Wait Till Next Year
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A wonderful memoir about the author's childhood in the 1950's. She lived in Rockville Centre on the South Shore of Long Island, New York.
Her father was born in Brooklyn and was an avid Dodger's fan. As a young girl, Doris Kearns became a huge fan of the Dodgers and of baseball. Her poignant and entertaining memories of that time are very skillfully presented, so that you can imagine yourself being transported back to an era that seemed so much more innocent that today.
Besides her stories about baseball, she also writes about her mother who had serious health problems, the McCarthy era and the beginning of desegregation.
I especially loved her descriptions of her neighborhood and the different family run businesses which seemed to her to be an extension of her own family. It reminded me of my own childhood in the 50's.
I would definitely recommend this book to all ages; even those who are not baseball fans.
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"They've lost the first game." said doubt. "It looks bad. They're going to lose the Series again, just as they always have."
"It's only one game," countered hope, "and it was in Yankee Stadium. It was a close game, they played well. Tomorrow is another day."
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