I found myself gulping with homesickness, just reading the titles. It’s been a long time since I lived there, and I doubt I’ll ever move back. Nor do I get back to visit very often. But someday I may write about growing up in Chicago and/or about my maternal grandmother’s parents and grandparents, who came to Chicago in the 1860s from northern Europe. Certainly there are some books on this list I should read.
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My name is Rosina Lippi. I'm a former academic and tenured university professor, writing full time since 2000. Under the pen name Sara Donati I am the author of the Wilderness series, six historical novels that follow the fortunes of a group of families living in upstate New York from about 1792-1825. A new series based on later generations of the same families was launched September 1, 2015 with The Gilded Hour. The next volume in the new series, Where the Light Enters, was released in 2019.
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.
— H.G. Wells (attributed), Sir Osbert Sitwell
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