At Ter’s suggestion I went over to read Jessa Crispin at Bookslut, which promptly yielded this link to Chicago Public Radio and a list of books to read if you really want to know the city.

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.