Tag Archives: Chicago

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. The 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.  Not only does Genevieve love writing poetry, she also loves the older man … Continue reading

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Feels Like Home

Peter Orner has done it again.  I just read his latest collection of short stories entitled Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge and loved it! His previous book Love and Shame and Love, is one of my favorites. This book helped resurrect … Continue reading

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Mangia!

I am fortunate to have recently met Don Bono, the multi-talented author of Chicago’s Legends, Treasures and Dreams. The artful black and white cover of this high quality book is beautiful as are the reproductions inside of Don’s meticulous charcoal drawings … Continue reading

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My Kind of Town

It took me about 80 pages to catch the rhythm of this book, but once I did, I fell in love with it. Love and Shame and Love by Peter Orner is an unusual book and well worth reading. The … Continue reading

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