The Runaway Summer of Davie Shaw

The Runaway Summer of Davie Shaw is a book by Mario Puzo, first published in 1966. The plot revolves around a boy named Davie Shaw, who is left with his grandparents for the summer while his parents take off on a round-the-world trip in celebration of their wedding anniversary. Davie has adventures of his own that take him throughout the United States on his pony.

Works by Mario Puzo
Novels
  • The Dark Arena (1955)
  • The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965)
  • The Runaway Summer of Davie Shaw (1966)
  • Six Graves to Munich (as Mario Cleri) (1967)
  • The Godfather (1969)
  • Fools Die (1975)
  • The Sicilian (1984)
  • The Fourth K (1991)
  • The Last Don (1996)
  • Omertà (2000)
  • The Family (2001, with Carol Gino)
Screenplays
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Earthquake (1974)
  • The Godfather Part II (1974)
  • Superman (1978)
  • Superman II (1980)
  • The Godfather Part III (1990)
  • Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
  • Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
Non-fiction
  • The Godfather Papers and Other Confessions (1972)
  • Inside Las Vegas (1977)


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