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THE IRON HEEL - FULL Audio Book - by Jack London - Dystopian Fiction
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The novel, which won the Pulitzer in , follows the friendship and creative rivalry between two writers, Charlie Citrine and his poet mentor Von Humboldt Fleisher. When Humboldt is discovered dead in a run-down New York hotel, Citrine is at the height of his writing career, while his personal life is in disarray. To compound her depression, the polio returns, leaving Santos unable to dance. After she takes a series of menial jobs and moves in with her mother to make ends meet, an unexpected opportunity to return to the spotlight reinvigorates this determined, passionate female protagonist. One is famed architect and city planner Daniel Burnham, who oversaw the design and construction of the fair. By the time JC is released, a violent clash between the pair is inevitable. Roving from Kansas, where his maternal lineage hails from, to Hawaii, where his parents met, and from Chicago to Kenya — where many members of his paternal family still reside — Dreams From My Father is a moving, vulnerable self-portrait by a man who would go on to deeply shape American politics.
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But what about the past 16 years? With those limitations in mind, here are the 10 best Chicago novels of the 21st century so far published since the year Probably the most popular novel set in Chicago, with good reason.
Can anyone recommend some light reading where the story takes place in or around Chicago? Also a personal fave. Studs Terkel - anything really by him. Not always set in Chicago but he is "our" writer. Both are non fiction but they are both easy reads, not quite historical fiction but not dry at all. Also if you have an interest in Frank Lloyd Wright, "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan is historical fiction about his adulterous relationship with Mamah Cheney, quite the scandal in the day. It's a wonderful, well written book that is about Chicago, and of course, takes place in Chicago--in a previous era.