City Tales: Chicago
This nickname came into play as Chicago and New York were vying to be named host to the 1893 World’s Fair. Ultimately, Chicago won the honor and thus we have the strange and fascinating tale, Devil in the White City.
Currently engrossed with Erik Larson’s fantastic story, I have discovered two additional strange but true tales about Chi-Town to add to my reading list:
I can't wait to devour Karen Abbott’s novel about the Everleigh Club, the infamous Chicago brothel run by two sisters at the beginning of the 20th century. Names such as Rockefeller, Barrymore and Capone show up in these pages and the print version has pictures!
I love reading about my favorite cities, of which Chicago is one, and I especially enjoy books set in these cities during the Jazz Age so I’m eager to discover the dark side of Chicago’s history in this tale from Michael Lesy.
The Central Library will close early at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 to prepare for the Booklovers Ball. More...