The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great MigrationPaperback - 2011 | 1st Vintage Books ed.
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Before we completely close the door on 2020, we're looking back at the most popular books of the year as measured by checkouts and hold requests at Chicago Public Library. While the COVID-19 pandemic and election campaigns initially may have distracted from reading, many people later settled into social distancing and clearly started reading in a big way. As you check the lists for new… (more)
New Year's Day is well behind us now, and we've gathered statistics to compile our most popular books of 2013. The rankings reflect the most checkouts and hold requests during calendar year 2013, regardless of when the books were published. Chicago's own Gillian Flynn tops the adult fiction list with Gone Girl. The dark thriller about a very twisted marriage certainly needs no introduction a… (more)
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This current One Book One Chicago title is really the story of America in the 20th Century. One of the most important books you will ever read.
Chicago Public Library's current One Book One Chicago selection continues with plenty of great programs, events and discussions to attend this month. The Warmth of Other Suns is about the Great Migration of African Americans in the 20th Century from the Jim Crow south to northern cities in search... Read More »