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The Sun Tea Chronicles

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After being fired from a dead-end government job in Chicago, Jimmy Sparrow retreats to Indiana and tries to rediscover his Potawatomi Indian roots. But it's the 1980s, an era hostile to Thoreau-like values. As America overdoses on success and ambition, Jimmy secedes from the work world to become the unofficial mayor of a small apartment building filled with misfits. "The ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 27th 2011 by lulu.com
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Angie
Aug 25, 2015 Angie rated it did not like it
Synopsis: "After being fired from a dead-end government job in Chicago, Jimmy Sparrow retreats to Indiana and tries to rediscover his Potawatomi Indian roots. But it's the 1980s, an era hostile to Thoreau-like values. As America overdoses on success and ambition, Jimmy secedes from the work world to become the unofficial mayor of a small apartment building filled with misfits. "The Sun Tea Chronicles" is a collection of sharply etched vignettes with a comic undertone."

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E.J. Bouinatchova
Apr 25, 2014 E.J. Bouinatchova rated it it was amazing
This book has a lot of comments like "funny. witty, good characters," but I say that's damning with faint praise. There was an undercurrent to this story that was intense and profound. It reminded me very, very much of Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Both books tell the tale of ordinary people going about their lives with equal parts humdrum, quirky, and traumatic happenings. And both books capture the thrumming undercurrent of precious mortality with all its foibles. Some of us have felt that peculiar ...more
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This book has reflective moments, but it's also really funny. Peppered with references to literature, American history, and libertarianism, The Sun Tea Chronicles is a really fun read. I managed to read all of it in one day.
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