Posts tagged "classic novels"

Three books featuring Dorothy's ruby slippers

As we ready ourselves to observe the very important cultural marker of the 70th anniversary of the film, The Wizard of Oz, we should talk about the book on which the film is based. Why? First, because as you may or may not be aware, the book has some serious Chicago ties. Secondly, because references... Read more »

Quintessential Chicago Book List: Classic Chicago Novels

During Printers Row Lit Fest, I unveiled a new project here on Chicago Subtext: the 100 Quintessential Chicago Books List Project. The project is a list I’ll be compiling, with a new genre of focus each month, of the books which shape and best capture the feeling of Chicago. This inaugural month, we begin with... Read more »