Individual Author Record
Name: Charles DickinsonPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Audience: Adult; Born: Detroit, Michigan
-- Website -- http://www.charlesdickinson.com
-- Charles Dickinson on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=charles+dickinson
Illinois ConnectionCharles Dickinsion lives in a suburb of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationDickinson is an editor at the Chicago Tribune.
- A Shortcut in Time, Forge, 2003
- Crows, Knopf, 1985
- Rumor Has It, Morrow, 1991
- The Widows' Adventures, Morrow, 1989
- Waltz in Marathon, Knopf, 1983
- With or Without, Knopf, 1987
Titles At Your Library
Waltz in Marathon
ISBN: 039453199X Knopf. 1983 Gentleman loan shark Harry Waltz, a sixty-one-year-old resident of Marathon, Michigan, finds his life dramatically altered by the return of his grown children and his romance with Mary Hale, a successful, forty-year-old lawyer
ISBN: 0394542975 Knopf. 1985 Recounts the belated coming of age of Robert Cigar who, at age twenty-seven, has retired from sportswriting and moved into the household of his recently deceased friend and former professor
With or Without and Other Stories
ISBN: 0394554922 Knopf. 1987 1987, hardcover edition, Knopf, NY. 161 pages. Beautifully produced collection of 10 short stories by a most talented writer. Sophisticated, poignant, and beautifully written. "Dickinson is a talented writer who deserves a wide audience."
Widows' Adventures: A Novel
ISBN: 0688089240 William Morrow & Co. 1989 Not content to settle quietly into their golden years, two widowed sisters embark upon a cross-country journey that also proves to be an odyssey of self-discovery
Rumor Has It
ISBN: 0688102255 William Morrow & Co. 1991 Chicago editor Danny Fain, faced with his newspaper's folding, becomes obsessed with a last scoop, as he pursues the mysterious facts surrounding a child in a ghost costume whom he saw being hit by a train
A Shortcut in Time
ISBN: 0765305798 Forge Books. 2003
Charles Dickinson's novels and short stories have won widespread acclaim for their deft characterization, humanity, and humor. Newsday described him as "a writer thoroughly in command of his art," while the Chicago Tribune wrote "he can surprise us at almost every turn."
Now Dickinson slips beyond the bounds of mundane realism to create a poignant fantasy that bears comparison to the work of Jack Finney and Jonathan Carroll.
Euclid, Illinois, is a town of many shortcuts, between houses, through orchards, and across fields. Josh Winkler, a local artist and longtime resident, knows these irregular pathways well, but is thoroughly taken aback when a hasty dash down a familiar walk deposits him fifteen minutes in the past--literally. At first, Josh is more intrigued than alarmed by this accidental time travel. Then a lost young woman appears, claiming to be from 1908 . . . .
As his life, his family, his town, and even history itself begin to unravel, Josh gradually realizes that his only salvation may lie in A Shortcut Time.
Charles Dickinson has written a moving and unforgettable book about the way the past can affect the present as well as, sometimes, the other way around.