- Published: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1998.
- Year Published: 1998
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 148 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 750
- 0141303522 :
- 0803722907 :
- Grandmothers -- Fiction.
- Depressions -- Fiction. -- 1929
- Country life -- Fiction. -- Illinois
- Illinois -- Fiction.
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A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories
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Prologue -- Shotgun Cheatham's last night above ground -- The mouse in the milk -- A one-woman crime wave -- The day of judgement -- The phantom brakeman -- Things with wings -- Centennial summer -- The troop train.
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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