Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year

A Memoir

Book - 1997
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An eccentric cast of characters populates the autobiography of a young girl who roots for the Brooklyn Dodgers with her father, while her mother suffers from a debilitating illness.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1997
ISBN: 9780684847955
Branch Call Number: 92 G632 1997
Characteristics: 261 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Apr 09, 2009

A charming memoir about growing up a fan of the perpetual underdog Brooklyn Dodgers, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. Although ostensibly about Brooklyn neighbourhoods, baseball and her relationship with her father, her story is told in the broader context of the civil rights movement and McCarthyism. A very entertaining and insightful look at America in 1950s.


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Jul 08, 2011

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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Feb 13, 2014

"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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