A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

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Joey and his little sister are not too excited about their first visit to Grandma Dowdell in smalltown Illinois. She's an old lady - how can she possibly entertain them for a whole week! But from the moment they step off the train from Chicago, they know they had Grandma all wrong. What follows, over seven annual visits , is a hilarious and often touching account of a childhood spent with a larger than life grandmother. If she isn't holding her nasty neighbours at gunpoint, or catching the local sherriff in his underwear, Grandma Dowdell is doing a spot of poaching or cooking up a storm in her kitchen. Joey and Mary Alice observe all, and learn a thing or two about themselves in the process . . .

Narrated by Joey, this is an unmissable novel - to be read and loved for years to come.

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This is an unusual book, but if, like me, you have a sense of humour, you'll love reading it. ( The Daily Telegraph, 9/9/00)

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Witty and evocative award-winning first book volume in a two part saga,detailing a 1930s childhood spent with a formidable grandmother in small-town Illinois. An American Classic for the 21st Century.

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