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Windy City Christmas

Author : Diana Richards
ISBN : 9781617453236
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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No matter where you live, Marshall Field’s is a name that immediately conjures up images of the big department store in Chicago. Christmas was a magical time there for many. Diana Richards and Jan McGrath have captured that magic in Christmas Window Quilt and 14 other projects designed around memories of visiting the store during the holiday. Children’s aprons, a wall quilt, place mats and napkins, tote bags, pillows, a tree skirt, and more with embellished embroidery, piecing, and appliqué are in store for you in Windy City Christmas.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Windy City Knights

Author : Michael A. Black
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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How much do you owe a past love? Ever wonder about it? Private Detective Ron Shade does when he bumps into his former lover, Paula Kittermann, late one lonely December night in a hotel bar. Paula had once been a major factor in Shade s life, but that was a very long time ago. Against his better judgment, he lets her back in, but when she's gone, without so much as a goodbye kiss, leaving him once with only bittersweet memories of what might have been. Then Paula turns up dead, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run accident. Though shocked, Shade moves on with his life until Paula's young cousin, Laurie, shows up in Chicago, asking him to look into the matter. Shade's investigation takes a walk on the seedy side, and begins to attract the attention of some very powerful enemies. But whenever Shade gets close to the truth, somebody seems to end up dead, and he suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a homicide investigation. Working to clear himself and find out who killed Paula, Shade goes up against some redoubtable foes who will stop at nothing to ensure his search for the truth won't be completed.
Category: Fiction

Windy City Blues

Author : Renée Rosen
ISBN : 9781101991138
Genre : Fiction
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In 1960s Chicago, a young woman stands in the middle of a musical and social revolution. A new historical novel from the bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants. “The rise of the Chicago Blues scene fairly shimmers with verve and intensity, and the large, diverse cast of characters is indelibly portrayed with the perfect pitch of a true artist.” —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue Leeba Groski doesn’t exactly fit in, but her love of music is not lost on her childhood friend and neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company in Chicago. What starts as answering phones and filing becomes more than Leeba ever dreamed of, as she comes into her own as a songwriter and crosses paths with legendary performers like Chuck Berry and Etta James. But it’s Red Dupree, a black blues guitarist from Louisiana, who captures her heart and changes her life. Their relationship is unwelcome in segregated Chicago and they are shunned by Leeba’s Orthodox Jewish family. Yet in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, Leeba and Red discover that, in times of struggle, music can bring people together. READERS GUIDE INSIDE
Category: Fiction

Opening Doors Windy City Whirlwind

Author : Sara St.John
ISBN : 9781312906419
Genre : Fiction
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""Nothing really seemed to make sense. The sounds and sights only came to me in waves, as if I were moving in and out of consciousness. I looked up at the ceiling. White ceiling tiles, just like the ones you see in the hospital. There were only a few things that I knew for sure at this point; I was in a hospital, I wasn't wearing my own clothes and I don't think anything was broken."" Returning to consciousness and having a middle aged epiphany isn't something that happens everyday... Only when you've delved too deep.
Category: Fiction

Windy City Baby

Author : Curtain Time Press
ISBN : 0975899406
Genre : Parenting
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Category: Parenting

Christmas Wishes

Author : Tim Hollis
ISBN : 9780811742184
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A nostalgic look at Christmas in the mid-twentieth century.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Christmas With The Rancher

Author : Mary Leo
ISBN : 9781460344040
Genre : Fiction
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THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS In the fifteen years she's been gone, real estate mogul Bella Biondi forgot how sexy Travis Granger could be. And she can't afford to remember! She's back in Briggs to sell her dad's inn, that's all. No more tears or heartache, no reminiscing, definitely no kissing. Travis has other ideas. He's sure he can crack the hard shell tough-minded Bella's built around herself. A sleigh ride, a snowball fight, some carols, and the real Bella will emerge. Not this Scrooge who's out to dismantle a cherished part of the town's history at all costs, but his childhood sweetheart. The cowgirl. The ice-skater. The girl who loves the holidays in ranch country even more than he does… Can Travis bring Bella back in time to save Christmas?
Category: Fiction

