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The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan

The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan

Author(s): Steve Wiley

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Fantasy

Era(s): Contemporary

There is magic in the city… In Chicago, a secret L train runs through the mythical East Side. On that train, you’ll discover fantastical truths about the city, alongside the most incredible cast of characters, including one exceptional girl by the...

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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 Light of Paris

The Light of Paris

Author(s): Eleanor Brown

Location(s): Chicago, Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s looking back to 1920s

‘Soulfulness and emotional insight meet laugh-out-loud humour’ PAULA McLAIN, author of The Paris Wife Chicago, 1999. Madeleine is trapped – by her family’s expectations, by her controlling husband – in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted....

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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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The Walls Came Down

The Walls Came Down

Author(s): Ewa Dodd

Location(s): Chicago, London, Warsaw

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

A young boy goes missing during a workers’ strike in 1980s Communist Poland, unravelling a chain of events which will touch people across decades and continents. Joanna, a young journalist in Warsaw, is still looking for her brother, who’s...

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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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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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Vodka-Flavored Tears

Vodka-Flavored Tears

Author(s): Timothy J Hillegonds

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Vodka-Flavored Tears is a memoir told through twenty-six stories about growing up on the South Side of Chicago and trying to navigate through the stormy waters of childhood, adolescence, and the author’s early twenties. It’s a book about taking...

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