With their relationship unwelcome, Leeba and Red soon find themselves in the middle of the civil rights movement, and they discover that, in times of struggle, music can bring people together.
- Author:Rosen, RenéeSummary:
- Author:LaHaye, Tim F.Summary:
In this sequel to the bestseller Left Behind, Rayford Steele and Cameron Williams find themselves pressed into services for the man they believe could be the antichrist.
- Author:Taylor, FlintSummary:
With his colleagues at the People's Law Office (PLO), Flint Taylor has argued landmark civil-rights cases that have exposed corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and throughout the city's corrupt...
- Author:Hubbard, LadeeSummary:
This historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century Chicago, centers around the black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family, who are exploited in the family's desperate business venture.
- Author:Wallace, David Foster, Pietsch, MichaelSummary:
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive...
- Author:Hemon, AleksandarSummary:
This story, alternating between turn-of-the-century Chicago and modern times, features a man attempting to reimagine the death of a Jewish immigrant.
- Author:Wiley, MichaelSummary:
PI Joe Kozmarski is asked to clear an old friend, Bob, of murdering his girlfriend. Her death isn't a surprise. She had a taste for liquor, drugs, and stripping, and Bob has a history of violence. But someone thinks Bob is innocent...
- The defender : how the legendary black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of ObamaAuthor:Michaeli, EthanSummary:
The Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow and focused the electoral power of black America. Drawing on extensive research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and...
- Author:Kaye, Elizabeth, Curran, AbbeySummary:
Abbey Curran was born with cerebral palsy, but she resolved to never let it limit her. And after realizing her own dreams, she began helping other disabled girls do the same. Abbey tells a story of overcoming the odds and finding the...
- Author:Hamilton, JaneSummary:
As the incessant bickering between her troubled husband and her abusive mother reaches a violent climax, Ruth must find a way to survive.
- Author:Wiley, MichaelSummary:
Greg Samuelson hired PI Joe Kozmarski to dig up dirt on his wife and her lover, Eric Stone, but soon everything is turned upside down when it appears Samuelson has torched Stone's car, killed his boss, and shot himself.
- Author:Bobrick, BensonSummary:
Bobrick tells the story of Benjamin "Webb" Baker, his great-grandfather. Webb enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 and thereafter suffered through horrid conditions in camp and absolute hell in combat. Bobrick's fascinating look at the...
- Author:LaHaye, Tim F., Jenkins, Jerry B.Summary:
In the fourth book in the saga of those left behind, the Tribulation Force, comprised of pilot Rayford Steele, his daughter Chloe, and reporter Buck Williams, continues its adventures after the Rapture.
- Author:Tatlock, Ann.Summary:
11-year-old Rosalind finds 70-year-old Tillie on her front porch--again. Wanting to die in the place where she lived for half a century, Tillie continues leaving her senior living complex and finding her way "home." Annoyed at first,...
- Author:Griffin, BettyeSummary:
Elyse, Susan, Grace and Pat are all turning 50, just like the Chicago housing project where they all grew up. As they gather for a reunion with other former residents, the women learn it's never too late to follow their hearts.
- Author:McGlothin, VictorSummary:
In 1947 St. Louis, Ms. Etta's is the place where a sinner can get all the boozy action he craves--that is until ladies' man Baltimore Floyd rolls into town and falls in the sack with the wrong woman.
- Author:Tripp, ValerieSummary:
Meet Molly McIntire, a lively nine-year old growing up during World War II. Although the fighting is happening far away, the war changes Molly's life on the home front too. Every morning Mom goes off to work at the Red Cross...
- Author:Rhodes, Jewell ParkerSummary:
Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation unleashed on his family and community. This gripping story is about how children, families--and one...
- Author:Ray BradburySummary:
"In a summer that refuses to end, in the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois. It is the age-old conflict: the young against the elderly, for control of the clock that ticks their lives...
- Author:Klise, KateSummary:
With a mother who buys Christmas cards in August and a younger brother who describes the Trinity as a toasted marshmallow on a graham cracker, life for eleven-year-old Charles Harrisong is anything but normal in Normal, Illinois.