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So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
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May 16, 12

Read from May 09 to 16, 2012

I was almost disappointed in the book until the last page. Really! Don't get me wrong, Maxwell did a masterful job putting the reader into small town/rural Illinois in the 1920s. I felt as though I knew the towns folk and local farmers personally. I was just sitting back waiting for the Great Depression to hit... But he took over 100 pages to accomplish this, and the book was only 135 pages long! Like I said, I was frustrated until the very end. Literally, the last sentence or two on the last page made the whole 100-page-plus tedious journey worth every word. I had read the other emotional reviews beforehand, and approaching the last few pages, began to wonder if I was just simply dead inside. Well, Maxwell truly saved the best for last and in the process, brought a tear to my eye and that special little tug to my heartstrings.
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