Real Hope In Chicago
In Where Do I Go? by Gold Medallion Award winner Neta Jackson, Gabrielle Fairbanks hopes her move to Chicago will help her find real purpose in life. When she stumbles over a homeless woman and into a job as program director of the House of Hope-a downtown women's homeless shelter-she believes she's found what she's been missing. And then her disgruntled husband threatens to divorce her and take custody of their children unless she quits working at the shelter.
An unparalleled example of American naturalism, the Studs Lonigan trilogy follows the hopes and dissipations of its remarkable main character?a would-be? tough guy? and archetypal adolescent, born to Irish-American parents on Chicago's South Side?through the turbulent years of World War I, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression. The three novels?"Young Lonigan, The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan," and "Judgment Day"?offer a vivid sense of the textures of real life: of the institutions of Catholicism, the poolroom and the dance marathon, romance and marriage, gangsterism and ethnic rivalry, and the slang of the street corner.