The Evanston Literary Festival Is Near! Check Out the Authors Today

April 5, 2017


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 the final one and some writers are subject to change.

Books of the 2017 Evanston Literary Festival

New Titles

NEW – The Teeth of the Comb by Osama Alomar

NEW – The Question of Bruno by Aleksandar Hemon

NEW – Best Worst American by Juan Martinez

NEW – 323.1196 Deppe.M – Operation Breadbasket: An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago, 1966-1971 by Martin L. Deepe

NEW – 641.5 Natha.J – King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking From Around the World by Joan Nathan

NEW – 811.54 Smith.P – Incendiary Art: Poems by Patricia Smith

NEW – 811.6 Brock.A – Memory of a Girl by Aozora Brockman

NEW – 814 Neali.T – The Miles Between Me: Essays by Toni Nealie

NEW – 909.09767 Debel.C – The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason: 1798 to Modern Times by Christopher DeBellaigue

NEW – 940.5317 Cahan.R – Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II by Richard Cahan



To Be With Her by Syed Afzal Haider

A Bitter Veil by Libby Hellmann

The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon

Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon

The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon

Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon

Where I Must Go by Angela Jackson

Counternarratives by John Keene

Ode to Brooken Things by Dipika Mukherjee

Dollface by Renee Rosen

What the Lady Wants by Renee Rosen

White Collar Girl by Renee Rosen

Luminarium by Alex Shakar

Savage Girl by Alex Shakar

Little Known Facts by Christine Sneed

Paris, He Said by Christine Sneed

Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry by Christine Sneed

The Virginity of Famous Men by Christine Sneed

Identical by Scott Turow

Innocent by Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey



Mystery – Easy Innocence by Libby Hellmann

Mystery – An Eye for Murder by Libby Hellmann

Mystery – An Image of Death by Libby Hellmann

Mystery – Jump Cut by Libby Hellmann

Mystery – A Picture of Guilt by Libby Hellmann

Mystery – Set the Night on Fire by Libby Hellmann

Mystery – A Shot to Die For by Libby Hellmann

Mystery Stories Hellm.L – Chicago Blues



Bio – B Hemon.A Hemon. A – The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon



204.092 Clore.S – Memoirs of a Spiritual Outsider by Suzanne Clores

300.1 Lacke.J – Learning From Words: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge by Jennifer Lackey

305.23 Kotlo.A – There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz

305.809773 Barr.M – Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston by Mary Barr

340.073 Turow.S – One L by Scott Turow

347.7322 Cahan.R – A Court That Shaped America by Richard Cahan

629.45 Jones.C – Too Far From Home by Chris Jones

641.595694 Natha.J – The Foods of Israel Today by Joan Nathan

641.5973 Natha.J – The New American Cooking by Joan Nathan

641.5976 Natha.J 1998 – Jewish Cooking in America by Joan Nathan

641.5976 Natha.J – Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous by Joan Nathan

709 Roble.D – Dario Robleto: Survival Does Not Lie in the Heavens by Dario Robleto

720.9773 Cahan.R – Richard Nickel Dangerous Years by Richard Cahan

720.9773 Cahan.R – They All Fall Down by Richard Cahan

747.092 Mille.E Cahan.R – Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home by Richard Cahan

796.357 Cahan.R – The Game That Was by Richard Cahan

796.83 Jones.C – Falling Hard by Chris Jones

818.54 Derri.T – The Black Notebooks by Toi Dericotte

892.7 Alom.O – Fullblood Arabian by Osama Alomar

915.5 Debel.C – In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs by Christopher de Bellaigue

917.731 Algre.N – Chicago, City on the Make, annotated by Bill Savage

917.7311 Kotlo.A – Never a City So Real by Alex Kotlowitz

955.05 Debel.C – The Struggle for Iran by Christopher de Bellaigue

956.6 Debel.C – Rebel Land by Christopher de Bellaigue

973.0496 Johns.C – Africans in America by Charles Johnson

977.311 Cahan.R – Chicago: Rising From the Prairie by Richard Cahan

977.311 Cahan.R – The Lost Panoramas by Richard Cahan

977.411 Kotlo.A – The Other Side of the River by Alex Kotlowitz



811.54 Derri.T – Captivity by Toi Dericotte

811.54 Derri.T – Tender by Toi Dericotte

811.54 Derri.T – The Undertaker’s Daughter by Toi Dericotte

811.54 Finne.N – Head Off & Split by Nikky Finney

811.54 Finne.N – Rice by Nikky Finney

811.54 Jacks.A – And All These Roads Be Luminous by Angela Jackson

811.54 Jacks.A – Dark Legs and Silk Kisses by Angela Jackson

811.54 Jacks.A – It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time by Angela Jackson

811.54 Jacks.A – Roads, Where There Are No Roads by Angela Jackson

811.54 Lansa.Q – Southside Rain by Quraysh Ali Lansana

811.54 Lansa.Q – They Shall Run by Quraysh Ali Lansana

811.54 Lansa.Q – Walmart Republic by Quraysh Ali Lansana

811.54 Smith.P – Close to Death by Patricia Smith

811.54 Smith.P – Gotta Go, Gotta Flow by Patricia Smith

811.54 Smith.P – Teahouse of the Almighty by Patricia Smith

811.6 Coval.K – L-vis Lives! by Kevin Coval

811.6 Coval.K – Schtick by Kevin Coval

811.6 Coval.K – Slingshots by Kevin Coval

811.6 Franc.V – Forest Primeval Vievee Francis

811.6 Hong.C – Dance Dance Revolution by Cathy Park Hong

811.6 Hong C – Engine Empire by Kevin Coval

811.6 Jones.P – Vessel by Parneshia Jones

811.608 Breakbe – The Breakbeat Poets edited by Keviin Coval and Quraysh Ali Lansana


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