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Roz Chast
Going Into Town

Going Into Town

Roberta Rubin spoke with Roz Chast about Going Into Town.

For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs was surreal; but for her kids, the reverse was true. Their wonder inspired this playful guide that’s part New York stories and part love letter to the city as told through Chast’s laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons.

Going Into Town

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York
By Roz Chast
$28.00
Air Date/Time October 10, 3:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 169 p., cloth

From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast’s new graphic memoir–a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it.

For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and “those West Side Story-things” (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired Going into Town, part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast’s laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons.

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A House Divided
Brian Dirck
Lincoln in Indiana &
Guy Fraker
Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

Lincoln in the Midwest

Daniel Weinberg  speaks with Brian Dirck and Guy Fraker.

Dirck will discuss Lincoln in Indiana and Fraker will talk about Looking for Lincoln in Illinois. Join us for a compelling talk about Lincoln in the Midwest.

Lincoln In Indiana
By Brian Dirck
$24.95
Air Date/Time October 20, 5pm (Central)
1st ed., 152p., cloth

Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky in 1809, moved with his parents, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, and his older sister, Sarah, to the Pigeon Creek area of southern Indiana in 1816.  

There Lincoln spent more than a quarter of his life. It was in Indiana that he developed a complicated and often troubled relationship with his father, exhibited his now-famous penchant for self-education, and formed a restless ambition to rise above his origins.

Although some questions about these years are unanswerable due to a scarcity of reliable sources, Brian R. Dirck’s fascinating account of Lincoln’s boyhood sets what is known about the relationships, values, and environment that fundamentally shaped Lincoln’s character within the context of frontier and...

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Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit
By Guy Fraker
$21.95
Air Date/Time October 20,  5pm (Central)
1st ed., 128p., paperback

In Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. Guy Fraker explores Lincoln’s legal career as he directs readers and travelers through the prairies to the towns Lincoln visited regularly.

For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois. Twice a year, spring and fall, Lincoln’s work took him on a journey covering more than four hundred miles. As his stature as a lawyer grew, east central Illinois grew in population and influence, and the Circuit provided Lincoln with clients, friends, and associates who became part of the network that ultimately elevated him to the presidency.

This guidebook to the Circuit features Illinois...

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