Editor’s note: This review was submitted by a library patron during the 2013 Adult Summer Reading program. We will continue to periodically share some of these reviews throughout the year. Thanks to all who participated!
“Wait Till Next Year” is a memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin that tells about the years when she was growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s. She describes the love of her family and the neighborhood in which she grew up, as well as the countless escapades involving the neighbors, local merchants and the church her family attended. But, this book is probably most of all about how she came to love the Brooklyn Dodgers after her father taught her the game of baseball. Her childhood was a major part of her early involvement in baseball. She was heartbroken when the Dodgers moved to California. I enjoyed this book because I am a huge fan of this author’s writings and because I found it to be a delightful telling of her growing up years in New York.
Three words that describe this book: humorous, entertaining, and uplifting.
You might want to pick up this book if: you are a fan of Doris Kearns Goodwin and her books or you might like reading the true story about a child’s love of baseball and life in a quiet neighborhood in New York in the 1950s.