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September 26, 2016

Kathryn Atwood showcases the Pacific Theater in her newest Women Heroes of World War II book »

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Kathy AtwoodKathryn J. Atwood has written several books for our Women of Action series: Women Heroes of World War II, Code Name Pauline, and Women Heroes of World War I. Although these titles are categorized as YA, they also attract a range of adult readers. Booklist says her newest book, Women Heroes of World

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September 23, 2016

Staff Reads: September 23, 2016 »

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Sneak peek at this week’s staff reads post: Maine, David Bowie, and anvil weddings. Also, Ellen is having a hard time moving on from the previous post on favorite covers. #CRPreads

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I’m making my way through The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. right now. It’s good train reading! Meaghan tur…

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September 21, 2016

Harry Haskell’s Maiden Flight explores the life and love of Katharine Wright, Wilbur and Orville’s sister »

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Harry HaskellHarry Haskell is the author of Maiden Flight, a novel tracing the life and love of Katharine Wright, sister of famous inventors Wilbur and Orville. In the book, Haskell shares Katharine’s path as she painfully separates herself from supporting Orville in order to pursue a romantic relationship wit…

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September 15, 2016

Paperback grab bag: September 2016 »

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This month we have quite an array of titles publishing in paperback. Chicago-interest titles (yep, that's Blago on the cover of Golden), music books, memoirs, true crime, cultural studies...you name it, it's here. If you read Evan Osnos' piece on Fr. Michael Pfleger in the New Yorker earlier this y…

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September 14, 2016

Ben Montgomery’s The Leper Spy reveals the unlikely WWII heroism of Josefina Guerrero »

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Ben Montgomery Author PhotoBen Montgomery is the author of the New York Times bestseller Grandma Gatewood’s Walk and the forthcoming The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II (October 1), which reveals the nearly lost-to-history accomplishments of Josefina Guerrero, a Filipina spy who undertook daring mis…

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September 9, 2016

Staff Reads: What’s your favorite cover? »

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We’ve got some cover fanatics in the house. Read below to discover the quirky, nostalgic, and striking covers that CRP goes crazy over. We’ve also discovered that the word “sucker” is essential when talking about covers. #CRPreads

everything i want to eatno oneFavorite cover ever? I’m having too hard a time with tha…

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September 9, 2016

The life of Moira Smith, the only female NYPD officer to die in the line of duty on 9/11 »

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"Researching Moira Smith, the only female NYPD officer to die in the line of duty on 9/11, was one of the most moving experiences for me," says Cheryl Mullenbach, who profiled Smith in the YA collective biography Women in Blue. "Interviewing her close friends, husband, and 16-year-old daughter (who…

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September 8, 2016

CRP tell-all: summer intern edition »

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Francesca

Labor Day has come and gone and school is back in session, which means we had to say goodbye to our summer intern, Francesca Kritikos.

Before she left, we asked her to complete one final project: share her thoughts on spending the summer at CRP and answer some requisite bookish questions

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September 8, 2016

Mary Wisniewski’s Algren is the first biography of writer Nelson Algren in more than a quarter of a century »

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JL1_3608It’s been more than 25 years since the last biography of Nelson Algren came out, and Chicago journalist Mary Wisniewski spent about half that time crafting her own book on the famed author. In the evenings, on the weekends and between articles for her day job as a transit reporter for the Chicago

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September 7, 2016

And just like that…it’s September, with six new books on the shelves »

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Back to the grindstone, post-Labor Day. We've put our white pants in storage (well...) and are buckling down for what promises to be a busy Fall. Kicking off the season are our September titles featuring two (quite different) musical Michaels, the presidential election of 1840 (if you want to escape…

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