Last days of summer : a novel
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New York : Harper, 2008.
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Columbia Pike Adult Fiction
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A contemporary American classica poignant and hilarious tale of baseball, hero worship, eccentric behavior, and unlikely friendship

Last Days of Summer is the story of Joey Margolis, neighborhood punching bag, growing up goofy and mostly fatherless in Brooklyn in the early 1940s. A boy looking for a hero, Joey decides to latch on to Charlie Banks, the all-star third basemen for the New York Giants. But Joey's chosen champion doesn't exactly welcome the extreme attention of a persistent young fan with an overactive imagination. Then again, this strange, needy kid might be exactly what Banks needs.

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Book
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Updated edition.
Physical Desc:
358 pages ; 21.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780061564819, 0061564818

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In Brooklyn, 1940, a wisecracking, baseball loving twelve–year–old boy, Joey Margolis, is in desperate need of a hero. His rich father has recently divorced his mother, leaving her all but penniless, and she is forced to move herself and her son to an Italian dominated part of Brooklyn, where he's the only Jew in the area. Constant abuse from other boys in the neighborhood prompts Joey to send letters to Charlie Banks, an up–and–coming star with the New York Giants, asking for a home run so he can tell everyone that it was for him. Joey uses every trick in the book to get what he wants and the friendship that comes out of their simple correspondence will change them both forever. This improbable friendship is woven together through letters, postcards, notes, telegrams, newspaper clippings, report cards and ticket stubs, and includes a colourful cast of supporting characters. -- from Amazon.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kluger, S. (2008). Last days of summer: a novel. Updated edition. New York: Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kluger, Steve. 2008. Last Days of Summer: A Novel. New York: Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kluger, Steve, Last Days of Summer: A Novel. New York: Harper, 2008.

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Kluger, Steve. Last Days of Summer: A Novel. Updated edition. New York: Harper, 2008. Print.

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