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Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback

Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback Adam Langer is a journalist author playwright and filmmakerHis work has been featured most recently on NPR's Selected Shorts in The Best Men's Stage Monologues 2000 and The Best Women's Stage Monologues 2000 as well as in the Chicago Reader's Fiction Issue and in the literary magazine Salt Hill His plays have been produced in New York Los Angeles Chicago San Francisco and numerous othe

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  1. Adam Brunner Adam Brunner says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookSeveral months after first reading Crossing California I discovered a video on author Adam Langer’s website Narrated by Langer the video features early 1970’s Super 8 footage of Chicago’s West Rogers Park the neighborhood in which the novel is set Unearthed from the basement of his parents’ home this should have been a gem to me I was absolutely captivated by this novel and I admit to being something of an Adam Langer fan boy Strangely my first response to this footage was dejection The vintage home movie footage


  2. Lori Lori says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookIt was the best of times it was the worst of times it was the age of wisdom it was the age of foolishness it was the epoch of belief it was the epoch of incredulity it was the season of Light it was the season of Darkness it was the spring of hope it was the winter of despair we had everything before us we had nothing before us we were all going direct to heaven we were all going direct the other wayIn short the seventies were endingI was there And just exactly like the characters in this book I was in the eighth grade junior high school purgatory Part of me can barely stand to recall it The other half prods at the memories the way you are compelled to pick at a scab I am intrigued by the ways in which we remember our collective pasts Now that my own generation is penning fiction and memoirs set in the 70s and 80s I am eager to read other people's memories of that era and compare them with my own Adam Langer has written an interesting and hard to pin down family story


  3. Rachael Sherwood Rachael Sherwood says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookCrossing California is the story of three families living in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago IL and takes place during the Iran Hostage Crisis While the country transitions from the Carter years to the beginning of the 1980s and Reaganomics the three families also find themselves going through major transitionsI picked up this book simply because I live in Rogers Park and figured even if I didn't care for it I could still learn a bit about my neighborhood's history and enjoy reading about familiar places I did learn a lot about Rogers Park Langer is incredibly detail oriented you get a very vivid picture of what the area looked smelled and felt like in 1979 but happily


  4. Mary Billinghurst Mary Billinghurst says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookI started reading Crossing California on a day when I had a lot of time to get into the book As a result I found myself transported to the West Rogers Park neighbourhood of Chicago I felt I knew these characters as if they were people in my school or community 200 pages into the novel I was enthralledThen as I read on my enthusiasm waned The story went on too long many of the characters became tedious in their self absorption and in my opinion the author seemed to be enjoying h


  5. unknown unknown says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookAs far as I'm concerned this book and its sequel The Washington Story are must reads Together they cover around a decade in the lives of a bunch of Jewish kids growing up on Chicago's north side They are long dense and really funny I don't tend to laugh a lot when reading but these books did it I'd read another one tomorrow


  6. Emma Emma says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookI liked it Not the most complex or profound book in the world but enjoyable and engaging plus the Roger's Park backdrop was super fun and familiar


  7. Emily Emily says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookadam langer is OBSESSIVELY attentive to detail the sheer number of pronouns in this book is probably than in any book i've ever read he faithfully resolutely precisely reps the hood not only his hood but his hood west rogers park at a very specific point in time 1979 1981 when being liberal was on its way out and reaganismreaganomics was taking over my aunts used to live in a bungalow on morse in rogers park so some places he mentioned were familiar like fluky's not only is the setting extremely vividly described but the characters practically jump off the page too they


  8. Lindsay Edwardson Lindsay Edwardson says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookThis book is incredible It takes place in Chicago from 1979 1981 It is the story of a small number of people whose lives are all intertwined in various ways I thought it was really fun to read because of all of the places that are menti


  9. Bookmarks Magazine Bookmarks Magazine says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookUntil recently Langer was known primarily as a playwright and the author of a film festival compendium but that's about to change Reviewers have heaped the kind of praise on Crossing California for which most first time novelists would sacrifice their coffee and nicotine Critics zeroed in on Langer's biting wit the youngest Rovner's song My Love Ain't Always Orthodox is a particular fave and lauded his depiction of youthful disaffection embodied in characters like Jill the intellectual outcast who defends the Ayatollah Khomeini in order to get a rise from her peers The minor complaints a few blanched at Langer's frank depiction of adolescent sexual high jinks and alleged that California sinks from the weight of its multiple story lines The Plain Dealer claims the novel does not deliver on its ambition while all the other critics enthusiastically say it does This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine


  10. Amy Amy says:

    Crossing California Epub Ì Paperback crossing ebok, california download, Crossing California eBookYet another Chicago related book This one covers the early 1980s and the lives of several families in the northern suburbish area called Rogers Park California is in reference to the street in Chicago not the state and how it marks a line between neighborhoods Chicago is afterall a city of neighborhoods and also a city with an obvious divide between races Growing up in the Southern US I never thought I would encounter such disctinctions between race as I have found in Chicago This book delves into the lives of various families and teenagers of various socio economic backgrounds and religions and forms a great story of the future and the past coming together That


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