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The Resource Wait till next year : a memoir, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Wait till next year : a memoir, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Label
Wait till next year : a memoir
Title
Wait till next year
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wait Till Next Year is the story of a young girl growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s. When owning a single-family home on a tree-lined street, meant the realization of dreams. When everyone knew everyone else on the block and the children gathered in the streets to play from sunup to sundown. The neighborhood was equally divided among Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. The corner stores were the scenes of fierce and affectionate rivalries. The narrative begins in 1949 at the dawn of a glorious era in baseball. An era that saw one of the three New York teams competing in the World Series every year. An era when the lineups on most teams remained basically intact year after year, allowing fans to extend loyalty and love to their chosen teams. Knowing that for the most part, their favorite players would return the following year, exhibiting their familiar strengths, weaknesses, quirks, and habits. Never would there be a better time to be a Brooklyn Dodger fan. But in 1957 it all came to an abrupt end when the Dodgers (and the Giants) were forcibly uprooted from New York and transplanted to California. Shortly after the Dodgers left, Kearns' mother dies, and the family moved from the old neighborhood to an apartment on the other side of town. This move coincided with the move of several other families on the block and with the decline of the corner store as the supermarket began to take over. It was the end of an era and the beginning of another era--and for Kearns, the end of childhood
Summary
Presents a memoir of the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. As a young girl growing up in New York City, she loved baseball and the Brooklyn Dodgers
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1997.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1997.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156870
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV875.B7
LC item number
G66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Wait till next year : a memoir, Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18954843
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780684824895
Lccn
97039766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37567424
  • (OCoLC)37567424
Label
Wait till next year : a memoir, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18954843
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780684824895
Lccn
97039766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37567424
  • (OCoLC)37567424

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