A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
Joey recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister Mary Alice during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life Grandma Dowdel. A Newbery Honor Book. Reprint.
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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