Last Days of Summer Updated Ed: A Novel
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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