.... is Manny Keefe, a staunch reporter of this borough- and its ball team, Mabel- his wife, their three kids, and Grandpa...

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.... is Manny Keefe, a staunch reporter of this borough- and its ball team, Mabel- his wife, their three kids, and Grandpa Keefe- nailed to his radio and second guessing every game. Mabel thinks of a house on the island- but Manny thinks twice of the weekdays commuting and the weekends cutting the grass; their daughter, Barbara, becomes estranged from her Bill- and Manny is unable to rearrange their romance; Mabel becomes a Liberace fan-which leads to words- and sleeping on the couch, and a broken television set; Mabel's tenacious matchmaking does not yield to Manny's opinions and ends in a damp fishing outing; and there is a hot- and for Manny- heroic Sunday on the Long Island roads and the return home to find that Grandpa has fixed up Barbara and Bill... Along with the genial grousing, there's some warm hearted sentiment to give these off the record incidents a likable and familiar feel-even outside of Flatbush.

Pub Date: April 17, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1956