Make Me a City

Make Me a City

Jonathan Carr / Dec 07, 2019

Make Me a City A propulsive debut of visionary scale Make Me a City embroiders fact with fiction to tell the story of Chicago s th century tracing its rise from frontier settlement to industrial colossus

  • Title: Make Me a City
  • Author: Jonathan Carr
  • ISBN: 1250294010
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A propulsive debut of visionary scale, Make Me a City embroiders fact with fiction to tell the story of Chicago s 19th century, tracing its rise from frontier settlement to industrial colossus.The tale begins with a game of chess and on the outcome of that game hinges the destiny of a great city From appalling injustice springs forth the story of Chicago, and the men and A propulsive debut of visionary scale, Make Me a City embroiders fact with fiction to tell the story of Chicago s 19th century, tracing its rise from frontier settlement to industrial colossus.The tale begins with a game of chess and on the outcome of that game hinges the destiny of a great city From appalling injustice springs forth the story of Chicago, and the men and women whose resilience, avarice, and altruism combine to generate a moment of unprecedented civic energy.A variety of irresistible voices deliver the many strands of this novel those of Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable, the long unheralded founder of Chicago John Stephen Wright, bombastic speculator and booster and Antje Hunter, the first woman to report for the Chicago Tribune The stories of loggers, miners, engineers, and educators teem around them and each claim the narrative in turns, sharing their grief as well as their delight.As the characters, and their ancestors, meet and part, as their possessions pass from hand to hand, the reader realizes that Jonathan Carr commands a grand picture, one that encompasses the heartaches of everyday lives as well as the overarching ideals of what a city and a society can and should be Make Me a City introduces us to a novelist whose talent and ambition are already fully formed Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 448 pages Expected publication March 19th 2019 by Henry Holt and Co More Details ISBN 1250294010 ISBN13 9781250294012 Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Make Me a City by Jonathan Carr Release date Mar 19, 2019 Carr s enticing debut is an alternative history of the first 100 years of Chicago s history as a cityThis is a gritty and entertaining fictional Carr s enticing debut is an alternative history of the first 100 years of Chicago s history as a cityThis is a gritty and entertaining fictional history of a great American city Enter to win one of 25 ARCs of this debut novel Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Historical Fiction 2019 280 books 274 voters Most Anticipated Books of 2019 Not From a Series 254 books 233 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 47 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 15, 2018 David Eppenstein rated it liked it Shelves chicago history, fiction, historical fiction This was one strange book It is a work of historical fiction and probably the most unusual book of that category that I have ever read I am at something of a loss as to how to approach writing a review of this book To start I should note that I am a lifelong resident of the Chicago area and an avid fan of the history of Chicago When I saw this book being offered for review on NetGalley I had to apply for the opportunity to read it I have given this book 3 stars because it is a satisfactory This was one strange book It is a work of historical fiction and probably the most unusual book of that category that I have ever read I am at something of a loss as to how to approach writing a review of this book To start I should note that I am a lifelong resident of the Chicago area and an avid fan of the history of Chicago When I saw this book being offered for review on NetGalley I had to apply for the opportunity to read it I have given this book 3 stars because it is a satisfactory story and worth the time and effort to read but it lacks the spark to make it to 4 stars This, of course, is my sole opinion and I can readily expect other readers to either agree or disagree as the book s quirkiness will strike people differently When I started to read the book I was greatly disappointed It was difficult to read as the author ostensibly quoted from journal and diary sources for his information and these entries were written by people with marginal literacy skills If that wasn t enough the author then skips around to stories about other characters whose life events occurred at different times So there were leaps in time and story and characters It began to feel as though this book was an anthology or collection of short stories about various minor characters whose lives were lived during various periods during the history of Chicago It also became apparent that this book was not really a history of Chicago but about the people the author chose to depict that lived during the creation of this city In that view the book became acceptable to me I have always found histories that report events from the perspective of the people that lived through the events, the frontline soldier for instance, to be highly interesting and informative Such perspectives give the event a human scale and appreciation So when I viewed the story in that manner I was put in mind of Theodore Dreiser s Sister Carrie as this book seemed to create a similar tone It was about obscure and forgotten characters from the history of Chicago and their struggles as this city was being built Surprisingly, however, my belief that this was an anthology or collection of biographical sketches of forgotten Chicagoans was soon put to rest.As the book progressed the stories of these various citizens were dovetailed, intersected, and merged with the stories of the other characters With this occurrence the book took on another form entirely and became of a novel with a mysterious flow whose course was unknown Then puzzling yet was the idea that this book was actually to be taken as an excerpt from an early 20th century work by a Professor Milton A Winship