• The Great Believers
      by Rebecca Makkai
      $27
      Air Date/Time September 12, 3 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 432 pages, hardcover, Viking

      A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed author Rebecca Makkai

      In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet...Learn More

    • Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
      By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time September 7, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 336 pages, cloth

      Sabella Nitti was an Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled on her primitive family farm outside Chicago before her arrest in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago.

      Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers...Learn More

    • Windy City Blues

      Windy City Blues
      By Renee Rosen
      $16.00
      Air Date/Time May 22, 4pm (Central)
      1st ed., paperback, 451 p.

      In 1960s Chicago, a young woman stands in the middle of a musical and social revolution. A new historical novel from the bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants.

      Leeba Groski doesn’t exactly fit in, but her love of music is not lost on her childhood friend and neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company in Chicago. What...Learn More

    • War Spies and Bobby Sox

      War Spies and Bobby Sox
      By Libby Fischer Hellman
      $15.95
      Air Date/Time May 22, 4pm (Central)
      1st ed., paperback, 293 p.

      As World War II rages across Europe and the Pacific, its impact ripples through communities in the heartland of America.

      A farm girl is locked in a dangerous love triangle with two Germans soldiers held in an Illinois POW camp … Another German, a war refugee, is forced to risk her life spying on the developing Manhattan Project in Chicago … And espionage surrounds the...Learn More

    • Algren: A Life

      Algren: A Life
      By Mary Wisniewski
      $30.00
      Air Date/Time January 17,  6pm  (Central)
      1st ed., Cloth, with dj.

      A tireless champion of the downtrodden, Nelson Algren, one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century, lived an outsider’s life himself. He spent a month in prison as a young man for the theft of a typewriter; his involvement in Marxist groups earned him a lengthy FBI dossier; and he spent much of his life palling around with the sorts of drug addicts, prostitutes, and poor laborers...Learn More