A Long Way From Chicago
A Novel in StoriesBook - 1998
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DBRL_KrisA Dec 30, 2017
A pretty short book, basically a series of adventures that Joey and Mary Alice have with their grandmother in her small town. Reads like a collection of short stories, each one lasting only about ten pages. Grandma is a smart cookie, and she and the kids get the best of the no-good sheriff, the s... Read More »
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"A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmothers childhood memories. Set in the 1930s, the book follows Joe and Mary Alice Dowel as they make an annual August trek to visit their grandmother who lives in a sleepy Illnois town somewhere in Chicago and St. Louis.Grandma Dowel takes matters into her own hands to intimidate a banker who won't control his unruly sons, and forces the bank to rescind a foreclosure on an elderly house. Readers will be eager to join the Grandma, Joey, and Mary Alice on such escapades as preparing an impressive funeral for Cheatham, catching fish from a stolen boat and arranging the elopement of Vandalia Eubanks and Stibbs." (Novelist Reviews)
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