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tara

This book sounds wonderful - someone else has blogged about it and it caught my attention. I'm not certain why it's not being published until July in the US but it is on my wish list. I wonder if there is any relation between this story and the book The Devil in the White City - a nonfiction book about the same period of time in Chicago. It is about how the fair came to be in a literal sense as well as a murder mystery happening concominantly. In any case, the subject holds a special place in my heart, as I lived in Chicago for 5 years and worked for the University of Chicago Hospitals. I drove along the Midway Plaisance every day which was the site of the fair.

Bluestalking Reader

So glad you loved this one as much as I did! It's very authentic as far as sense of place, not that I lived in 1893... ;-) The history is fascinating and the atmosphere perfect. It hits on a lot of important aspects of Chicago's past. Really brilliant stuff.

Peter the flautist

Dark Puss likes the sound of this. Great to see the book reviews back again too.

Elaine

This was sent to me recently for review and as I have just got back from Chicago I am looking forward to reading it. I also have Devil in the White city so I am in for a windycityfest

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