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.
Author: Diana Richards
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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.
They force you to lay your emotions by the wayside and feel theirs. Are you ready for a novella that you never saw coming? Just remember, this is only the introduction... It goes deeper.
Author: Kennedy B
Disregard the place and time when it comes to life. How does it feel? Imagine becoming engulfed in a story that's so intricate that you have no choice but to ignore all of the things you would usually pay attention to.Meet Kasa, a free-spirited goal getter. Nothing can stand in her way because she has a plan. She has literally mapped her life out, up until the sky starts falling. What happens when things start to derail, and her plan is nothing but a distant memory? When the sky started falling, there was only one person who had the power to make it happen. Meet O'Riginal. No, he didn't make the sky fall, but he definitely made it feel like it. What happens to the holidays when the sky starts falling?Meet Resin; this holiday season is nothing typical for her. She has found herself in a place she never thought she'd be with a man who definitely isn't hers. She can't let him go though; he won't allow it because he needs her like the air in his lungs. Dez fouled up, and he admitted it, but he couldn't come to grips with making the right decision if you paid him. When it all comes down to it, he has to make a decision or risk losing it all.This set of characters come baring a different type of spin. They force you to lay your emotions by the wayside and feel theirs. Are you ready for a novella that you never saw coming? Just remember, this is only the introduction... It goes deeper.
Children's aprons, a wall quilt, place mats and napkins, tote bags, pillows, a tree skirt, and more with embellished embroidery, piecing, and applique are in store for you in Windy City Christmas.
Author: Diana Richards
Publisher: Kansas City Star Quilts
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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 the 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 story for you in 'Windy City Christmas'.
“You see it is Christmas.“ “Christmas was last month,” Chappie said, tugging on Alley's sleeve. “And he don't get warmed up he gonna get more than coal ...
Author: Michael A. Black
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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.
LODIY TWO "I Feel Like Going Home" LEEBA he day after Christmas, Leonard and Phil took advantage of a slow business week to organize the move from Cottage ...
Author: Renée Rosen
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
“I'm alright, Coop and I just got done eating Christmas dinner,” she said in a saddened tone. “I wish I were at home for the holidays.
Author: Sara St.John
""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.
entrance of the building; the wind slapped them in the face as they walked toward Michigan Avenue. “That's why they call it the Windy City, I guess,” said ...
Author: Mary Ellen Shamory
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
"I'm in a state of shock! Now what do I do?" Asks senior Kate Benson, winner of the Indiana state lottery. Her brother, Phil, advises: "Collect"! She does, and acquires a lawyer, (who makes her heart skip a beat), and a staff, (her friends Millie, Trudy and Marge), who ward off those anxious to take advantage of her winnings. She experiences a Christmas to remember, a magical New Year's Eve, and an invitation which may change her future even more! Meet the folks of Dan's View, Indiana as they rejoice in Aunt Kate's good fortune, and share her joy in receiving, giving and... shopping!
Practicing for skits became a major part of the day before the Christmas holiday. Kids were chosen for various parts in the re-enactment ofJesus's birth.
Author: Thomas Walsh
Category: Family & Relationships
Tim is the youngest son of Irish American immigrants growing up in Chicago in the 1950's and 60's. Follow his memories of Chicago in short stories that recall the sights, sounds, vigor and tensions that were the Windy City. Share in Tim's joys, sadness, successes and failures as he navigates through life in his Chicago neighborhood. Meet the varied, interesting, and intriguing people - both good and bad that he encounters as he grows up. Enjoy Tim's experiences with the places and institutions that made Chicago great. From the magnificent lakefront parks and beaches, sports stadiums, and mass transit to the thrills of Riverview Park, share in the vitality of life in Chicago as Tim grows to manhood.
The week before Christmas the temperature dropped suddenly and left us with the bitterest December on record. My living room was so cold I couldn't bear to ...
