Tag Archives: Chicago

Review: Breakdown by Sara Paretsky

Although I’ve read many of Sara Paretsky’s mysteries featuring Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski, I haven’t read any recently. That was why I was surprised when picked up Breakdown and discovered that V.I. had actually aged – she’s nearing age … Continue reading

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Review: Wrong Way: The Fall of Conrad Black by Jacquie McNish and Sinclair Stewart

Although I had read newspaper articles about media baron Conrad Black while he owned the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers in the Chicago area, I had never put his entire story together. Wrong Way tells it in great detail. The … Continue reading

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Review: Save the Deli by David Sax

Subtitle: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen I’ll confess I’ve led a culinarily sheltered life. And before I read Save the Deli, I had never eaten pastrami. Midway into reading this book, I … Continue reading

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Review: Pictures from Home by Douglas Bukowski

This memoir of growing up on Chicago’s South Side unfolds as the author thumbs through his family photos, going off on tangents of memory, not linear as one would expect from someone with a doctorate in history, but delightful nonetheless. … Continue reading

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