Snow in August

Snow in August by Pete Hamill

Snow in August
By Pete Hamill
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If you enjoyed Snow in August, you may also be interested in Pete Hamill’s other books in our library collection:


Flesh and Blood. A young boxer from the mean streets of Brooklyn becomes the best white heavyweight of his generation.

Forever. Hamill’s newest novel traces the career of an Irish immigrant who is granted eternal life as long as he doesn’t leave the island of Manhattan.

The Gift. A 17 year old sailor returns to Brooklyn for Christmas to reunite with his father.

The Guns of Heaven. Briscoe, a New York reporter, becomes caught up in an IRA terrorist plot.

Loving Women: a Novel of the Fifties. The U.S. Navy supply base at Pensacola Florida is the setting for this novel of bigotry and passion.


The Invisible City: a New York Sketchbook. Chance encounters and random episodes in the lives of city Brooklyn Eagle newspaper with headline Dodgers, Yankees Win, Giants Losedwellers.

Tokyo Sketches. Cross cultural stories of American and Japanese inspired by the success of The Invisible City.


A Drinking Life. Hamill’s biography follows his career as a drinker, 20 years after he had taken his last drink.

Irrational Ravings. A collection of essays and articles that illustrate why his name is synonymous with the best of American journalism.

Piecework: Writings on Men and Women, Fools and Heroes, Lost Cities, Vanished Friends, Small Pleasures, Large Calamities, and How the Weather Was..

Der Golem
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The Golem: A Jewish Legend by Beverly Brodsky McDermott.

The Golem by Barbara Rogasky.

The Golem: The Story of a Legend by Elie Wiesel.

The Golem of Prague by Gershon Winkler.

Golem by David Wisniewsk.


Superstars and Screwballs: 100 Years of Brooklyn Baseball by Richard Goldstein.

Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers by Peter Golenbock.

The Brooklyn Dodgers: An Illustrated Tribute by Donald Honig.

Wait ’til next year: The Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants,1947-1957 by Christopher Jennison.

The Era: 1947-1957, when the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World by Roger Kahn.

Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait by Rachel Robinson.

Brooklyn Bridge


Map of BrooklynBrooklyn: A State of Mind

Brooklyn: People and Places, Past and Present by Grace Glueck.

Jews of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn and How it Got That Way by David W. McCullough.

The Shaping of a City: A Brief History of Brooklyn by David Ment.

Brooklyn by Brian Merlis.

When Brooklyn was the World, 1920-1957 by Elliot Willensky.


Pete Hamill’s Website

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Brookline Public Library’s Immigration Bibliography

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The Boys of Summer – Brooklyn Dodgers

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Legend of the Golem

Kay E. Vandergrift’s List of Golem Websites

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Big Bands Database

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