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The Resource Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill

Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill

Label
Snow in August : a novel
Title
Snow in August
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Pete Hamill
Creator
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!
Awards note
Alex Award (YALSA/ALA) for Best Adult Books for Teenagers.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-2020
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamill, Pete
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A423
LC item number
S66 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Jewish way of life
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Baseball
  • Friendship
  • Jewish way of life
  • New York (State)
Label
Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35235597
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780446606257
Lccn
96036043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35235597
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780446606257
Lccn
96036043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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