Windy City Nocturne

Author : Ronald Brueckmann
ISBN : 9781452054780
Genre : Fiction
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The place: Chicago, Illinois. The year: 1937. A city struggles to recover from the lawless legacy of Prohibition and the destructive aftermath of the Great Depression. The inequities of race and social class are vast and growing. In a rigidly segregated society, the average citizen keeps to his own kind, keeps his head down, and toils just to make ends meet. During this turbulent time, a young European immigrant labors in obscurity, deep within the teeming confines of the Pilsen district. He dreams of being a professional prizefighter. The young man’s prospects are few until he befriends an elderly African American boxer who operates a small gym on the city’s west side. The old man recognizes championship potential in the boy and agrees to coach him, molding him into a first class athlete. Together, the unlikely pair chase the elusive goal of a Middleweight Crown. Across town, another young man has a mentor of a different sort. One who schools him in the fine art of the “quick buck”. This boy, rescued from abject poverty, pursues wealth and power with ruthless zeal, surrendering to the darker side of human nature. Abandoning all compassion, he eagerly embraces a life of crime and brutality. A disillusioned Detective, grappling with a deep personal grief has become obsessed with fighting crime. His work has become his solace, his only virtue, his redemption. Exceeding the bounds of his authority, he fanatically persecutes the criminals of his precinct, setting him on a dangerous path of confrontation and violence. When these worlds collide, loyalty is forsaken and heartfelt dreams are crushed. A life is taken. This is a tale of good versus evil, of sacrifice and righteousness and love. This is a story of happiness and heartbreak and darkness. This Windy City Nocturne.
Category: Fiction

Chronicles Of Old Chicago

Author : Adam Selzer
ISBN : 9781938450709
Genre : History
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Discover the fascinating history of !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--Chicago—home to Barack Obama, Al Capone, the Chicago Cubs, politicians, mobsters, and more—told through 24 dramatic true stories. Known as an expert on Chicago's folklore and crime stories, Adam Selzer takes readers through Chicago's history from the 1800s to the present with tales of the politicians, eccentrics, and the famous and infamous who shaped the city. Essays explore historic events from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 to the beginnings of the film era (Chicago was home to film long before Hollywood) and the historical contributions to the birth of rock 'n' roll. Also included are guided walking tours around many of the sites mentioned, illustrated with color photographs and maps.
Category: History

Sizzling Christmas Collection Mills Boon E Book Collections

Author : Leslie Kelly
ISBN : 9781472057211
Genre : Fiction
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Sizzling Christmas Collection by Leslie Kelly, Tawny Weber, Cara Summers, Maureen Child, Sandra Hyatt, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Jennifer LaBreque, Rhonda Nelson, Joanne Rock, Karen Foley, Jill Shalvis & Julie Kenner.
Category: Fiction

Cinderella S Christmas Affair Mills Boon Desire King Of Hearts Book 2

Author : Katherine Garbera
ISBN : 9781472036902
Genre : Fiction
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It hardly took the stroke of midnight to remind CJ Terrence that, despite colored contacts and haute couture, she was still the mousy schoolgirl disposed to fairy-tale delusions. All it took was a chance holiday encounter with Tad Randolph. Years ago, the tycoon whose business could make or break her career had befriended her, then betrayed her.
Category: Fiction

The Advocate

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ISBN : UOM:49015003079200
Genre : Gay liberation movement
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Category: Gay liberation movement

Michigan Living

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ISBN : UOM:39015048136983
Genre : Automobile travel
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Category: Automobile travel

The Curious World Of Christmas

Author : Niall Edworthy
ISBN : 9781440636745
Genre : Religion
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A fascinating miscellany that celebrates all things Christmas from the author of The Curious Gardener?s Almanac. Drawing from more than two thousand years of history and culture, this collection of anecdotes, customs, tips, and recipes features more than 1,000 entries honoring one of the world?s most celebrated holidays. This unpredictable, addictive gem weaves in famous quotations, traditional sayings, verses, and wisdom to create a book that will be enjoyed long after the Christmas tree is down and the turkey leftovers finished off. Each page yields tidbits on everything from the real reason why December 25th was chosen as the celebratory day and a 19th-century turkey recipe to the origins of kissing under mistletoe and statistics showing why Christmas is proven to be more stressful than divorce or burglary. Chapter topics include: ? Farting Dwarves and Peacock Pie (or, How Our Ancestors Celebrated Christmas) ? Will the Real Father Christmas Please Stand Up (or, The Origins of Santa Claus) ? Happy Reunions, Terrible Tantrums (or, Christmas and the Family) ? Reindeer Sausages and Minced Coffins (or, Christmas Food and Drink) ? And much more With enough curiosities to intrigue, amuse, and enlighten even the grumpiest Scrooge, this is the perfect gift book for anyone who counts down the months until their favorite holiday.
Category: Religion

Home Away In Kentucky

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113324300
Genre : Transportation, Automotive
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Category: Transportation, Automotive

Christmas In The Midwest

Author : Clarence A. Andrews
ISBN : IND:30000036703209
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

Garden Talk

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101591448
Genre : Gardens
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Category: Gardens