4/19/2017 3:57:00 PM The Book Bird
The Evanston Literary Festival Is Near!
By Betsy Bird
Every year our library plays host to some of the fantastic authors participating in the Evanston Literary Festival. This year is no exception, and we got the inside scoop on some of the authors participating. With that in mind, I decided to whip up a list of the books by those authors currently available at the library. Curious about some of these speakers? Read their books for yourself before the festival begins (running April 29th – May 11th). You’ll have a leg up on some of our most impressive local authors. Please note that this list is not final and some writers are subject to change. Books of the 2017 Evanston Literary Festival New Titles • The Teeth of the Comb by Osama Alomar • The Question of Bruno by Aleksandar Hemon • Best Worst American by Juan Martinez • Operation Breadbasket: An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago, 1966 –1971” by Martin L. Deepe • King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking From Around the World” by Joan Nathan • Incendiary Art: Poems by Patricia Smith • Memory of a Girl by Aozora Brockman • The Miles Between Me: Essays by Toni Nealie • The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason: 1798 to Modern Times” by Christopher DeBellaigue • Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II by Richard Cahan
Fiction • To Be With Her by Syed Afzal Haider • A Bitter Veil by Libby Hellmann • Where I Must Go by Angela Jackson • Counternarratives by John Keene • Ode to Broken Things by Dipika Mukherjee • What the Lady Wants by Renee Rosen • Luminarium by Alex Shakar • Paris, He Said by Christine Sneed • Identical by Scott Turow • Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Mysteries • Easy Innocence by Libby Hellmann • Chicago Blues by Libby Hellmann
Nonfiction • Memoirs of a Spiritual Outsider by Suzanne Clores • Learning From Words: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge by Jennifer Lackey • Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston by Mary Barr • Too Far From Home by Chris Jones • The New American Cooking by Joan Nathan • Survival Does Not Lie in the Heavens by Dario Robleto • Falling Hard by Chris Jones • Fullblood Arabian by Osama Alomar • Chicago, City on the Make annotated by Bill Savage • Never a City So Real by Alex Kotlowitz • Africans in America by Charles Johnson
Poetry • Captivity by Toi Derricotte • Head Off & Split by Nikky Finney • Dark Legs and Silk Kisses by Angela Jackson • Southside Rain by Quraysh Ali Lansana • L-vis Lives! by Kevin Coval • Forest Primeval by Vievee Francis • Dance Dance Revolution by Cathy Park Hong • Vessel by Parneshia Jones