Last login: Friday, June 4, 2010
Although it was published in 1997, I only recently read Pete Hamill's Snow in August at the insistence of a friend. I thought it was an engrossing and wonderful read, appealing to a wide audience, including high school students. It deals with racism, antiSemitism, poverty, bullying, the ethical issues of silence upon witnessing evil, Jackie Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, urban life in 1940's America, all mixed with healthy doses of magical realism. The protagonist is a child/adolescent in post-WWII Brooklyn. The writing is not Hemingway, but it is competent, and in places quite good.
June 4, 2010 at 6:07 p.m.
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