Chicago Tribune, September 2022
The Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago program, now in its 21st year, has asked the city to read familiar favorites (“Pride and Prejudice”), harrowing memoirs (Elie Wiesel’s “Night”), environmental reporting (“The Sixth Extinction”), fantasy adventures (Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere”), local history (“The Warmth of Other Suns”), local coming-of-age masterpieces (“The House on Mango Street”), heady sci-fi (“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”). Yet as eclectic as those picks may seem, its new selection for the 2022-23 One Book, One Chicago offers something surprising:
A response. Or perhaps, a provocation.