An American Summer

An American Summer Cover

An American Summer

By Frank Deford

Sourcebooks Landmark, Paperback, 9781402200595, 246pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2003

Description
Set in the nostalgic year of 1955, this touching novel reveals a unique kind of love between kindred spirits. "A bittersweet post-summer story about innocence and summers that are so special that they can't last."--"San Francisco Chronicle."


About the Author
Frank Deford is a six-time National Sportswriter of the Year, Senior Contributing Editor at Sports Illustrated, commentator on NPR's Morning Edition and a correspondent on the HBO show RealSports with Bryant Gumbel. In addition to being the author of more than a
dozen books, he has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters and has been awarded both an Emmy and a Peabody. Two of his books, Everybody's All-American and Alex: The Life of a Child, a memoir about his daughter who died of cystic fibrosis, have been made into movies. Sporting News describes Deford as "the most influential sports voice among members of the print media" and GQ simply calls him "the world's greatest sportswriter." Deford resides in Connecticut with his wife, Carol.