Novels set in Chicago: Young Lonigan by James T. Farrell

Being one of the great cities of the world, many novels have been set in Chicago. This is the third of a series looking at how the city has been portrayed/described in novels. Published in 1932, Young Lonigan is the first book of a trilogy by James T. Farrell, charting the life of William "Studs"... Continue Reading →

CPL – Austin-Irving Branch

CPL - Austin-Irving Branch - 6100 W. Irving Park Rd Hello fellow book friends! Today we're checking out the Austin-Irving branch of the Chicago Public Library. Opened on December 8, 2001, the 15,500 square foot building serves the residents of Portage Park. They seem to have a train theme, with a model railroad in the... Continue Reading →

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