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  • Author:
    Samarov, Dmitry
    Summary:

    "Funny, touching, observant, philosophical, sad, world-weary, artful and wonderful are the stories that pepper this book. There has never been a cab driver like Dmitry Samarov and, since he's given up for keeps late-night for-hire...

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    Bennett, Nicki, Tachna, Ariel
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    Police detective Patrick Flaherty has no illusions about Russian mobster Alexei Boczar, but that doesn’t stop his fascination with the bodyguard to one of the most ruthless families in Chicago’s growing Eastern European crime community...

  • Author:
    Carter, Charlotte
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    On the North Side in December of 1968, Cassandra Perry feels stifled by her doting granduncle and grandaunt, Woody and Ivy, and longs for a change. She moves into a multiracial commune for free spirits working for the good of humankind...

  • Author:
    Turner, Dawn
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    A "beautiful, tragic, and inspiring" ( Publishers Weekly , starred review) memoir about three Black girls from the storied Bronzeville section of Chicago that offers a penetrating exploration of race, opportunity, friendship,...

  • Author:
    Dyja, Thomas
    Summary:

    Much of what defined America as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Chicago native Thomas Dyja re-creates the story of the city in its postwar prime and explains its profound impact on modern America.

  • Author:
    Somerset, Shelter
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    Andrew Wingal’s life has become a farce. Unemployed for more than a year, he starts giving tours into the seedy parts of Chicago to tourists eager to witness real-life crime. The local media, politicians, the police department and...

  • Author:
    Cather, Willa
    Summary:

    Thea Kronberg has a voice that can call down angels and the soul of a Colorado pioneer girl. But as she develops her talents and devotes herself to the life of an artist, she must consider the cost of the creative path she follows.

  • Author:
    Harrison, A. S. A.
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    Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event....

  • Author:
    Larson, Erik
    Summary:

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The true tale of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the cunning serial killer who used the magic and majesty of the fair to lure his victims to their death. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept...

  • Author:
    Bellow, Saul
    Summary:

    Augie is a poor but exuberant boy growing up in Chicago during the Depression. While his friends all settle into chosen professions, Augie demands a special destiny. He tests out a wild succession of occupations, proudly rejecting each...

  • Author:
    Baxter, Holly
    Summary:

    To think of Chicago in the 1930s is to conjure up pictures of the Chicago Outfit and its earlier crime lords like Capone, to envision a gangsters’ and bootleggers’ haven in the Roaring Twenties and in the Depression that ended them....

  • Author:
    Ashling, Mickie B.
    Summary:

    Horizons Series: Book 2 What should have been a brief interlude turns into something deeper when Lil Lampert meets Grier Dilorio at the Taste of Chicago. Lil is in town visiting good friends Jody Williams and Clark Stevens, and he didn’...

  • Author:
    Larsen, K. J.
    Summary:

    What does a woman do when she discovers her husband is an incurable cheater? If she’s Cat DeLuca she launches the Pants On Fire Detective Agency. Now Cat does what two years of unholy matrimony taught her. She catches cheaters. When a...

  • Author:
    Larsen, K. J.
    Summary:

    When an old friend buys a trenchcoat and opens his own detective agency, P.I. Cat DeLuca sees a train wreck. Everything Billy Bonham knows about being a private dick he learned from Humphrey Bogart. And that’s just enough to make him...

  • Author:
    Butcher, Jim.
    Summary:

    The short works from Jim Butcher's #1 New York Times best-selling Dresden Files series are collected for the first time in Side Jobs. Ranging from laugh-out-loud to deadly serious, these tales will satisfy longtime fans of Harry...

  • Author:
    Feehan, Christine
    Summary:

    Billionaire playboy Ricco Ferraro knows no other life. Being a shadow rider is in his blood-but so is a haunting desperation stemming from the secrets of his dark past. His recklessness not only puts his life at risk, but the future of...

  • Author:
    McEvoy, John
    Summary:

    No one really notices that a fix may be in until Matt O’Connor, a Chicago-based columnist for a national racing newspaper, gets a call from Moe Kellman, a horse-owning acquaintance. Kellmans question for Matt: Was the death of 92-year-...

  • Author:
    Anthony, Shira, Keyes, Venona
    Summary:

    World-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can’t translate the music in his head into...

  • Author:
    McEvoy, John
    Summary:

    Chicago racetrack publicist Jack Doyle, former advertising man and amateur boxer, accepts the challenge of a new job in the world of thoroughbred horse racing—that of jockey’s agent. His client is a 17-year-old riding phenom from...

  • Author:
    Marcus, Larry
    Summary:

    A story of young love and old death. A girl from Kansas named Linda Johnson has been arrested for grand theft. She's bailed out by someone she doesn't even know. Randy Stone covers the night beat for the Chicago Star searching...

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