Reading about Illinois
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Crossing California - I read earlier this year... it's set in Chicago in the late '70s (California is a street name in this case).
Non-Chicago: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.
I'm a Chicagoan at heart; I'm surprised I can't think of more books set there!
In small-town Illinois, a loyal hitman is betrayed by his boss and he goes on a spree of revenge. The only thing is that he has his young son along (the rest of his family was murdered). Some historical figures such as Al Capone and Eliot Ness, already quite mythologized, are taken for another trip down fiction lane.
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And David Foster Wallace has a couple of essays in A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again which will get your head nodding if you've ever been to the State Fair or tried to play tennis on a windy day in Central Illinois.
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Because of this thread I just ordered:
Spoon River Anthology (Signet Classics (Paperback))
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Author: Erik Larson
I REALLY enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife and have to add a few that are YA selections but worthy of your time in my opinion!
all written by Richard Peck
Long Way from Chicago
and its sequel A Year Down Yonder
The series has also been made into a tv show recently on the sci-fi channel....but the books are a 100 times better.