A short story, about 3200 words.Young Becky shares a home with a preoccupied father, a mentally ill mother, and an awful secret... something... that speaks to her from under the basement stairs. To reveal that secret and put it to rest will demand confrontation, and a wisdom that neglected Becky will have to find, somehow, within herself.
Often hilarious, always precise about action on the field and off, MEMORIES OF SUMMER is an enduring classic about how baseball met literature to the benefit of both.
Praise for Roger Kahn:
"As a kid, I loved sports first and writing second, and loved everything Roger Kahn wrote. As an adult, I love writing first and sports second, and love Roger Kahn even more." —Pulitzer Prize winner, David Maraniss
"He can epitomize a player with a single swing of the pen." —TIME magazine
"Roger Kahn is the best baseball writer in the business." —Stephen Jay Gould, New York Review of Books
"Kahn has the almost unfair gift of easy, graceful writing." —BOSTON HERALD