Tuesday, June 2, 2020

STAFF REVIEWS

Three Books About The Haymarket Tragedy

Several years ago, I joined a discussion group on Chicago history at my neighborhood library. The...

Extreme: An Anthology for Social and Environmental Justice

An Anthology for Earth Day This year will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. (The...

The Last Wish (Introducing the Witcher)

ISBN: 9780316438964 | BUY HERE A lot of people don't realize this series began all the...

The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

ISBN: 9780735224131 | Buy Here Andrew Delbanco—a professor of American Studies at Columbia University—has written an...

Blankets

ISBN: 9781770462182 | BUY HERE Blankets is a semi-autobiographical...

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

ISBN: 9780316486637 | BUY HERE One of the best...

The Black Company: The First Novel of ‘The Chronicles of the Black Company’

ISBN: 9780812521399 | BUY HERE The first novel in...

Illuminae | Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

ISBN: 9780553499148 | BUY HERE Told through a series...

I Miss You When I Blink | Mary Laura Philpott

ISBN: 9781982102807 | BUY HERE Contrary to popular opinion,...

Sin City Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye | Frank Miller

ISBN: 9781593072933 A graphic masterpiece that harkens back to...

The Forever War | Joe Haldeman

ISBN: 9780312536633 | BUY HERE This is the best...

Four Friends | William D. Cohan

ISBN: 9781250070524 | BUY HERE William Cohan writes about...

The Outsiders | S. E. Hinton

ISBN: 9780142407332 BUY HERE This story is for anyone...

Woman in Cabin 10 | Ruth Ware

ISBN: 9781501132957 BUY HERE The Woman in Cabin 10...

The Hatching | Ezekiel Boone

ISBN: 9781501125058 BUY HERE This is the first novel...

The Obsoletes | Simeon Mills

The Obsoletes is a novel about two twin robots that tells a...

It Can’t Happen Here | Sinclair Lewis

Originally published in October 1935, this novel describes the rise of a...

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone | Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist who spends her career trying to help...

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch | Joseph Delaney

The Last apprentice Revenge of the Witch is my all time favorite young...

The Outsider | Stephen King

I would like to start this review off by saying that I...

Death in the Haymarket | James Green

A dramatic recounting of the early union movement in Chicago and the...

The Marshall Fields | Axel Madsen

The book traces the history of the Marshall Field family from the...

The Valedictorian of Being Dead | Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong has struggled with depression her whole...

The Hotel Neversink | Adam O’Fallon Price

In his second novel, author Adam O’Fallon Price tells the gripping saga...

The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang

This erotic, drama-filled romance novel will have you falling in love with...

When You Read This | Mary Adkins

Iris Massey loves being a personal assistant to PR wizard Smith Simonyi....

The Last Policeman | Ben Winters

Ben Winters, who wrote the notable Underground Airlines, has a new novel...

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...

The Dakota Winters | Tom Barbash

In the fall of 1979, Anton Winter returns from the Peace Corp...

The Kingdom of Copper | S.A. Chakrabort

The continuation of the Daevabad trilogy goes deeper down the rabbit hole....

My Sister, The Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite

Korede is the older sister, the more responsible one, the quiet, studious...

One Day In December | Josie Silver

This book is perfect for anyone that enjoys reading tangled love triangles...

The Only Woman in the Room | Marie Benedict

A well-written portrait that captures the resilience of Hedy Lamarr. Stretching from...

The Raven Tower | Ann Leckie

Readers are immersed in a world of ancient gods, their battles for...