from the University of Chicago Whether or not Prof Winship was a real person or a fiction I have as yet been unable to determine So far I have found nothing to verify his existence so I assume he is fictional as is his book which was promoted as an alternative history This professor espoused the belief that it was the historian s job to weave the collected facts of history into a palatable form and that if this required the use of assumptions and intuition or creativity then so be it After reading that I clearly understood what the author may have been trying to achieve as the professor s book excerpts clearly paralleled the book So was this book about the professor s book or was his book merely being used as a source by the author That was part of what confused me and still does All through the book the author notes the alleged sources from which the material used has been derived though without footnotes I am unable to verify the legitimacy of these sources More fiction On the whole I enjoyed the book as it took me on an unexpected ride I learned a bit about my city that I did not know and that is always a good thing I also admired the author s imaginative telling of a story and weaving these disparate lives into a plot that spanned a century of Chicago history while at the same time giving meaningful reference to significant events in the history of this city I probably should give the book 4 stars but I guess I am a purest about my hometown history and since the history was merely a setting for the author s story and not the centerpiece it will have to be three.In closing I need to mention that this was a NetGalley ARC that was sent to me in exchange for an objective review flag 8 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Oct 08, 2018 Rissa rated it did not like it Shelves netgalley, nook as of 2018 Make me a city 1.5 Chicago intrigued me because thats my home but it fell flat The characters were richly developed a bit too much at times and the city was minuscule in comparison I wasnt a fan of the writing and found it difficult to get through We bounce through so many timelines and so many people that it was hard to follow and even harder to enjoy Thank you so much to Henry and Colt Co via netgalley for sending me an ARC copy of Make me a city by Jonathan Carr This will be released o Make me a city 1.5 Chicago intrigued me because thats my home but it fell flat The characters were richly developed a bit too much at times and the city was minuscule in comparison I wasnt a fan of the writing and found it difficult to get through We bounce through so many timelines and so many people that it was hard to follow and even harder to enjoy Thank you so much to Henry and Colt Co via netgalley for sending me an ARC copy of Make me a city by Jonathan Carr This will be released on March 19, 2019 All opinions are my own flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Sheri rated it really liked it review of another edition Make Me A City by Jonathan CarrSet in Chicago from 1800 1900 the story revolves around prominent, and founding people in Chicago Jean Baptiste de Sable, Antje Hunter the First female reporter of the Chicago Tribune News Paper to name a few Told in alternating voices, and different time frames we learn of their lives in the Windy City.The story moves at a slow pace, with a lot of narrative, and less dialog There are a lot of characters, but as the story progressed it was a bit easier to Make Me A City by Jonathan CarrSet in Chicago from 1800 1900 the story revolves around prominent, and founding people in Chicago Jean Baptiste de Sable, Antje Hunter the First female reporter of the Chicago Tribune News Paper to name a few Told in alternating voices, and different time frames we learn of their lives in the Windy City.The story moves at a slow pace, with a lot of narrative, and less dialog There are a lot of characters, but as the story progressed it was a bit easier to follow Although the story was a bit complex, I was interested enough in seeing how it all unfolds I feel that those from Chicago and like a tale loosely based on real people and event may like it as well flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Andrew rated it it was amazing I devoured this sensational debut by Johnathan Carr It sits right at the confluence of history and fiction It s a story of Chicago from it s foundation to 1900 Reading this fantastic tale made me want to drop everything and fly to Chicago I ve followed up by studying some of the people, places and events covered in the book, by way of compliment Note to self write a biography of John Stephen Wright, when you get a spare minute Carr skillfully weaves generations of Chicagoans together to I devoured this sensational debut by Johnathan Carr It sits right at the confluence of history and fiction It s a story of Chicago from it s foundation to 1900 Reading this fantastic tale made me want to drop everything and fly to Chicago I ve followed up by studying some of the people, places and events covered in the book, by way of compliment Note to self write a biography of John Stephen Wright, when you get a spare minute Carr skillfully weaves generations of Chicagoans together to give us a compelling story of the men and women, and their dreams, building a behemoth in the marsh and prairies of Potowatomie country I especially liked Eliza, Chesbrough and the admirable Mr Wright The story is beautifully paced and unerringly accurate in its depictions of the details in each vignette I also found some of the civic discourse to be particularly relevant in today s divided America It s hard to believe that this is a debut novel I found it simply outstanding, and wouldn t hesitate to recommend it flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 15, 2018 Chaya Nebel rated it it was ok This is mischaracterized It is not a novel, but a collection of short stories vignettes, all peripherally rather than fundamentally involved with the city of Chicago The first story starts out with the very beginning of the town and a man named Kinzie, who buys a mansion from a man named Sable.From there we jump some decades, to the story of a woman and a man named Wright, a short portion of whose relationship