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Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. She re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans.

We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin's early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers' leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after, marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lively, tender, and…hilarious…[Goodwin’s] memoir is uplifting evidence that the American dream still existsnot so much in the content of the dream as in the tireless, daunting dreaming.” 

    Boston Globe

  • “A poignant memoir…marvelous…Goodwin shifts gracefully between a Child’s recollection and an adult’s overview.” 

    San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

  • “As the tenured radicals attempt to rewrite our nation’s history, the warm, witty, eloquent personal testimony of someone of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s stature is well worth reading.” 

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Goodwin gives listeners reason to consider what each of us has retained of our childhood passions. A poignant but unsentimental journey for all adults and, of course, especially for baseball fans.” 

    Library Journal

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Warren | 5/17/2011

    " Of all Doris Kearns Godwin's books I like this one best. She evokes a time and place similar to what I experienced as a child. The love between members of her family is palpable. Readers can see the historian as she develops. A wonderful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doug | 4/26/2011

    " This is a delightful memoir of the author's early years on Long Island in the 40's and 50's and her love affair with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Written with great affection for both her neighborhood, her team, and her time, this was quite an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Margaret | 4/14/2011

    " Not much of a fan of sports; But I did enjoy how this book was played out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roger | 4/11/2011

    " Kick off baseball season with a good baseball read. "

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