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The Lost Book of Adana Moreau Cover Image
Highfire: A Novel Cover Image
Hollywood Park: A Memoir Cover Image
Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir Cover Image
The Special Counsel: The Mueller Report Retold Cover Image
The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel Cover Image
SHOUT Cover Image
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death Cover Image
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor: A Novel (The Carls #2) Cover Image
Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image

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Sadie

Three Things I Like: witches, glitter, & magic

Currently Reading: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574043
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

The Wise Man's Fear Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780756407124
Availability: Special Order
Published: DAW - March 6th, 2012

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780756405892
Availability: Special Order
Published: DAW - April 7th, 2009

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250170996
Availability: Special Order
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 3rd, 2019

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
Availability: Special Order
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765376466
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541213
Availability: Special Order
Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

The Night Circus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Series #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119685
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - December 27th, 2011

Throne of Glass Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781619630345
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 7th, 2013

Jon

 

Three Things I Like: 80's New Wave, Nintendo, and being angry online

Currently Reading: Health Justice Now by Tim Faust

Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197166
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Published: Melville House - August 6th, 2019

Julia

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Three Things I Like: Craft beer, Star Wars, and veggie korma

Currently Reading:  What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine, Grown by TIffany D. Jackson

2020 Favorites!
 

What Should Be Wild: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062684141
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2019

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Grown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062840356
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 15th, 2020

Daniel

Three Things I Like: indie rock, John Mulaney, and making homemade pasta

Currently Reading: Bluets by Maggie Nelson

The End of Policing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781784782924
Availability: Special Order
Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

Irene

Three Things I Like: sunlight, tea fogs, long walks in almost any weather

Currently Reading: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the  Decline of Civic Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524761172
Availability: Special Order
Published: Broadway Books - September 10th, 2019

Aaron

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Three Things I Like: narwhals, scrabble, karaoke.

Currently Reading: The Nocturnal Brain by Dr. Guy Leschziner

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250202703
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 23rd, 2019

Kyle

Three Things I Like: The Bard, a well crafted beer, and short walks in the snow 

Currently Reading: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450000
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220171
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

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Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Pure magic. Shakespeare, comic books, Star Trek, and the apocalypse all swirl together into one of my favorite books of the year. Mandel deftly weaves us through multiple characters in the past and present in this strangely real yet fantastically imaginative tale. And unlike many of its fellow world-ender novels, Mandel paints us a future full of hope and new beginnings. 


American Gods: Author's Preferred Text Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062080233
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 5th, 2013

The Sellout: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 12th, 2012

One of the most influential novel's I've ever read. The comic book aspect drew me in, but I the depth of the characters gave it the lasting impact. We are all searching for oursevles. We all have a secret identity. We are all trying to escape something. We all want to change the world. Chabon's characters struggle along with the rest of us with the medium of comic books as their backdrop. One of the most impressive feats is Chabon's ability to verbally paint for us what his characters are painting in their own fictional world within world. They say that readers of fiction have a greater ability to empathize with the people. You can't read this book without feeling empathy. You can't help but realize how much you and these people share in your own ways. "Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to."

 


East of Eden Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780670033041
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Published: Viking - June 24th, 2003

The Nix: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf - August 30th, 2016

Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400079278
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Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2006

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393240801
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017

Days Without End: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111405
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Published: Penguin Books - September 12th, 2017

Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062645227
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184130
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Published: Penguin Books - April 25th, 2017

One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060883287
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 21st, 2006

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393635249
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018

Carly

Three things I like: sushi, scary movies and 90s rock

Currently reading: Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683691433
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Published: Quirk Books - April 7th, 2020

Laughter in the Dark (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679724506
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Published: Vintage - December 17th, 1989

Bad Behavior: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439148877
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 21st, 2009

Abby

 

Three things I like: car rides, carbs, and making up new lyrics to songs

Currently reading: Loitering by Charles D'Ambrosio

Loitering: New and Collected Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781935639879
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Published: Tin House Books - November 11th, 2014

Heather

Three Things I Like: red meat, Nintendo, and my bed

Currently Reading: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

 

Gone with the Wind Cover Image
By Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (Preface by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416548942
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Pocket Books - May 20th, 2008

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Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679728757
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Published: Vintage - May 5th, 1992

Terrifying.  McCarthy didn't just change the novel of the American West, he changed the novel period.  The only way this book could be more frightening is if it were written in blood.

