Chicago Flashbulbs: A Quarter Century of News, Politics, Sports, and Show Business
Franklin is a medical doctor who was director of medical intensive care at Cook County Hospital for more than 20 years and an editorial board contributor to the Chicago Tribune. His book is a series of nationally published columns probing the forensics of the human condition.
Dreaming in French
Yale French literature professor Kaplan talks about her new tripartite biography exploring the study-abroad experience of three American women: Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy), Susan Sontag and Angela Davis, all of whom found their time in Paris to be profoundly formative.
Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen
Multiple James Beard Award nominee Lee talks about his debut cookbook with tales from the restaurant world—he was raised in Brooklyn by a family of Korean immigrants and settled down in his adopted hometown of Louisville, where owns the acclaimed restaurant 610 Magnolia. Included in the book are more than 130 recipes with Korean roots and a Southern touch.
First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley
Hear Huffington Post writer Koeneman talk about his book The First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley. Based on unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration and Chicago business and cultural leaders, it tells an insider story of Mayor Daley’s political triumph and personal evolution.
The Edge of the Earth
The author of one of the season’s top new novels speaks about her book.
In 1898, a woman forsakes the comfort of home and family for a love that takes her to a remote lighthouse on the wild coast of California. What she finds at the edge of the earth, hidden between the sea and the fog, will change her life irrevocably.
Chicago Cable Cars
In the late 1880s, Chicago became home to the largest cable car network in the world, and soon a nationwide cable car building boom would ensue. Chicago writer Borzo guides readers through a stretch of Chicago cable car history that most people never knew existed--even though they have been walking past, riding over and even dining in remnants of it for years.
The Conditions of Love
Madison, Wisconsin writer—and former Ragdale fellow—talks about her debut novel, the story of a girl’s journey from childhood to adulthood as she reckons with her parents' abandonment, her need to break from society's limitations, and her desire for spiritual and erotic love.
Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
Former Bulls coach Jackson talks about his memoir, full of revelations about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.
Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress
The former Republican senator from Maine draws on lessons learned as a policymaker and the frustration she shares with the American people about the government’s dwindling productivity. She argues that the government has lost its way, shows how this happened, and proposes ways to once again fulfill its mission.