Tag Archives: Chicago

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

Every Anxious Wave, Mo Daviau Continue reading

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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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