Brooklyn in Chicago

51ixarviu4l__sl160_Yesterday The Chicago Public Library announced the latest selection in its One Book, One Chicago program: Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin. In the report I saw on the local news, the official who announced the selection seemed almost defensive, explaining that Brooklyn was chosen in part because it’s about Irish immigrants; Chicago, of course, is a big Irish hub. The last few One Book, One Chicago selections have definitely kept the focus on the second city, so I think it’s refreshing that the people in charge of choosing the title went in a different direction this time. 

Brooklyn is the eighteenth book in the One Book, One Chicago program. Click here forThe Chicago Public Library’s Resource Guide.

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Mary Ellen Quinn is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (2014), the former editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a long-time contributing writer to Booklist.

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