Chicago Stories, edited by James Daley

Title:                       Chicago Stories
Author:                    James Daley (edited by)
Published:              March 15, 2016
Publisher:                Dover
Source:                     Publisher, in exchange for an honest review
Rating:                      4 out of 5 stars
It’s been some time since I read a collection of short stories. But after this collection, I wonder why I stopped reading this genre. Each story stars the City of Chicago and while the stories range throughout the 20th century, one thing becomes clear: Styles may change, but the underpinnings of Chicago remain the same. I don’t want to spoil any of the stories for you – you’ll just have to discover them yourself. The collection includes works by such notables as Edna Ferber, Saul Bellow, Richard Wright, Nelson Algren and W. Somerset Maugham, so you can’t go wrong.
As I have mentioned before, I am currently staying in Chicago for a bit so I found knowledge of the settings particularly helpful but even more interesting. If you enjoy well-written short stories and/or Chicago, this is a great collection.  4 out of 5 stars.

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