The Way Home by Henry Dunow
Scenes from a Season, Lessons from a Lifetime

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When Henry Dunow signs up to coach his son Max’s Little League team on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he finds himself looking back on his own childhood and his father, Moishe, a Yiddish writer and refugee from Hitler’s Europe, who had considered recreation like playing catch with his son narishkeit, “foolishness.” Determined to be a different kind of parent to his first grader, Dunow bumbles through a self-test of fatherhood on the scruffy fields of New York’s Riverside Park, playing coach, cheerleader, father, and friend to a ragtag bunch of seven-year-olds, many of whom are discovering baseball for the first time. The Way Home is the affecting and ironic story of Dunow’s journey of discovery as he watches his relationship with Max evolve over the course of a Little League season, and comes to understand what being a father to his son can teach him about the man who was his own father.


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About Henry Dunow

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Henry Dunow is a literary agent who lives in New York with his wife, Wendy, and their twins, Max and Madeleine.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published January 22, 2002 by Broadway Books. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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This affecting memoir, Dunow's first book, interweaves an account of a year spent coaching with memories of Dunow's growing up in a family headed by a Polish Jewish immigrant father, a Yiddish writer who was left cold by both sports and those who played it.

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