is depicted The book moves from one vignette to another, often jumping decades, n This is mischaracterized It is not a novel, but a collection of short stories vignettes, all peripherally rather than fundamentally involved with the city of Chicago The first story starts out with the very beginning of the town and a man named Kinzie, who buys a mansion from a man named Sable.From there we jump some decades, to the story of a woman and a man named Wright, a short portion of whose relationship is depicted The book moves from one vignette to another, often jumping decades, never portraying the characters or relationships in depth, but superficially, before moving on to other tales This makes the stories themselves less than satisfying No sooner does the reader become a bit involved and invested in the story of, say, Eulalie, than the author drops her narrative at a very suspenseful moment and changes the focus to an unrelated couple Without a main character or even a few to become engaged in and root for, the reader loses interest.In addition, the method of the narrative varies, presenting itself in various forms and formats first in the guise of an historical account, moving on to snippets of supposed diaries, chapbooks, letters, personal accounts, etc The result is far from a cohesive whole, like a sampling of different kinds of novels in one book The various techniques are crafted well, but the overall effect is to bring attention to the virtuosity of the author rather than to the depth of the characters or stories depicted It did not make for a very coherent or interesting read, and as there is no protagonist, no one story, no thread of a narrative, not all that enjoyable a read.In addition, those looking for an in depth account of the city of Chicago will also be disappointed, as the stories within have only a passing relationship with the city it is only coincidental that the story connects to that particular city In fact, it could have been any generic city in America, so impersonal is the representation of place flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Glady rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley I received a free copy of Make Me a City from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.This lengthy historical fiction reveals the facts behind the founding and growth of the city of Chicago through the 19th century Facts is in quotation marks because the author, through his major narrator writer Prof Milton Winship, uses the term alternative facts quite frequently in his tale The cast of characters is quite lengthy and readers will see them at different stages of their lives and at dif I received a free copy of Make Me a City from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.This lengthy historical fiction reveals the facts behind the founding and growth of the city of Chicago through the 19th century Facts is in quotation marks because the author, through his major narrator writer Prof Milton Winship, uses the term alternative facts quite frequently in his tale The cast of characters is quite lengthy and readers will see them at different stages of their lives and at different stages in Chicago s evolution from dirty backwater to major metropolitan city Throughout Make Me a City events and characters intertwine in such a way that there are few heroes and few pure successes Greed, envy, and racism motivate some while wonder, grit, and love establish others Real events like the establishment of a sanitary water system, the reversal of the Chicago River, the expansion of the railroad, and the World s Fair are clearly utilized to portray Chicago s growth in size and national importance But such positive steps toward urban growth come at a substantial cost in lives and dollars Powerful, unscrupulous people frequently managed to get a cut because immediate profit was viewed as important than long term safety and health Make Me a City is a sweeping view of a century of change with no illusion that sacrifices and loss are part of development and financial growth Some suffer so that a few will wildly succeed This is not a fast read but it is well worth the investment of time flag Like see review Nov 29, 2018 Michelle Boyer rated it it was ok Shelves free and giveaways, netgalley, fiction, historical fiction, randomly picked Note I d like to thank NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review A story about the creation of Chicago as a city where do I sign up I love historical fiction and was quite excited to learn about the characters that founded Chicago In fact, I was hoping for something less gritty in comparison to the true crime I ve been reading that takes place in the city While this story should work, it falls flat in a lot of areas First Note I d like to thank NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review A story about the creation of Chicago as a city where do I sign up I love historical fiction and was quite excited to learn about the characters that founded Chicago In fact, I was hoping for something less gritty in comparison to the true crime I ve been reading that takes place in the city While this story should work, it falls flat in a lot of areas First and foremost the writing seems stiff and the story is slow, slow, slow I m not always opposed to slow reading but for this narrative it continues to slowly build but nothing ever comes into fruition There are several timelines to follow, many characters, and moments where the writing attempts to over write itself This story simply didn t work for me, but I think it may interest other readers of historical fiction I just wanted something that made me want to turn the pages a little faster flag Like see review Jan 25, 2019 Tomi rated it liked it I won this book on.This is a hard book to classify Is it fiction or not Is it a group of stories vignettes or a longer saga of a city Either way, it kept my interest and sent me off to research the events and people mentioned which is always a sign of a good book Carr traces the interrelated lives of a few people from the founding of Chicago to the turn of the 20th century They are all involved in major events that color Chicago s history, so there is that sense of learning abo I