Wait Till Next Year
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Wait Till Next Year


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Aurum Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781781313169


Wait Till Next Year Book Description :

When historian Goodwin was six years old, her father taught her how to keep score for ‘their’ team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, which forged a lifelong bond between father and daughter. Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is a coming-of-age memoir in the era of Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider, when baseball truly was a national pastime that brought whole communities together. With her radio by her side and scorecard to hand, she recreates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. Weaved between the games and the seasons, Goodwin tells the story of a changing America – from the lunacy of the Cold War alar...

Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year


  • Author : Carl Thomas Rowan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1960
  • Genre: African American baseball players
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015046359363


Wait Till Next Year Book Description :

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Wait Till Helen Comes
Score: 4.5
From 93 Ratings

Wait Till Helen Comes


  • Author : Mary Downing Hahn
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-04-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 0547346034


Wait Till Helen Comes Book Description :

Twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their seven-year-old stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can't get any worse. But they do—when Helen comes....

Roots and Sky
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Roots and Sky


  • Author : Christie Purifoy
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493401796


Roots and Sky Book Description :

When Christie Purifoy arrived at Maplehurst that September, she was heavily pregnant with both her fourth child and her dreams of creating a sanctuary that would be a fixed point in her busily spinning world. The sprawling Victorian farmhouse sitting atop a Pennsylvania hill held within its walls the possibility of a place where her family could grow, where friends could gather, and where Christie could finally grasp and hold the thing we all long for--home. In lyrical, contemplative prose, Christie slowly unveils the small trials and triumphs of that first year at Maplehurst--from summer's intense heat and autumn's glorious canopy through winter's still whispers and spring's gentle mercies. Through stories of planting and preserving, of opening the ...

Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own


  • Author : Erma Bombeck
  • Publisher : Fawcett
  • Release Date : 2011-03-30
  • Genre: Humor
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  • ISBN 10 : 0307778231


Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own Book Description :

"She goes a long way with her book to prove that humor is the best -- possibly the only -- way to keep the world on an even keel." CHICAGO SUN-TIMES Remember the things Mother used to say? Erma Bombeck remembers them all and now she's using them on her own kids! With clever illustrations by Bob Keane, these really funny, too-true observations on family and kids and why it shouldn't work but does, is a wonderful antitdote to the daily problems and crises that every family faces. With Erma Bombeck in your corner, laughter is the best coach you can have.......

Wait Till You See Me Dance

Wait Till You See Me Dance


  • Author : Deb Olin Unferth
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555979621


Wait Till You See Me Dance Book Description :

“Deb Olin Unferth’s stories are so smart, fast, full of heart, and distinctive in voice—each an intense little thought-system going out earnestly in search of strange new truths. What an important and exciting talent.”—George Saunders For more than ten years, Deb Olin Unferth has been publishing startlingly askew, wickedly comic, cutting-edge fiction in magazines such as Granta, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s, NOON, and The Paris Review. Her stories are revered by some of the best American writers of our day, but until now there has been no stand-alone collection of her short fiction. Wait Till You See Me Dance consists of several extraordinary longer stories as well as a selection of intoxicating very short stories. In the chilling “...

Praying for Gil Hodges
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Praying for Gil Hodges


  • Author : Thomas Oliphant
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429907487


Praying for Gil Hodges Book Description :

On a steamy hot Sunday, the Reverend Herbert Redmond was celebrating Mass at a church in Brooklyn, when he startled his congregation thus: "It's far too hot for a sermon. Keep the Commandments and say a prayer for Gil Hodges." Praying for Gil Hodges is built around a detailed reconstruction of the seventh game of the 1955 World Series, which has always been on the short list of great moments in baseball history. On a sunny, breezy October afternoon, something happened in New York City that had never happened before and never would again: the Brooklyn Dodgers won the world championship of baseball. For one hour and forty-four minutes, behind a gutsy, twenty-three-year-old kid left-hander from the iron-mining region of upstate New York named Johnny Pod...

Baseball s Great Experiment
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Baseball s Great Experiment


  • Author : Jules Tygiel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195106202


Baseball s Great Experiment Book Description :

Offers a history of African American exclusion from baseball, and assesses the changing racial attitudes that led up to Jackie Robinson's acceptance by the Brooklyn Dodgers...

Wait Till Next Year the Story of Jackie Robinson

Wait Till Next Year the Story of Jackie Robinson


  • Author : Jack Roosevelt Robinson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-06-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 4871876845


Wait Till Next Year the Story of Jackie Robinson Book Description :

Wait tell Next Year is the inside story of one of the most dramatic personalities of our time and a re-creation of many of the most exciting moments in modern baseball. If nothing else had counted but hits, runs and errors, Jackie Robinson wouldn't have had many problems during his years as a major figure in the sports world. But his great ability as a player was often over-shadowed by the fact that he was the first Negro in major league baseball. He was - and still is - a man of burning pride and, above all, courage. He is a man who plays to win, on and off the baseball diamond. Jackie Robinson was born in a share-croppers cabin in Georgia. He first won national fame as a college and basketball star at U.C.L.A. And later played in the Negro Baseball...