Last Days of Summer Updated Ed: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Aug 2, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Last Days of Summer is the story of Joey Margolis, neighborhood punching bag, growing up goofy and mostly fatherless in Brooklyn in the early 1940s. A boy looking for a hero, Joey decides to latch on to Charlie Banks, the all-star third baseman for the New York Giants. But Joey's chosen champion doesn't exactly welcome the extreme attention of a persistent young fan with an overactive imagination. Then again, this strange, needy kid might be exactly what Banks needs.

 

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User Review  - sleahey - LibraryThing

A poignant coming-of-age story about a boy's correspondence with a baseball star. Both have wiseass attitudes, but the relationship that develops between them is finally sweet and memorable. Read full review

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User Review  - browner56 - LibraryThing

It is 1940 and Joey Margolis is a precocious 12 year-old living in Brooklyn with his mother and his aunt, where he serves as a punching bag for the other kids in the neighborhood. Abandoned by his ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
Prologue
1940
1941
1942
Epilogue
About the Author
PRAISEFORLast Days of Summer
OTHER BOOKS BY STEVE KLUGER
Copyright
About the Publisher
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Steve Kluger has written extensively on subjects as far-ranging as World War II, rock 'n' roll, and the Titanic, and as close to the heart as baseball and the Boston Red Sox. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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