-Heather- 


Karrie

Three Things I Like: scuba diving, Indian food, and Moroccan Riads

Currently reading: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

I love Russian novels -- give me Tolstoy or Dostoevsky and I'll be entertained for days. It's hard to adapt/capture the feelings evoked by these classic Russian novels in the 21st centure, let alone by the hand of an American author.  Towles came damn close, through this tale of a count sentenced to life in the Metropol Hotel, which is across from the Kremlin in Moscow.  Recounting days spent and lives lived in this swanky hotel, this book offers a great escape. Highly recommend!


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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780770436407
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hogarth - May 7th, 2013

I usually struggle with plots that move back and forth through space and time, but this book flowed unlike any I've ever read.  It is beautifully written and very moving.  You'll also learn a lot about Chechnya.

-Karrie- 


The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804171472
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Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2015

Americanah Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

Suzy

 
Three Things I Like: animals, traveling, and golf 
 
Currently reading: The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig
 
 
 
 
 
The Fell of Dark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250155849
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 14th, 2020

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The Watch: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307955913
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Published: Hogarth - March 12th, 2013

The watch was one of my favorite fiction reads last year.  The story describes a sentinel event for the characters during the Afghan war.  Each chapter tells the same event from a different characters point of view.  My heart raced and pounded as if I were present.

-Suzy- 



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Events

Storytime with Miss Nili, the Storybook Mom!

Miss Nili is back with virtual storytime to celebrate the release of the picture book Moo-Moo, I Love You by Tom Lichtenheld (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction SiteStick & Stone) and Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Plant a Kiss, Straw!)

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Both Amy and Tom's books fly off the shelves here! Add Miss Nili's charming storytelling skills, and it's sure to be a lovely morning diversion for the littlest readers in your life.

Event date: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Zoom (link forthcoming)
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Moo-Moo, I Love You! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419747069
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

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Arvin Ahmadi, "How It All Blew Up"

Arvin Ahmadi is back! We loved hosting him for the launch of Girl Gone Viral, and are excited to celebrate How It All Blew Up, which has been described as "Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy"

 

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"Arvin Ahmadi has written a novel that is authentic, hilarious, and heart-wrenching all at once. A unique point of view combined with riveting storytelling, How It All Blew Up will grab you from the first page and won't let go."--Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up

 

About How It All Blew Up: Eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi always knew coming out to his Muslim family would be messy--he just didn't think it would end in an airport interrogation room. But when faced with a failed relationship, bullies, and blackmail, running away to Rome is his only option. Right?

Soon, late nights with new friends and dates in the Sistine Chapel start to feel like second nature... until his old life comes knocking on his door. Now, Amir has to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth to a US Customs officer, or risk losing his hard-won freedom.

About Arvin Ahmadi: Arvin Ahmadi grew up outside Washington, DC. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked in the tech industry. When he's not reading or writing books, he can be found watching late-night talk show interviews and editing Wikipedia pages. Down and Across is his first novel, followed by Girl Gone Viral.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom (link forthcoming)
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How It All Blew Up Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202876
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

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Charlie Donlea, "The Suicide House" and Kevin O'Brien, "The Bad Sister"

Two local crime fiction powerhouses, two unsolved mysteries, one evening! Charlie Donlea and Kevin O'Brien both have new installments in their respective new thriller series. Also, it may or may not be Kevin's birthday. Just saying.

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About The Suicide House: Inside the walls of Indiana's elite Westmont Preparatory High School, expectations run high and rules are strictly enforced. But in the woods beyond the manicured campus and playing fields sits an abandoned boarding house that is infamous among Westmont's students as a late-night hangout. Here, only one rule applies: don't let your candle go out--unless you want the Man in the Mirror to find you. . . .

One year ago, two students were killed there in a grisly slaughter. The case has since become the focus of a hit podcast, The Suicide House. Though a teacher was convicted of the murders, mysteries and questions remain. The most urgent among them is why so many students who survived that horrific night have returned to the boarding house--to kill themselves.

