Review: An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz

My Interest: Most of my father’s childhood summers were spent in Rogers Park [Chicago]. His cousin was a Benedictine at St. Scholastica and taught at Cabrini Green. My parents lived in the neighborhood, too, after they left college. My grandparents eventually settled in Evanston. I was born at a southside hospital and my family then… Continue Reading →

Nonfiction November: Book Pairings!

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title (or another nonfiction!). It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of… Continue Reading →

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