Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Outsider | Stephen King

I would like to start this review off by saying that I did, in fact, listen to this book on an...

Death in the Haymarket | James Green

A dramatic recounting of the early union movement in Chicago and the tragic events that led to the trial and execution...

The Marshall Fields | Axel Madsen

The book traces the history of the Marshall Field family from the first Marshall Field, the founder of the department store,...

The Valedictorian of Being Dead | Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong has struggled with depression her whole life, but after an especially rough 18-month patch, she...

The Hotel Neversink | Adam O’Fallon Price

In his second novel author Adam O’Fallon Price tells the gripping saga of the illustrious hotel that is the Neversink. Over...

The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang

This erotic, drama-filled romance novel will have you falling in love with the characters from their unique personality and crazy lives...

When You Read This | Mary Adkins

Iris Massey loves being a personal assistant to PR wizard Smith Simonyi. After Iris passes on from terminal cancer Smith finds...

The Last Policeman | Ben Winters

Ben Winters, who wrote the notable Underground Airlines, has a new novel out. But I want to draw your attention to an...

All On Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery | Henry Mayer

A wonderful biography of William Lloyd Garrison, editor of The Liberator, the pre-Civil War newspaper which led an impassioned campaign against slavery...

The Dakota Winters | Tom Barbash

In the fall of 1979, Anton Winter returns from the Peace Corp to find that his father—late night television star Buddy...

Electric Boots

Saw Rocketman on opening day May 31st. It was touching, but maybe because we are old and listened to Elton John...

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

On the first of January we began a drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico, our home, to DesPlaines, Illinois. The purpose...

The Distant Rumblings of the Sexual Revolution

As the years went by, Barbara's became well known in Chicago and beyond. That led us down many interesting and, often,...