Walter Mosley, Philosopher

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While Walter Mosley is best known for his Easy Rawlins mystery series, he has written some excellent stand-alone fiction as well. I just finished The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey on audio and loved it. Ptolemy Grey is 91, and slipping into dementia in his cluttered apartment. Robyn, not exactly a relative, but not exactly not, cares for Ptolemy […]

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A City of Neighborhoods: Fiction Set in Chicago

In his book, Chicago: A Biography, Dominic Pacyga writes: “There seems to be a different Chicago around every street corner, behind every bar, and within every apartment, two-flat, cottage, or bungalow.” Those contrasting views of the city, especially Chicago’s many neighborhoods and its residents, have been well-represented by writers. Readers have had the opportunity to […]

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May is Get Caught Reading Month!

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The month of May has been known to cause a little bit of spring fever. People get caught skipping work or class, making excuses to get out of commitments, driving a little too fast with windows down and "Happy" by Pharrell blasting on the radio (wait, is that just me?). May also happens to be […]

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Hegewisch Branch Book Club Investigates Scandinavian Crime Fiction

After the success of Stieg Larsson's trilogy, interest in Scandinavian crime fiction has skyrocketed.  In fact, the Hegewisch Branch book club will discuss The Snowman by Jo Nesbo at its November meeting. This international bestseller focuses on Harry Hole, a Norwegian detective who is dealing with a serial killer who calls himself The Snowman.  Nesbo has written […]

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