Rory, an expert in reconstructing cold cases, is working on The Suicide House podcast with Lane, recreating the night of the killings in order to find answers that have eluded the school, the town, and the police. But the more they learn about the troubled students, the chillingly stoic culprit, and a dangerous game gone tragically wrong, the more convinced they become that something sinister is still happening. Inside Westmont Prep, the game hasn't ended. It thrives on secrecy and silence. And for its players, there may be no way to win--or to survive. . . .

About The Bad Sister: The site of the old campus bungalow where two girls were brutally slain is now a flower patch covered with chrysanthemums. It's been fifty years since the Immaculate Conception Murders. Three more students and a teacher were killed in a sickening spree that many have forgotten. But there is one person who knows every twisted detail. . . .

Hannah O'Rourke and her volatile half-sister, Eden, have little in common except a parent. Yet they've ended up at the same small college outside Chicago, sharing a bungalow with another girl. Hannah isn't thrilled--nor can she shake the feeling that she's being watched. And her journalism professor, Ellie Goodwin, keeps delving into Hannah and Eden's newsworthy past. . . .

When Hannah and Eden's arrival coincides with a spate of mysterious deaths, Ellie knows it's more than a fluke. A copycat is recreating those long-ago murders. Neither the police nor the school will accept the horrific truth. And the more Ellie discovers, the more she's convinced that she won't live to be believed. . . .

About Charlie Donlea: USA Today and #1 international bestselling author Charlie Donlea was born and raised in Chicago. He now lives in the suburbs with his wife and two young children. Readers can find him online at charliedonlea.com.

About Kevin O'Brien: KEVIN O'BRIEN grew up in Chicago's North Shore, but now lives in Seattle, Washington, where he is currently working on his next thriller. Readers can visit his website at kevinobrienbooks.com.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
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The Bad Sister (Family Secrets #2) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780786045082
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pinnacle - July 28th, 2020

The Suicide House (A Rory Moore/Lane Phillips Novel #2) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496727152
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Published: Kensington - July 28th, 2020

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Rachel Swearingen in conversation with Kate Wisel, "How to Walk on Water"

Join us for the launch of Rachel Swearingen's debut story collection How to Walk on Water! Swearingen will be joined by Kate Wisel, author of Driving in Cars with Homeless Men!


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About How to Walk on Water: In this spellbinding debut story collection, characters willingly open their doors to trouble. An investment banker falls for a self-made artist who turns the rooms of her apartment into eerie art installations. An au pair imagines her mundane life as film noir, endangering the infant in her care. A son pieces together the brutal attack his mother survived when he was a baby. These stories bristle with menace and charm with intimate revelations. Through nimble prose and considerable powers of observation, Swearingen takes us from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Northern Michigan, to Seattle, Venice, and elsewhere. She explores not only what it means to survive in a world marked by violence and uncertainty, but also how to celebrate what is most alive.

About Rachel Swearingen: Rachel Swearingen’s stories and essays have appeared in VICE, The Missouri Review, Kenyon Review, Off Assignment, Agni, American Short Fiction, and others. Her debut story collection, How to Walk on Water was the winner of the 2018 New American Fiction Prize. She is the recipient of the 2015 Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in Fiction, a 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and the 2011 Mississippi Review Prize in Fiction. In 2019, she was named one of “30 Writers to Watch” by the Guild Literary Complex. She holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a PhD from Western Michigan University. She currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

About Driving in Cars with Homeless Men: Driving in Cars with Homeless Men is a love letter to women moving through violence. These linked stories are set in the streets and the bards, the old homes, the tiny apartments, and the landscape of working-class Boston.

Serena, Frankie, Raffa and Nat collide and break apart like pool balls to come back together in an imagined post-divorce future. Through the gritty, unraveling truths of their lives, they find themselves in the bed of an overdosed lover, through the panting tongue of a rescue dog who is equally as dislanguaged as his owner, in the studio department of a compulsive liar, sitting backward but going forward in the galley of an airplane, in relationships that are at once playgrounds and cages.

