Clutch by Heather CamlotClutch by Heather Camlot


byHeather Camlot

Paperback | August 2, 2017

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It's 1946. A poor Jewish neighbourhood in Montreal where a few dollars equal a fortune, and no matter where you go, you'll find the best home cooking anywhere on earth. It's also a million miles away from the posh mansions on the other side of town. But a 12-year-old boy can hope.

Just across town something incredible is happening. Jackie Robinson is playing for the Montreal Royals. And he's going to change the world. If Jackie can do it, then so too can a poor Jewish kid from The Plateau.

Heather Camlot is an editor and translator who has written for The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, and Canadian Living, among others. She lives in Toronto.
Title:ClutchFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 5.25 × 0.6 inPublished:August 2, 2017Publisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889955484

ISBN - 13:9780889955486


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating for all ages! I laughed, I cried! This charming story of a young boy growing up in Montreal was a delight to read. It is recommended for young adults and I am far from that age group. I found my husband reading it in the kitchen with tears in his eyes. It is especially of interest to anyone who grew up in Montreal with Jewish roots. However, it is a brilliant read for all and correctly portrays the immigrant experience. I couldn’t put it down!
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book most anyone can relate to If you're from Montreal, read it. If you grew up Jewish or in a Jewish neighborhood, read it. If you love baseball, read it. If you're a tween/teen just trying to figure things out, read it. If you've experienced conflict or loss, read it.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very entertaining! A moving story set in Montreal, with strong and likable characters, and a dynamic pace that will appeal to young readers and anyone interested in a good historical novel.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book! This book is pretty good! I found that it wasn't as much about baseball as it was about growing up learning to be more responsble. It made me think about how lucky I am to have a home and a safe environment. I'd say this book is for ages 11 and up. It is kind of sad at times but it always getts better. I liked this book so much that I finished it in less than 5 days!
Date published: 2017-09-04

Editorial Reviews

"Heather Camlot hits it out of the ballpark with this wise, tender and often funny story about friendship, loss and post-World War II Montreal."
Monique Polak, author of Bullies Rule

"Life, death, love and baseball! What more could a reader want? A home run."
Kevin Sylvester, author of MiNRS