A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

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Scholastic, 1998 - Country life - 148 pages
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

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User Review  - ChazziFrazz - LibraryThing

This has been a charming and delightful read. A series of short stories spanning 1929 to 1942 telling of the yearly summer visits of Joey and Mary Alice to their Grandma's. Being born and raised in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Excellent book, with history, humor, and discuss-able characters and themes. Somehow I just didn't really enjoy it, though. I guess because I kept comparing Mrs. Dowdel with my own widowed ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Mouse in the Milk
17
A OneWoman Crime Wave
37
The Day of Judgment
61
The Phantom Brakeman
79
Things with Wings
101
Centennial Summer
121
The Troop Train
147
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