Tag Archives: Chicago

And Then There Were None

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris is a recent random pick off the library shelf. I didn’t realize at the time that I’d previously read and abandoned another of this author’s books. This time, I completed the … Continue reading

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Desire

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser was published in 1900 and is another Top 150 novel. The title of the book led me to believe this would be a story about a nun. I couldn’t have been further from the truth! … Continue reading

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No Aces

The Studs Lonigan Trilogy by James T Farrell is a classic Top 150 novel. It is by far one of the best, grittiest Chicago stories I have read to date. Set in the early 20th century, this is the story … Continue reading

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Fast Forward

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Peppino

Normally I save my recommendations on children’s books for the holidays, but two books by Ann Rubino recently came to my attention which I believe are wonderful and I wanted to share them with Bookwinked followers now. Peppino, Good as … Continue reading

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Misconception

The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai is a novel told in reverse. Makkai begins with a cast of characters living in 1999 on a North Shore estate in Lake Forest, IL, which had formerly been an artist community.┬áThe story then … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Love

A Winged Thing and Holy by Mary Gray Kaye, a local Chicago author, is a lyrical novel about an unmarried 37-year-old female poet who resides in Chicago. ┬áNot only does Genevieve love writing poetry, she also loves the older man … Continue reading

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