The Christmas kid : and other Brooklyn stories

by Hamill, Pete, 1935-2020

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Crafton Public Library Adult - Non-Fiction 813.54 HAMILL 2012 CRAFTON 03/23
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Non-Fiction
Call Number  813.54 HAMILL 2012 CRAFTON 03/23
Oakmont Carnegie Library Fiction HA
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  HA
Pete Hamill's collected stories about Brooklyn present a New York almost lost but not forgotten. They read like messages from a vanished age, brimming with nostalgia: for the world after the war, the days of the Dodgers and Giants, and even, for some, the years of Prohibition and the Depression.

The Christmas Kid is vintage Hamill. Set in the borough where he was born and raised, it is a must-read for his many fans, for all who love New York, and for anyone who seeks to understand the world today through the lens of the world that once was.

"Hamill, a master raconteur, mines his own roots in this enchanting new anthology."- New York Times
The Christmas kid
The price of love
A death in the family
The love of his life
Changing of the guard
A poet long ago
The car
Just the facts, ma'am
The trial of Red Dano
Leaving paradise
Lullaby of Birdland
The boarder
The men in black raincoats
The radio doctor
The challenge
A hero of the war
The final score
You say tomato, and...
'S wonderful
The warrior's son
The second summer
The sunset pool
The lasting gift
The man with the blue guitar
The hitter bag
The home country
The waiting game
The home run
Up the roof
The book signing.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Good ol' Pete Hamill is a seasoned journalist who can be counted on to write fiction with heart and old-fashioned, human charm. No cutting-edge technique here, no dystopian vision of city life (Hamill is a born and bred Brooklynite), but he certainly doesn't serve up pabulum to his eager readers. Hamill knows the toughness of city streets but also the warmth and richness to be found in the lives of the denizens of those streets. His latest book is a collection of short stories, most of them originally published in the New York Daily News. With their universality of theme and directness of style, they speak to all readers. For instance, The Christmas Kid, the longest story in the collection, is a poignant but never schmaltzy tale about Brooklyn immediately after WWII, when a Jewish boy from Europe is plunged into the neighborhood and is taught the ropes only to be taken away from this safe haven. His story is the story of the power of community.--Hooper, Brad Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Company,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description viii, 271 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780316232739 (hbk.)
0316232734 (hbk.)
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