The Resource Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill

Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill

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Snow in August : a novel
Title
Snow in August
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Pete Hamill
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Brooklyn in the late 1940s, adolescent Michael Devlin is a dutiful son to his widowed mother and a conscientious altar boy at the parish church. One day, he meets Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a chance encounter that inaugurates a friendship with vast consequences, good and bad, for both of them. Michael lost his father in the war, and the rabbi, a recent immigrant to this country, lost his wife. The threads of their connection widen and strengthen as the rabbi endeavors to teach Michael about his native Prague and Jewish customs and lore, and the boy, in turn, instructs the rabbi about things American, including baseball. But Michael's awakening does not stop there; sadly, he learns hard lessons, to the point of bodily harm, about anti-Semitism. In fact, Michael must turn to extreme measures to effect a resolution to the problem of hatemongering; using his new storehouse of knowledge, he summons a golem!
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Title
Snow in August
Creator
Summary
Michael Devlin, an 11-year-old Irish American, meets Rabbi Hirsch, recently arrived from Europe, and in return for teaching the rabbi about baseball and English, the rabbi teaches Michael Yiddish and tells him about Prague, until an Irish gang becomes violent in its anti-Semitism
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 1998.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1997.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1997.
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032061
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A423
LC item number
S66 1997
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Pete Hamill
Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill
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Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm35235597
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780446675253
Lccn
96036043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35235597
  • (Sirsi) a1236209

Library Locations

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