Author: Sara Paretsky
It’s strictly Friends & Family as V.I. Warshawski, “the detective mystery fans have been waiting for” (Time), makes return appearances in a collection of stories that bring new meaning to “ties that bind.” Decked out in her silk shirts and no-nonsense Attitude, V.I. is out to make a living—by the skin of her teeth. In “Grace Notes,” V.I. has barely finished her morning coffee when she sees an ad in the paper asking for information about her own mother, long dead. The paper leads V.I. to her newfound Italian cousin Vico, who’s looking for music composed by their great-grandmother. What’s the score? Clearly it’s something to kill for. . . . “The Pietro Andromache” finds V.I.’s friend Dr. Lotty Herschel with motive and means to dispatch her professional rival and steal his priceless statue. Lotty didn’t do it—but does she know who did? V.I. soon cuts to the art of the case—and it’s not a pretty picture at all! Summoned by an old high school friend to a race “At the Old Swimming Hole,” V.I. ends up swimming with the sharks—the FBI and a ruthless gambling kingpin—in a pool of blood. . . . And it’s only “Skin Deep” when a relaxing facial transformation transforms a client into a stiff. V.I.’s pal Sal needs help. Her beautician sister Evangeline is prime suspect—and V.I. has only eighteen hours to crack the case before it’s headline news. . . . “Three-Dot Po” proves there’s nothing like a dog. Especially a dog on the trail of her mistress’s killer, with V.I. in tow. . . . In “Strung Out,” love means nothing and V.I.’s quick to learn the score as her old friend’s tennis-champion daughter is under suspicion for strangling her father with a racket string. And there’s more, nine stories in all, in this masterful collection of short fiction starring V.I. Warshawski, “the most engaging woman in detective fiction since Dorothy Sayers’s Harriet Vane” (Newsweek).
While also bemusing how difficult it had become to trade “star players”, Murphy counted the Christmas letters he had received from his Cub ball players ...
Author: Richard Chabowski
Category: Sports & Recreation
The year 1906 holds special significance for the city of Chicago for a number of reasons, but probably nothing generated as much excitement as the all-Chicago World Series that pitted the White Sox against the Cubs. Upton Sinclair had just written The Jungle, which revealed the inner workings of the city's slaughterhouses. There was also a new central city and county government building rising in the Loop. In considerations of that year, however, it is the city's two baseball teams that probably generate the most attention. More than one hundred years have passed, and we still haven't seen a repeat of the all-Chicago World Series. This history examines the bold moves made by ballclub owners and managers, and puts the significance of baseball in context with this detailed account of the events of 1906. It also introduces Charles Comiskey before the "Black Sox" scandal as well as Charles Murphy, the feisty, lively owner of the Cubs. The entire season is relived in Windy City World Series I: 1906, White Sox-Cubs.
NEWS Chicago Rolls Out Cold-Weather Prostitutes CHICAGO—From the barren tree branches tothecolorful Christmas decorations, the signs of another Windy City ...
Author: The Onion Staff
Publisher: Quirk Books
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without impulse-priced holiday gift books—and now The Onion has unleashed its award-winning team of investigative journalists upon the genre. Christmas Exposed features more than one hundred shocking tales of Secret Santas, shopping mall mayhem, dysfunctional family dinners, and much, much more.
In keeping with the spirit of the season, the Pilsen Boy's Club traditionally staged a holiday party. A few days before Christmas, all members were invited ...
Author: Ronald Brueckmann
Publisher: Author House
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.
Windy City that Gabriel wrote a legion of hymns—eventually more than seven hundred. The composer's work included such standards as “Way of the Cross,” “My ...
Author: Ace Collins
Behind the Christmas songs we love to sing lie fascinating stories that will enrich your holiday celebration. Taking you inside the nativity of over thirty favorite songs and carols, Ace Collins introduces you to people you’ve never met, stories you’ve never heard, and meanings you’d never have imagined. The next time you and your family sing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," you’ll have a new understanding of its message and popular roots. You’ll discover how "Angels from the Realms of Glory," with its sublime lyrics and profound theology, helped usher in a quiet revolution in worship. You’ll learn the strange history of the haunting and powerful "O Holy Night," including the song’s surprising place in the history of modern communications. And you’ll step inside the life of Mark Lowry and find out how he came to pen the words to the contemporary classic "Mary, Did You Know?"Still other songs such as "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" trace back to mysterious origins--to ninth-century monks, nameless clergy, and unknown commoners of ages past. Joining hands with such modern favorites as "White Christmas" and "The Christmas Song," they are part of the legacy of inspiration, faith, tears, love, and spiritual joy that is Christmas. From the rollicking appeal of "Jingle Bells" to the tranquil beauty of "Silent Night," the great songs of Christmas contain messages of peace, hope, and truth. Each in its own way expresses a facet of God’s heart and celebrates the birth of his greatest gift to the world--Jesus, the most wonderful Christmas Song of all.
Small Town Christmas\Her Christmas Cowboy Gail Gaymer Martin, Brenda Minton ... He knew Chicago was called the Windy City, but it wasn't the wind but ...
