The Paper CowboyBook - 2014
In a small town near Chicago in 1953, twelve-year-old Tommy faces escalating problems at home, among his Catholic school friends, and with the threat of a communist living nearby, but taking over his hospitalized sister's paper route introduces him to neighbors who he comes to rely on for help.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 
Characteristics: 341 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm