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Chicago Book Giveaway

I’m so excited about discovering Lake Claremont Press and its extensive list of books about Chicago, I’m giving away two books so you can discover this great resource for yourself. Leave a comment on today’s post to enter a drawing for Historic Bars of Chicago and Carless in Chicago.

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Catching the Big One

When I heard a woman who lives in my neighborhood had written a chick lit tale that takes place in Chicago, I had to read her book. It’s not often guilty pleasures take place so close to home.

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Basketball At Home and Away

I was, as usual, interested in the local angle. What does a book about the great college basketball coach who challenged discriminatory practices have to do with Chicago, and in particular, my old neighborhood, Hollywood Park? More than you’d expect.

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The Artist and the Restorer

Recently I heard Richard Cahan and Michael Williams discuss their new book about Chicago artist Edgar Miller and his miraculous transformation of old homes. Actually, two miracles occurred, according to Cahan. The first was Miller created this body of work. The second is the work not only still exists, it’s as beautiful as ever. The […]

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