won this book on.This is a hard book to classify Is it fiction or not Is it a group of stories vignettes or a longer saga of a city Either way, it kept my interest and sent me off to research the events and people mentioned which is always a sign of a good book Carr traces the interrelated lives of a few people from the founding of Chicago to the turn of the 20th century They are all involved in major events that color Chicago s history, so there is that sense of learning about history but they are not notable Chicogoans, so it also provides a picture of life among the ordinary citizens I also learned a new word rantankerous It s a good description of some people I know flag Like see review Jan 25, 2019 Kim McGee rated it it was ok review of another edition Hovering between a non fictional account and the author s alternate history using real and imagined characters this is a novel that can t quite make up its mind that wants to be taken seriously Tales told in letters, newspaper clippings, and diary entries, as well as snippets from the author to us, dear reader, are used giving us the basics of how Chicago went from Indian encampment to fort, to village and then lake town to become the booming metropolis it is today Not an easy read, nor is it Hovering between a non fictional account and the author s alternate history using real and imagined characters this is a novel that can t quite make up its mind that wants to be taken seriously Tales told in letters, newspaper clippings, and diary entries, as well as snippets from the author to us, dear reader, are used giving us the basics of how Chicago went from Indian encampment to fort, to village and then lake town to become the booming metropolis it is today Not an easy read, nor is it a sensationalist view of the scandals and dirty dealings but instead seems to be a collection of interesting lives that helped build Chicago My thanks to the publisher for the advance copy flag Like see review Aug 28, 2018 Annette rated it it was ok The book starts with a note about Pointe de Sable, who in 1785 moved to Echicagou to an inhospitable wilderness, where he developed a trade.The story starts with Eulalie and Isack in 1812, who were to travel to Fort Dearborn due to possible attack of Potawatomie on Echicagou The same year, she comes back home to St Charles without Isack and is very sick.Then the story moves to 1834 Echicagou, where John Wright at the age of 19 is already a notable merchant and storekeeper, and owner of notable The book starts with a note about Pointe de Sable, who in 1785 moved to Echicagou to an inhospitable wilderness, where he developed a trade.The story starts with Eulalie and Isack in 1812, who were to travel to Fort Dearborn due to possible attack of Potawatomie on Echicagou The same year, she comes back home to St Charles without Isack and is very sick.Then the story moves to 1834 Echicagou, where John Wright at the age of 19 is already a notable merchant and storekeeper, and owner of notable number of land lots He courts Miss Chappell, a 28 year old teacher Her wise words attract him to her.Here the story of Eulalie and Miss Chappell connect When Miss Chappell meets Mrs Eulalie, she doesn t know what to make of her Mrs Eulalie practices Indian medicine and claims to be born in Echicagou, which to Miss Chappell s estimate would have been a time inhabited only by Potawatomise The story jumps again to a different time and place and character, Ellis Chesbrough, who at the age of 17 is already an Assistant Engineer.Although the characters are richly developed, there is not much to the story of the city itself And that was the reason I reached for this book At 30% through the story, it was all over the place, instead of being concentrated on Chicago I gave up at this point FB BestHistoricalFiction flag Like see review Dec 10, 2018 Doug Yonce rated it liked it Although the book is historical fiction, it read like a history book than a novel I was hoping for of a storyline to run through the book rather than the relatively dry recitation of facts presented through disjointed episodes The book was definitely informative than interesting I received an advanced digital copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Borisbadenough rated it it was amazing Oct 17, 2018 Jan 13, 2019 KarnagesMistress marked it as to read Shelves giveaways I received this book for free through Giveaways on Thursday, January 10, 2019 It is an advance reader s edition flag Like see review Oct 22, 2018 Tiffany S rated it it was ok I wanted to love this book Sadly as other reviewers mention, it jumps around, it is SLOW, and I just could not finish it It takes a LOT for me not to finish a book but after starting it several times and barely making it into the double digits of percentage done, I realized this was not the book for me flag Like see review Henry Holt rated it it was amazing Dec 21, 2018 Jan 12, 2019 Jypsy marked it as to read Make Me a City is a lot of book to read It is indeed slow going and just frustrating at times I usually like this type of sweeping saga story, but I got stuck with this one Maybe too many facts and not enough story to carry it along Chicago s development through the 19th century is an epic journey, but this book just doesn t quite capture the grandeur of that flag Like see review Sep 13, 2018 Andrew rated it really liked it A panoramic episodic history of nineteenth century Chicago told through the lives of the famous and not so famous Chicagoans of that century I can best,describe the book as a literary James Michener novel think Hawaii, Alaska, and Centennial but limited to one century and one city My only criticism of the book is that the storytelling is a little bit elliptical but as a Chicagoan , I found the history of the city and its famous personages fascinating Recommended flag Like see review Aug 29, 2018 Ethel artisanwriting rated it really liked it You walk the streets of a city, never thinking of how these streets, these buildings came into being You never think of the people involved, the flesh and blood, their dreams, their hopes and even at times their failures This is the story of one of those cities We come upon Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable