United States and abroad and has worked actively and taken leadership in various professional associations and is still an avid contributor to local news media as an advocate for the needs of his fellow man. Dr. Pearson has been referred to as a “Renaissance Man” because of his varied interests, activities and successes.

House Calls * by Robert Pearson
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 261 pages; 978-1-4568-7002-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 261 pages; 978-1-4568-7003-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-7004-1

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