Chicago Literature Index — Historical Fiction

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 1.  The Cliff-Dwellers
Henry Blake Fuller
Henry Blake Fuller link
1893 FNov
 2.  Sweet Clover
Clara Louise Burnham
Clara Louise Burnham link
1894 FNov
 3.  Rose of Dutcher’s Coolly
Hamlin Garland
Hamlin Garland link
1895 FNov
 4.  Luke Walton or The Chicago Newsboy
Horatio Alger 1900 Nov
 5.  Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Dreiser link
1900 FNov
 6.  The Pit
Frank Norris
Frank Norris link
1903 FNov
 7.  An Eye For An Eye
Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow link
1905 FNov
 8.  Memoirs of an American Citizen
Robert Herrick
Robert Herrick link
1905 FNov
 9.  The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair link
1906 FNov
 10.  The Mucker
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs link
1914 FNovSFF
 11.  The Titan
Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Dreiser link
1914 FNov
 12.  The Song of the Lark
Willa Cather
Willa Cather link
1915 FNov
 13.  Return of the Mucker
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs link
1916 FNov
 14.  Windy McPherson’s Son
Sherwood Anderson
Sherwood Anderson link
1916 FNov
 15.  Fanny Herself
Edna Ferber
Edna Ferber link
1917 FNov
 16.  The Homesteader
Oscar Micheaux
Oscar Micheaux link
1917 FNov
 17.  Moon-Calf
Floyd Dell
Floyd Dell link
1920 FNov
 18.  The Girls
Edna Ferber
Edna Ferber link
1921 FNov
 19.  Years of Grace
Margaret Ayer Barnes
Margaret Ayer Barnes link
1930 FNovHF
 20.  Nineteen Nineteen
John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos link
1932 FNov
 21.  Young Lonigan
James T. Farrell
James T. Farrell link
1932 FNov
 22.  The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan
James T. Farrell
James T. Farrell link
1934 FNov
 23.  Knock On Any Door
Willard Motley
Willard Motley link
1947 FNov
 24.  Prairie Avenue
Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Arthur Meeker link
1949 FNovHF
 25.  Trumbull Park
Frank London Brown
Frank London Brown link
1959 FNov
 26.  Dream of Kings

Dream of Kings, Harry Mark Petrakis, 1966

Harry Mark Petrakis
Harry Mark Petrakis link
1966 FNov
 27.  Nick the Greek
Harry Mark Petrakis
Harry Mark Petrakis link
1979 FNov
 28.  Windy City
Sam Ross
Sam Ross link
1979 FNovHF
 29.  She’s on First
Barbara Gregorich
Barbara Gregorich link
1987 FNovLS
 30.  Saigon, Illinois
Paul Hoover
Paul Hoover link
1988 FNovHF
 31.  It Had to Be You

(Chicago Stars #1)

Susan Elizabeth Phillips 1994 FNovRom
 32.  Deep End of the Ocean
Mitchard, Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn Mitchard link
1996 FNovRom
 33.  Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago
Peter Rutkoff 2001 FNovLS
 34.  Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger
Audrey Niffenegger link
2009 FNov
 35.  Innocent
Scott Turow
Scott Turow link
2010 FNovLT
 36.  A Lot Like Love
Julie James
Julie James link
2011 FNovRom
 37.  The Litigators
John Grisham 2011 FNovLT
 38.  Office Girl
Joe Meno
Joe Meno link
2012 FNovRom
 39.  Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties
Renee Rosen 2013 Nov
 40.  Identical
Scott Turow
Scott Turow link
2013 FNov
 41.  Pointe
Brandy Colbert 2014 FNovYA
 42.  The Hundred-Year House
Rebecca Makkai
Rebecca Makkai link
2014 FNov
 43.  The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry
David L. Carson and Landis Blair 2017 FNovYAHFGN
 44.  Love, Hate, and Other Filters
Samira Ahmed 2018 FNovYA
 45.  The Verdun Affair
Nick Dybek
Nick Dybek link
2018 FNovRomHF
 46.  Everywhere You Don’t Belong
Gabriel Bump
Gabriel Bump link
2020 Nov
 47.  The Lost Book of Adana Moreau: A Novel
Michael Zapata
Michael Zapata link
2020 Nov