who is basically the founder of Chicago He built his home on a piece of marsh land, a log cabin that was a structure sitting in tranquility, with nothing else surrounding it Yet, as time goe You walk the streets of a city, never thinking of how these streets, these buildings came into being You never think of the people involved, the flesh and blood, their dreams, their hopes and even at times their failures This is the story of one of those cities We come upon Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable who is basically the founder of Chicago He built his home on a piece of marsh land, a log cabin that was a structure sitting in tranquility, with nothing else surrounding it Yet, as time goes by, there are others who will come to this and the surrounding area, either staying or passing by We meet them, the speculators who bought up as much as they could, who see the potential the land could bring We meet those who help build the canals, the Irish who come with their own needs and the need to get away from their homeland We meet the Swedish lumberjacks as well and there are others who bring their stories and give us pause as we read how each one of them blended their being into the making of a city, Chicago As we read about the development of this little frontier town that became the huge metropolitan city if has, we also catch a glimpse into the personal lives of these people.Do you ever walk on these streets and think of those who have come before us, to make up a metropolis Can you even imagine what it took to create what we have today, the foresight of those who have that imagination, that thirst to forge ahead in spite of whatever difficulties confronted them Probably not, but this novel gives us the opportunity to understand the hardships and personal struggles of what it takes to build a cityt just any city, Chicago There is quite a bit of information to absorb with this book and it is a slow read, not to be rushed At times, it reads like a text book, at times it is of a personal story, informally told But it s the history of the immigrants fleeing for a better life that brings this book alive My thanks to NetGalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Sarah rated it really liked it Nov 10, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Scribe Publications marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves america, biography, fiction, historical fiction Jonathan Carr s brilliant novel could not be relevant to today s world Make Me A City explores the nature of history itself both the official record and the suppressed stories that lie beneath Covering a century, from mid western wilderness to the bustling modern city of Chicago, it has a correspondingly large cast, but incidents and characters are interwoven to create not just a satisfying narrative but a working model of how civilisation comes into being, for better or worse This nov Jonathan Carr s brilliant novel could not be relevant to today s world Make Me A City explores the nature of history itself both the official record and the suppressed stories that lie beneath Covering a century, from mid western wilderness to the bustling modern city of Chicago, it has a correspondingly large cast, but incidents and characters are interwoven to create not just a satisfying narrative but a working model of how civilisation comes into being, for better or worse This novel itself is a city, one that contains the myriad hopes, ambitions, disappointments and loves of its citizens, as they work like coral insects to build the structure in which they live and die.Richard Francis, Author of The Old Spring and Crane PondMake Me A City is a multitude of novels all rolled into one a wonderfully sprawling epic about Chicago s founding fathers and mothers , a searching exploration of colonialism in action, and a compelling collection of stories about people and places But it is something else too, the one thing that is known to all of us, namely a single, tender map of the human heart In Make Me A City Jonathan Carr draws on his considerable talent to tell the story of Chicago through the eyes of its many inhabitants, exploring life, death and what is left behind with admirable deftness and style This is a bold, thrilling debut from a seriously good writer.Francesca Rhydderch, Author o f The Rice Paper Diaries Absolutely magnificent Carr grasps the complexity of a city s history, the individuals who shape it, those who gain and those who suffer The prose is graceful and vibrant, the gradual unfolding of the interrelated lives of these people is superbly done This is an elegant, richly enjoyable book.Tricia Wastvedt, Author of The RiverMake Me A City s scope and scale is quite breathtaking It digs deep into the history of Chicago to uncover hidden stories about the people who built it Its clever way of dealing with competing historical narratives is very exciting A real pleasure to read Gerard Woodward, Author of I ll Go to Bed at NoonMake Me A City is a thrillingly ambitious and ingeniously accomplished first novel This is a stunning debut by a new and instantly important literary voice.Robert Olen Butler, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction flag Like see review Erin Britton rated it really liked it Jan 13, 2019 Stefan Fergus marked it as to read Jul 14, 2018 Leah added it Jul 28, 2018 Sue marked it as to read Jul 29, 2018 Christopher Pierce marked it as to read Aug 03, 2018 Angela M marked it as to read Aug 22, 2018 Cristie Underwood added it Aug 22, 2018 Donna Davis marked it as to read Aug 24, 2018 Holly marked it as to read Aug 25, 2018 StouteStef marked it as to read Aug 30, 2018 Kristine 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    1. This was one strange book It is a work of historical fiction and probably the most unusual book of that category that I have ever read I am at something of a loss as to how to approach writing a review of this book To start I should note that I am a lifelong resident of the Chicago area and an avid fan of the history of Chicago When I saw this book being offered for review on NetGalley I had to apply for the opportunity to read it I have given this book 3 stars because it is a satisfactory This [...]


