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The Best Ride to New York Hardcover – 1978


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 149 pages
  • Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers; 1st edition (1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060125578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060125578
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,862,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a gem of a book. I accidently came across it in a neighborhood garage sale and my curiosity was immediately picqued. I have to confess I'm a basketball junkie. But don't let that put you off, even if you're not a psychotic "pill" fan. The book is brimming with life.It's the real deal. The sense the writer has of a small town and the desperate people that inhabit it is every bit as evocative and well drawn as anything you're likely to read this year... The book is about a pivotal week in the life of a semi-pro basketball player, Jake "Grizzly" Baer, playing his last season in a small steel town somewhere in the industrial Northeast. Haunted by his father's death and the compromises of his life he now questions, Jake is given the task, (more the duty) to find a young hot shot high school basketball star the local mob boss is itching to put in his back pocket. How Jake finds the young star, Sidney Nightengale, and whether he'll "turn him over" is the stuff of a quiet, but heart-felt American tragedy. Order the book and read it. You won't be disappointed.
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