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Deep Dark Night

Deep Dark Night

Author(s): Steph Broadribb

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

A city in darkness. A building in lockdown. A score that can only be settled in blood… Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty-hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their...

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The Great Believers

The Great Believers

Author(s): Rebecca Makkai

Location(s): Chicago, Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920s and 1980s

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup: bringing an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins...

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The World in Half

The World in Half

Author(s): Cristina Henríquez

Location(s): Chicago, Panama

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

Miraflores never knew her father, and never thought he wanted to know her. But when she returns to the Chicago suburb where she grew up to care for her ailing mother, she discovers that her mother and father were...

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Make Me A City: a novel of Chicago

Make Me A City: a novel of Chicago

Author(s): Jonathan Carr

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Biography, Fiction

Era(s): 1800s onwards

It is 1800. On desolate, marshy ground between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, a man builds a house and a city is born … This masterful debut novel spans Chicago’s tumultuous first century, showing how a city is...

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Native Son

Native Son

Author(s): Richard Wright

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1930s

Set in Chicago, Illinois in the 1930s, Native Son is not a sugar-coated tale. It is a tale of a black man trapped by rules that pin him down, pen him in, force him to live in a certain...

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Sabrina

Sabrina

Author(s): Nick Drnaso

Location(s): Chicago, Colorado

Genre(s): Graphic Novel

Era(s): Modern

A MAN BOOKER PRIZE LONGLIST NOMINEE 2018 Where is Sabrina?The answer is hidden on a videotape, a tape which is en route to several news outlets, and about to go viral. A landmark graphic novel, already hailed as one...

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Children Below Us: Child Trafficking

Children Below Us:  Child Trafficking

Author(s): Blair London

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern Day

Claire and her brother Owen were staying at parents’ old home. Parents were in nursing home, but house hadn’t been sold yet and had most of the furnishings. However, house had been vacant of occupants for quite some time....

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Shadows the Sizes of Cities, A Novel

Shadows the Sizes of Cities, A Novel

Author(s): Gregory W Beaubien

Location(s): Amsterdam, Chicago, Morocco, Spain

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): 1994

While traveling with friends in Europe and Morocco, the young American reporter Will Clark is drawn into killing a drug dealer. Pursued by other gang members and the police, his bond with his companions broken and his sense of...

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The State We’re In

The State We’re In

Author(s): Adele Parks

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way. She’s a life-long optimist, looking for her soul...

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Time Shifters Chronicles

Time Shifters Chronicles

Author(s): Shanna Lauffey

Location(s): Chicago, Idaho, Los Angeles, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future

Era(s): 20-21st century

An ancient people who can move through time or space… but not both at the same time. Akalya of the Harekaiian must discover who is behind the hunt for her people, when no one should have known they existed....

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