About Kate Wisel: Kate Wisel is the author of Driving in Cars With Homeless Men, winner of the 2019 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, selected by Min Jin Lee. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in publications that include Gulf Coast, Tin House online, Los Angeles Review, New Ohio Review, The Best Small Fictions 2019, Norton Anthology: Flash Fiction America, Redivider (as winner of the Beacon Street Prize), and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the “Poetry on the T” prize and the Marcia Keach Prize. She was a Carol Houck fiction fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and awarded scholarships at The Wesleyan Writer’s Conference, the Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshop, the Juniper Institute, Writing x Writer’s at Tomales Bay and Methow Valley and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago where she teaches at Columbia College Chicago and Loyola University.

 

Event date: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Zoom (see link in description)
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$14.95
ISBN: 9781941561225
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Published: New American Press - October 1st, 2020

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Driving in Cars with Homeless Men: Stories (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780822966272
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 15th, 2020

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Racial Justice Book Club

The Racial Justice Book Club will meet (virtually) to discuss their August pick, 
Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side by Eve L. Ewing

Event date: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Zoom (link forthcoming)
Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780226526164
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 10th, 2020

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Northwestern MCW Faculty & Graduate Reading

Join us virtually as Northwestern University School of Professional Studies faculty 
Miles HarveyJuan Martinez, and Natalie Y. Moore are joined by recent graduates for a night of readings!

 

Joshua Bohnsack is the author of Shift Drink (forthcoming Spork Press) and his work has appeared in The RumpusHobartSAND, and others. He is assistant managing editor for TriQuarterly, editor-in-chief of Oyez Review and Long Day Press, and lives in Chicago where he works as a bookseller. joshuabohnsack.com


Allison Epstein is a Michigan native, current Chicagoan, and hopefully someday the owner of a New England lighthouse. She works as a copywriter for Lipman Hearne, a communications agency serving not-for-profit clients in higher education and the arts. Her writing has been published in Luna Station Quarterly, Hypertrophic Literary, the Chicago Reader, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. Her debut novel, a sixteenth-century spy thriller titled A Tip for the Hangman, will be published by Doubleday in February 2021.


Former attorney and Northwestern University MFA graduate Tara Stringfellow’s debut novel Memphis will be published in Spring 2021 by Dial Press in the US and by John Murray in the UK. Memphis is a multi-generational bildungsroman based on the author’s rich Civil Rights history, and it is a recent winner of the Book Pipeline Fiction Contest. Third World Press published Tara’s first collection of poetry, More Than Dancing, in 2008. She has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, as well as a Best of the Net award, and her poems have appeared,or are forthcoming, in Collective Unrest, Jet Fuel ReviewMinerva RisingWomen’s Arts QuarterlyTransitions, and Apogee Journal, among others. A cross-genre artist, Tara was Northwestern University’s first MFA graduate in both poetry and prose. If she isn’t writing, she’s gardening. If she isn’t in Memphis, she’s in Italy. 


Miles Harvey’s new book is The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch, published by Little, Brown in May 2020. His previous work includes The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, a bestseller USA Today named one of the ten best books of 2000, and Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America, awarded an Editors’ Choice honor from Booklist, and a best-books citation from the Chicago Tribune. A former Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan, Harvey is a full-time creative writing professor at DePaul University and a part-time creative writing faculty member at Northwestern University. His author website is milesharvey.com.


Juan Martinez is a fiction writer. He was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and has since lived in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. His work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including Ecotone, Glimmer Train, McSweeney’s, TriQuarterly, Conjunctions, National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, and The Perpetual Engine of Hope: Stories Inspired by Iconic Vegas Photographs. His collection of stories, Best Worst American came out from Small Beer Press in February 2017. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada and is currently at work on a novel. 


Natalie Y. Moore is the South Side bureau reporter for WBEZ, the NPR-member station in Chicago. Before joining WBEZ, she covered the Detroit City Council for Detroit News. She worked as an education reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a reporter for the Associated Press in Jerusalem. Her work has been published in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, In These Times, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. In 2010, she received the Studs Terkel Community Media Award for reporting on Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods. In 2009, she was a fellow at Columbia College’s Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, which allowed her to take a reporting trip to Libya. Natalie has won several journalism awards, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Other honors are from the Radio Television Digital News Association, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, National Association of Black Journalists, Illinois Associated Press and Chicago Headline Club. The Chicago Reader named her best journalist in 2017. She was also awarded the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library and Foundation in 2017. She lives in Chicago with her husband and four daughters.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 7:00pm
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