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Snow in August

(1997)
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In 1940s Brooklyn, friendship between an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy and an elderly Jewish rabbi might seem as unlikely as, well, snow in August. But the relationship between young Michael Devlin and Rabbi Judah Hirsch is only one of the many miracles large and small contained in Pete Hamill's novel. Michael finds himself in trouble when he witnesses the 17-year-old leader of the dreaded Falcons gang beating an elderly shopkeeper. For Michael, 1940s Brooklyn is a world still shaped by life in the Old Country, a world where informing on a fellow Irishman is the worst crime imaginable--worse even than the violent crimes committed by some of those fellows. So Michael keeps silent, finding solace in the company of Rabbi Hirsch, a Czech refuge whom he meets by chance. From this serendipitous beginning blossoms a unique friendship--one that proves perilous to both when the Falcons catch up with them.Interlaced with Hamill's realistic descriptions of violence and fear are scenes of remarkable poignancy: the rabbi's first baseball game, where he sees Jackie Robinson play for the Dodgers; Michael's introduction into the mystical world of the Cabbala and the book's miraculous ending. Hamill is not a lyrical writer, but he is a heartfelt one, and this story of courage in the face of great odds is one of his best.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 1-4395-6422-1 / 978-1-4395-6422-6 (USA edition)
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October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Snow In August (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 1-4177-3868-5 / 978-1-4177-3868-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-613-06851-3 / 978-0-613-06851-2 (USA edition)
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March 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 1-4176-2196-6 / 978-1-4176-2196-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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1900 : USA Hardback
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-7862-1221-7 / 978-0-7862-1221-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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May 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-316-34094-4 / 978-0-316-34094-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Snow in August: A Novel
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-316-24282-9 / 978-0-316-24282-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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January 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-606-20074-6 / 978-0-606-20074-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-446-67525-3 / 978-0-446-67525-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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December 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-7862-1222-5 / 978-0-7862-1222-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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March 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-446-60625-1 / 978-0-446-60625-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vision
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Audio Editions

November 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 1-56511-626-7 / 978-1-56511-626-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soundelux Audio Pub
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August 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Snow In August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-7366-3755-9 / 978-0-7366-3755-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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July 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 1-55935-250-7 / 978-1-55935-250-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soundelux Audio Pub
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Snow in August
Author(s): Pete Hamill
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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