Tuesday, March 13, 2001

What Tristaters are reading

        • Andrew DeWitt, Owner, Dewey's Pizza:

        Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins (Bantam; $12.95).

        “This is a great, colorful novel. It's very much like a good movie or a Tom Clancy novel that jumps back and forth from one place and point of view to another. Except in this novel, it's jumping around in time, too, from 2000 B.C. to now and back again.

        “It's one of Robbins' older novels, and it's vintage. If you liked any of his others, you'll like this.”

        • Albert Pyle, Librarian, Mercantile Library:

        Crooked River Burning by Mark Winegardner (Harcourt Brace; $27).

        “Mark wrote a really good baseball novel a few years ago called Veracruz Blues, this is his new one. It's about Cleveland politics, with a little baseball and TV thrown in.

        “It's a star-crossed lovers story, about a politician from Cleveland's west side, and a woman he loves from the east side who's in television. He uses that as a framework for telling about the decline of Cleveland, a city he loves, starting in the '50s and through the '70s.

        “I haven't finished, I assume I'll get to the part where Cleveland makes a comeback.”


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