Author: Gail Gaymer Martin
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Small Town Christmas by Gail Gaymer Martin When seven-year-old twins act up in temporary teacher Amy Carroll's class, she meets their very apologetic widowed father, Mike Russet. The handsome man has his hands full—but can two mini matchmakers and holiday cheer open his heart to Christmas romance? Her Christmas Cowboy by Brenda Minton After being jilted a week before her wedding, Elizabeth Harden attends a bull-riding event for her dad, where she tries—unsuccessfully—to avoid bull fighter Travis Cooper, a too-handsome heartbreaker. But could her first impression of Travis be mistaken? A Christmas wedding just might be in her future, after all….
“She hadasister, and theylived in a windy city with many other people. She worked parttime and went tothe university parttime, and she was buzzing along ...
Author: Edie Ramer
Publisher: Edie Ramer
A kitten saved her… Broke, pregnant and deserted by her boyfriend, Maddie Barrymore swerves to avoid a kitten while driving in a Wisconsin blizzard—and her life takes another turn. Like Puss in Boots, she stays in an empty house. She has the baby, the kitten, gets a job and a degree…yet every day she’s ready to flee if the real owner shows up. Five years later, he does… Dumped by the woman he loves, film producer Logan MacLeesh’s heart is as dark as one of his movies. He plans to hole up in his grandmother’s old mansion and throw himself into his work…until he discovers the sexy squatter and her four-year-old son. Before he can call the sheriff, Maddie’s tale of how she ended up there entertains him. They make a deal that as long as she tells him a story every night, she and her son can stay. Even the cat, though Logan’s always been a dog person. A dog in need of saving… Far away in another state, a homeless dog lifts his head, sniffs…and smells him. The human who’s meant for him. As he heads through the snow toward the scent, his journey seems impossible, even though it’s Christmas, a time when miracles happen.
Offering a disarming smile, he introduced himself as the host of Windy City Eats. “We're filming backstory for the Christmas cookie bake-off.
Author: Darci Hannah
Publisher: Kensington Books
Tucked away inside an old lighthouse in Beacon Harbor, Michigan, bakeshop café owner Lindsey Bakewellis ready to make her first Christmas in town shine bright. But her merry plans crumble fast when murder appears under the mistletoe . . . With the spirit of the holidays wafting through the Beacon Bakeshop, Lindsey thinks she has the recipe for the sweetest Christmas ever—winning the town-wide cookie bake-off. Unfortunately, striving for a picture-perfect December in Beacon Harbor is a lot like biting into stale shortbread. Low on staff and bombarded by visits from family, Lindsey can barely meet demands at work, let alone summon the confidence to face fierce competition . . . Self-appointed Christmas know-it-all Felicity Stewart is determined to take the top spot in the bake‐off, and she’s not afraid to dump a little coal in everyone’s stocking to do it. Just as the competition heats up, everything falls apart when the judge is found dead—and covered in crumbs from Lindsey’s signature cookie! Solving a murder was never on Lindsey’s wish list. But with her reputation on the line during the happiest time of the year, she’ll need to bring her best talents to the table in order to sift out the true Christmas Cookie culprit. Includes Delicious Recipes!
I loved my music boxes given to me one by one, Christmas after Christmas: the turning brass cylinder under glass plucking brass tines that played the Gounod ...
Author: Kathie Bergquist
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Category: Social Science
The contributions of the Midwest and, specifically, Chicago to LGBTQ literature have been invaluable yet largely uncelebrated over the last century. This anthology charts a map of queer Chicago and showcases its thriving urban arts community, which boasts a unique history, legacy, and sensibility deeply rooted in the urban Midwest. Here is a first-rate collection of queer voices from Chicago's literary landscape. Celebrated writers Edmund White, Achy Obejas, Sharon Bridgforth, Brian Bouldrey, E. Patrick Johnson, Carol Anshaw, David Trinidad, and Mark Zubro are joined by emerging voices from the queer literary scene. These pieces span all literary genres, from fiction and poetry to memoir and essays, and portray a full gamut of gay Chicago lives from the everyday to the quirky, from public spectacles to quiet intimacies, from family life to nightlife, from dating to marriage, from loving to mourning. The writing that comprises this volume, which seeks to claim a queer space on the literary continuum, is surprising, smart, hilarious, and heart wrenching. "I grew up in and I'm married to Los Angeles, I had a ten year long hot affair with my adopted home NYC, but I have to admit I really left my diasporic midwestern gay heart in Chicago! Windy City Queer is a wonderful deepening of our national imagination about one of our greatest cities and regions."—Tim Miller, author of Body Blows and 1001 Beds