Snow in August

Snow in August

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1947. Michael Devlin, eleven years old and 100 percent American Irish, is about to forge a most extraordinary bond. His new friend is Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a refugee from Prague. Here in Brooklyn, surrounded by tenements and the smell of hot dogs, Rabbi Hirsch enchants Michael with stories of ancient wisdom as Michael explains to him the equally wondrous world of baseball. Then the neighborhood intervenes--and only one thing can save them from the hate all around them. A miracle...
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: First Back Bay paperback edition
ISBN: 9780316242820
Branch Call Number: Fiction Ham
Characteristics: 356, 16 pages ; 21 cm


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Great book. Loved the language. a page turner.

Aug 15, 2011

Michael Devlin, is a boy just coming of age in post-war [1947] Brooklyn, the same year Jackie Robinson joins the Dodgers. He makes the acquaintance of Rabbi Judah Hirsch, fortuitous for many reasons, and an unlikely one for this Irish-Catholic boy. Hamill is a master of this time and place; great realistic characters with all the joys and disappointments of growing up in an immigrant neighborhood. A page-turner for me.

Mar 27, 2011

This book kept me enthralled. Its a journey on every page.

Nov 23, 2009

Truly loved this book and read it yearly to remind myself why I love it so much!


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