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Very interesting, had no idea whet this was going, but enjoyed it very much.Published 15 months ago by Sharyn Baer
A friend of mine recommended this book to me, knowing I grew up in East Rogers Park, an area that isn't touched by the geography of this novel, only hinted at. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by Pearl
It was teenager-oriented and trite. Slow-moving and boring. I would not recommend it. The only reason I read it was that I used to live on California Street in Chicago.Published on March 21, 2013 by Carole Meyers
I read this when it came out and I loved, loved, loved this book. Love the characters, especially the little kid who makes movies for his crush. That kid is unforgettable. Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by Jane Tucker
We open with Jill.
Youngest of the Wasserman's, consisting only of her father Charlie and drama-queen sister Michelle now that her mother died, is a Jewish girl growing... Read more
"Crossing California" is a long, sprawling first novel set in Rogers Park, a mostly Jewish area of Chicago, in 1979-1980 against the background of the Iranian hostage crisis and... Read morePublished on November 7, 2009 by Robin Friedman
After reading a series of well-developed and complex novels by Ian McEwan, my standards are higher. This one didn't measure up.Published on August 26, 2009 by Rita R. Dean
I will be the first to admit that I expected to hate this book. It seems to be everything in a novel I dislike, from the slightly pompous blurb that implies deep meaning and... Read morePublished on June 10, 2008 by Smeddley
Adam Langer's "Crossing California" is often laugh-out-loud funny and occasionally even poignant -- but for the most part the book tries too hard to hit comic and philosophical... Read morePublished on May 30, 2008 by Nelson H. Wu