It is Autumn, 1937, and although the Depression has lifted, Mary Alice must leave Chicago to live with her Grandma Dowdel. Because her brother has grown up and left home, Alice is alone with her grandmother but, despite feeling homesick, she soon finds she has much in common with the old lady.It is Autumn, 1937, and although the Depression has lifted, Mary Alice must leave Chicago to live with her Grandma Dowdel. Because her brother has grown up and left home, Alice is alone with her grandmother but, despite feeling homesick, she soon finds she has much in common with the old lady.Read Less
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Mary Alice is a fun, spunky heroine to read about. As the story develops, she learns how to be comfortable with herself and to trust those how love her -- especially the shotgun-toting, close-mouthed grandma. Grandma Dowdel is a wonderful character, one of my absolute favorites. She reminds me a little of the stories my mother tells about her own close-mouthed, no-nonsense, unexpectedly humorous, farm-wife mother.
Richard Peck truly illuminates the Great Depression era in a clear-eyed, realistic way that makes it accessible to the reader. Which is probably a very good thing, considering our own current economic troubles.
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