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Libby Fischer Hellmann

A place to talk about books, publishing, things that amuse me, and the occasional rant.

Cheeseland: A Sleeper Gem

Every once in a while, a sleeper of a novel comes around that you really HAVE to read. For me, it's CHEESELAND. Those of you who live in or have ties to Chicago already have an idea what it's about... and you're right. It's partly a coming of age story, partly a noirish crime novel... and it's a gem. Not long, either. My only quibble is with one of the characters who seems to be too good to be true, but, as I said, it's a quibble. It's elegant, well-written, and the characters are wonderfully wrought. I highly recommend it.