Edited by Nora O’donnell and Jennifer Wehunt with Mark Byrne, Laura Castle, Geoffrey Johnson, Graham Meyer, Evangeline Politis, and Steve Yaccino
The question grew out of an everyday bull session: What are the great Chicago novels? We asked a range of knowledgeable academics and literati and put together the results. It’s a collection of powerful writing that stands up against the best in American literature. Here, the list in order of publication
The experts have spoken; now it’s your turn. Which book do you think best defines the city?