A widower at 50, Leon McKee began walking the streets of Chicago to take up the lonely hours.

Then, answering an ad in the newspaper for a night watchman in a Laundromat, he meets a woman who has accepted her dull life as what she expects to have at her age. But they are both wrong. Their lives and worlds are turned upside down as a series of events change them and the neighborhood of Clark Street.

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About The Author

Diane Dryden is a feature writer for the Washburn County Register in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. She’s also freelanced for numerous newspapers and magazines. She was born and raised in Chicago — the locale around which her books are written. "Chicago is a city that never sleeps," she says. "And interesting beyond belief." If you've lived in Chicago, you'll recognize the places she mentions. If you've never been there, you'll want to go.

Books by Diane Dryden