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ISBN: 080726167X / ISBN-13: 9780807261675

A Year Down Yonder

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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 ... Show synopsis

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GoluxGirl

the return of Grandma Dowdel

by GoluxGirl on Oct 25, 2008

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. A gem for any collection.

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