Book Review of Snow in August

Snow in August
Snow in August
Author: Pete Hamill
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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From the back cover:
"In the year 1947, Michael Devlin, 11 yrs old, is about to forge an extraordinary bond w/a refugee of war named Rabbi Hirsch. Standing united against a common enemy, they will summon from ancient sources a power in desperately short supply in modern Brooklyn - a force that's forgotten in most of the world but it know to believers as magic. ... masterful, astonishing story of gritty streets, awakening youth, and undying wonder."
I enjoyed this book both for its reading entertainment, but also for its historical value -- post WWII and Jewish culture.