General Fiction Large Print Edition* A New York Times BestsellerIts 1947 in a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood when two unlikely characters meet. In a blizzard one Saturday, an Irish Catholic boy, Michael Devlin, meets Rabbi Judah Hirsch, and a ...
rare and beautiful friendship begins. Michael is entranced by the rabbis stories of ancient magic and wisdom. For the rabbi, Michaels patient instruction on the language of baseball opens an equally new world. But the pair soon learns that the threats of a band of anti-Semitic toughs arent idle and they find themselves trapped in a dangerous cycle of hate in which their only hope is a miracle . . .