Snow in August by Pete Hamill

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In the year 1947, Michael Devlin, eleven years old and 100 percent American-Irish, is about to forge an extraordinary bond with a refugee of war named Rabbi Judah Hirsch. Standing united against a common enemy, they will summon from ancient sources a power in desperately short supply in modern Brooklyn-a force that's forgotten by most of the world but is known to believers as magic.

About Pete Hamill

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Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is the author of twenty previous books, including the bestselling novels Snow in August, Forever, North River, and Tabloid City and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life. He lives in New York City.
Published October 14, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 327 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Michael and two friends are in Mr. Greenberg's candy store when psychopathic bully Frankie McCarthy, 17, comes in, beats up friendly ``Mister G,'' and drops the cash register onto the owner's head, putting him into a coma.

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Lifelong journalist and current editor in chief of the New York Daily News, Pete Hamill writes with snap and humor in Snow in August, from Michael's first dry mouthful of matzo (''A Hershey bar it's not,'' says the rabbi) to Hirsch's unforgettable first visit to Ebbets Field.

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