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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan
577.63 EGA

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

Her

Her Every Fear

Peter Swanson
FICTION SWANSON

The danger isn’t all in your head…Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

There Was a Crooked Man

There Was a Crooked Man

K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY LARSEN

Chicago private eye Cat DeLuca, founder of the Pants on Fire Detective Agency, catches liars and cheats–and, from time to time, killers. Cat’s brief marriage to runaround Johnnie Rizzo was a bust. But it gave her the mad skills she needed for her agency. She doesn’t investigate for insurance companies and she won’t find your long lost Uncle Harry. But if you’re in Chicagoland and you suspect your partner is stepping out, give her a call.

The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse

The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse

Tom Verducci
796.357 VER

It took 108 years, but it really happened. The Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions.  How did a team composed of unknown, young players and supposedly washed-up veterans come together to break the Curse of the Billy Goat? Verducci tells the story of the Cubs’ transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in baseball.

The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince

The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince

Mayte Garcia
781.66 GAR

In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together.

The Girl Before

The Girl Before

J.P. Delaney
FICTION DELANEY

Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.