Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: November 24, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439188580
ISBN - 13: 9781439188583
From the Publisher
By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The
Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns
Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and
Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next
Year re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a
place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided
between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans.
We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin's early life: her
mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating
illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy
of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy
Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most
important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers'
leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after,
marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.