ONLINEBook Club: “Snow in August” by Pete Hamill

Top Pick August 26, 2020 Free
(Photo: Kimberly Farmer/Unsplash)
(Photo: Kimberly Farmer/Unsplash)

Brooklyn, 1947: The war veterans have come home. Jackie Robinson is about to become a Dodger. And in one close-knit working-class neighborhood, an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin has just made friends with a lonely rabbi from Prague.

“Snow in August” by Pete Hamill is the story of that unlikely friendship—and of how the neighborhood reacts to it. For Michael, the rabbi opens a window to ancient learning and lore that rival anything in Captain Marvel. For the rabbi, Michael illuminates the everyday mysteries of America, including the strange language of baseball. But like their hero Jackie Robinson, neither can entirely escape from the swirling prejudices of the time. Terrorized by a local gang of antisemitic Irish toughs, Michael and the rabbi are caught in an escalating spiral of hate for which there’s only one way out—a miracle.

Brotherhood is purchasing a limited number of books for those who do not have a copy or cannot obtain one and would like to join in. One copy per household. Larry Weiner will be leading the discussion. At the end of the meeting we will talk about future books. Please come prepared to contribute one suggestion for future readings. If you need a copy, please email

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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