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The place is Brooklyn, the time is the early '40s, and young baseball fanatic Joey needs a hero badly in his life. How that hero becomes Charlie--and ultimately Joey himself--forms the dimensions of the novel's field, but it's the way the game is played that's so remarkable. The story's told not through conventional narrative but by way of Joey's abstract scrapbook: letters, postcards, news clippings, box scores, report cards, matchbook covers, dispatches from FDR, telegrams, even an invitation to Joey's own Bar Mitzvah and the gift list from the affair.
Delightful throughout, Summer develops a deeper traction when Charlie goes off to war, then turns poignant in its seemingly preordained aftermath. It is a triumph of style, to be sure, but a triumph of style without loss of substance. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It was my son's summer reading book - so I decided to read it too....very enjoyable. You really really fall in love with the characters!Published 2 days ago by Jyl D Camhi
This book is about the nicest people. In a way it's ridiculous as this could never happen and the ending was easy to figure out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jackie
A really fun book! I am no fan of most fiction, but this volume brought emotion to me from a place I really have never been. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lexander
This book brings our U.S. history alive for high school students. It deals with WW 2 and this era is definitely out of the wheelhouse for most high school students. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jean Frances Janckila
Last Days of Summer is an extraordinary, heartful, laugh-out-loud amazingly original story. Wonderfully revealed through source material (news clippings, ball scores, letters,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Leslie B. Hill
The Last Days of Summer - -I fell in the love with the main character in the opening scene and he broke my heart along the way. This book makes you laugh and cry. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Riley
Steve Kluger is definitely one talented writer. Another book I could not put down. His characters are so real I had to double check cause I thought I was reading his real life... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Deeze
I feel very lucky to have found this gem. There are a few special books that hold a special place in my heart. This is one of them. A must read.Published 6 months ago by T. Paladini