    2. Make me a city 1.5 Chicago intrigued me because thats my home but it fell flat The characters were richly developed a bit too much at times and the city was minuscule in comparison I wasnt a fan of the writing and found it difficult to get through We bounce through so many timelines and so many people that it was hard to follow and even harder to enjoy Thank you so much to Henry and Colt Co via netgalley for sending me an ARC copy of Make me a city by Jonathan Carr This will be released o Make m [...]


    3. Make Me A City by Jonathan CarrSet in Chicago from 1800 1900 the story revolves around prominent, and founding people in Chicago Jean Baptiste de Sable, Antje Hunter the First female reporter of the Chicago Tribune News Paper to name a few Told in alternating voices, and different time frames we learn of their lives in the Windy City.The story moves at a slow pace, with a lot of narrative, and less dialog There are a lot of characters, but as the story progressed it was a bit easier to Make Me A [...]


    4. I devoured this sensational debut by Johnathan Carr It sits right at the confluence of history and fiction It s a story of Chicago from it s foundation to 1900 Reading this fantastic tale made me want to drop everything and fly to Chicago I ve followed up by studying some of the people, places and events covered in the book, by way of compliment Note to self write a biography of John Stephen Wright, when you get a spare minute Carr skillfully weaves generations of Chicagoans together to I devour [...]


    5. This is mischaracterized It is not a novel, but a collection of short stories vignettes, all peripherally rather than fundamentally involved with the city of Chicago The first story starts out with the very beginning of the town and a man named Kinzie, who buys a mansion from a man named Sable.From there we jump some decades, to the story of a woman and a man named Wright, a short portion of whose relationship is depicted The book moves from one vignette to another, often jumping decades, n This [...]


    6. I received a free copy of Make Me a City from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.This lengthy historical fiction reveals the facts behind the founding and growth of the city of Chicago through the 19th century Facts is in quotation marks because the author, through his major narrator writer Prof Milton Winship, uses the term alternative facts quite frequently in his tale The cast of characters is quite lengthy and readers will see them at different stages of their lives and at d [...]


    7. Note I d like to thank NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review A story about the creation of Chicago as a city where do I sign up I love historical fiction and was quite excited to learn about the characters that founded Chicago In fact, I was hoping for something less gritty in comparison to the true crime I ve been reading that takes place in the city While this story should work, it falls flat in a lot of areas First Note I d [...]


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