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Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date June 1, 1998
Pages 261
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684847955
ISBN-10 0684847957
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
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
Amazon.com description: Product Description: By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball.

Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans.

We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin’s early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers’ leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after, marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.

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