It's 1946. A poor Jewish neighbourhood in Montreal where a few dollars equal a fortune, and no matter where you go, you'll find the best home cooking anywhere on earth. It's also a million
It's 1946. A poor Jewish neighbourhood in Montreal where a few dollars equal a fortune, and no matter where you go, you'll find the best home cooking anywhere on earth. It's also a million miles away from the posh mansions on the other side of town. But a 12—year—old boy can hope.
Just across town something incredible is happening. Jackie Robinson is playing for the Montreal Royals. And he's going to change the world. If Jackie can do it, then so too can a poor Jewish kid from The Plateau.
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"The recurring link to (Jackie) Robinson is the major flaw in an otherwise superb story. Joey is a fully developed, complex character one can?t help but love. His friends and family are all believable and interesting. The fast-paced plot is never dull and never predictable. Tension steadily mounts when Joey, in his desperate search for money, unwittingly aligns himself with a gangster who just happens to be the father of his best friend, Ben. Serious trouble looms.
"By the end of Clutch, Joey has learned some important life lessons, but he is still 13. One can only hope Camlot writes a sequel — Joey surely has many great adventures ahead."
— Quill & Quire
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"Heather Camlot hits it out of the ballpark with this wise, tender and often funny story about friendship, loss and post-World War II Montreal."
— Monique Polak, author of Bullies Rule
"Life, death, love and baseball! What more could a reader want? A home run."
— Kevin Sylvester, author of MiNRS