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Snow in August
Snow in August
Author: Pete Hamill
General Fiction Large Print Edition* A New York Times BestsellerIts 1947 in a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood when two unlikely characters meet. In a blizzard one Saturday, an Irish Catholic boy, Michael Devlin, meets Rabbi Judah Hirsch, and a rare and beautiful friendship begins. Michael is entranced by the rabbis stories of ancient magic a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781559352505
ISBN-10: 1559352507
Publication Date: 7/1997
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Publisher: Soundelux Audio Publishing
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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Suprisingly addicting book. Hamill transports you to a place and time when life was simple AND more complicated. A teen develops an unlikely friendship with a rabbi who is new to the States. Set in the forties, the two discover new worlds together and realize the real meaning of friendship.
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11 yr old Michael Devlin (100% Irish), living in a post-war tenement with his widowed mother, beriends Rabbi Hirsch in 1940's Brooklyn. After witnessing a hate-crime, Michael is terrorized by The Falcons ~ a gang of youths doling out anti-Semitism and other harrassment. Finally, Michael finds he has to evoke the spirit of the golem to help him and his neighborhood.

Pete Hamill brings post-war Brooklyn tangibly to the page. He weaves a heartrending tale of human vulnerability and myth that I enjoyed and will look forward to reading more of his work.
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I enjoyed the writing - the history and the sense of wonder. The author takes you there.
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Excellent story - fantasy and fiction - good and evil.
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A beautiful coming of age story about a young Irish-American Catholic boy who befriends a Rabbi, and teaches him about baseball, during the time Of the Dodgers in Brooklyn when Jackie Robinson was first accepted to the team. It is a story of learning, values, tolerance, & love.
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Set in a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood in 1947, this tale revolves around an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin and Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a refugee from Prague. For Michael, the rabbi's stories of ancient magic and wisdom captivate his imagination and transport him to times and places even his beloved comic book heroes have never visited. For the rabbi, Michael's patient instruction on the language of baseball and American culture opens up an equally strange world.


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