A Long Way from Chicago
The first in a two-book saga following the 1930s childhood of Joey and Mary Alice as they spend their summers with a formidable grandma in small-town Illinois. If Grandma isn't holding their nasty neighbours at gunpoint, she is doing a spot of poaching or catching the sheriff in his underwear.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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