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Rajurkar, Anuradha D.

Summary: Rani Kelkar never lied to her parents-- until she meets Oliver. The same qualities that draw her in-- his tattoos, his charisma, his passion for art-- make him her mother's worst nightmare. When Oliver's troubled home life unravels, he starts to ask more of Rani than she knows how to give. When a twist of fate leads Rani from Evanston, Illinois to Pune, India for a summer, she has a reckoning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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Stone, Tamara Ireland.

Summary: Told from his point of view, continues the love story of Bennett, a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco, and Anna, sixteen, of 1995 Evanston, Illinois, as they try to make their relationship work despite his fear that it is not meant to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC STO

Clements, Andrew

Summary: As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC CLE

Algren, Nelson

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALG

Vanderah, Glendy

Summary: A mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. When a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin, barefoot and covered in bruises, Joanna enlists the help of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN
1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN

Ellis, David

Summary: Blaming himself for the deaths of his wife, his infant daughter, and an informant a year earlier, vigilante Jason Kolarich is forced by the FBI to bring down the organization of a corrupt governor of Illinois, a case that reveals devastating truths about his family's deaths.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ELL

Pinter, Jason

Summary: "On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she's a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma...or worse. But crime follows her everywhere. When the former mayor winds up dead, Rachel can't help but get involved. Where...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas & Mercer 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PIN

Lo, Ginnie.

Summary: "A Chinese American girl's Auntie Yang discovers soybeans--a favorite Chinese food--growing in Illinois, leading her family to a soybean picnic tradition that grows into an annual community event. Includes author's note and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LO

Garlock, Dorothy.

Summary: Sophie Heller's family immigrated from Germany to Victory, a small town in Illinois, before WWII began. Now that the war has affected the town, the townspeople discriminate against Sophie and her family. When a train derails, it is an accident but the Heller family is blamed. Coming to Sophie's rescue is a teacher from the high school, and despite their cultural differences, a romance starts to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub. 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAR

Peck, Richard

Summary: In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice, initially apprehensive about leaving Chicago to spend a year with her fearsome, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois, gradually begins to better understand and admire her grandmother's unusual qualities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin 2002

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PEC

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PEC

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PEC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PEC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PEC

Beard, Jo Ann.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Beard 2011

Henderson, Dee.

Summary: Tracking down a killer who is murdering tourist women in their sleep for no apparent motive, the sheriff of Justice, Illinois, is discouraged by the arrival of new detective Rae Gabriella, who is also investigating the killings on behalf of one victim's family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEN

Peck, Richard

Summary: A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PEC

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PEC

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Peck 1998

Stone, Tamara Ireland.

Summary: In 1995 Evanston, Illinois, sixteen-year-old Anna's perfectly normal life is turned upside-down when she meets Bennett, whose ability to travel through space and time creates complications for them both.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC STO

Smiley, Jane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fawcett Columbine 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

O'Connell, Catherine

Summary: "After drinking too much at her bachelorette party, Maggie Trueheart wakes to find a stranger in her bed. To make matters worse, a phone call brings the devastating news that her friend Angie was murdered some time after they parted ways the night before. Kelly Delaney, who left the party early, is the first of Maggie's friends to face questions from Chicago homicide detective Ron O'Reilly....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OCO

Peck, Richard

Summary: During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PEC

Quill, Monica

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1997

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUI

Stone, Tamara Ireland.

Summary: In 1995 Evanston, Illinois, sixteen-year-old Anna's perfectly normal life is turned upside-down when she meets Bennett, whose ability to travel through space and time creates complications for them both.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC STO

Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: During the Great Depression, Davey learns that a neighbor's property is about to be auctioned, and he rallies his friends, neighbors, and family to help save Strawberry Farm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HOP

Hurwitz, Michele Weber.

Summary: Inspired by her late grandmother, thirteen-year-old Nina spends a summer secretly doing good deeds for her neighbors and enjoying the changes she brings about, even as she is dealing with changing friendships and family issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION HUR

Estleman, Loren D.

Summary: In 1944, an FBI junior agent who in 1944 is dispatched by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate Capone's organization, an effort that is compromised by Capone's haunted memories of prison and declining health.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EST

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Estleman 2013

Hemon, Aleksandar

Summary: The murder of Jewish immigrant Lazarus Averbuch triggers ethnic and political tensions in early twentieth-century Chicago, an event that is investigated a century later by a young writer from Eastern Europe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEM

Konrath, J. A.

Summary: Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels, the insomniac Chicago cop with a train wreck of a personal life, has trouble on her hands, and it isn't just because her boyfriend Latham wants to get married and she's not sure she's ready. A man in disguise has been visiting restaurants, grocery stores, and fast food places, ingeniously spreading a deadly toxin. Chicago's newest criminal calls himself The...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC KON

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD FICTION Konrath

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