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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laurie Levy  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Laurie Levy on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Laurie Levy lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laurie Levy is a prolific Chicago journalist and contributes to many national publications. She has published three books of nonfiction and one fiction short story collection. She has been a fashion editor, restaurant critic, travel writer, ghostwriter, and columnist while publishing short stories in literary magazines.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Shopwatch: A beyond-the-ordinary guide to shopping in Chicago
ISBN: 0914090852

Chicago Review Press. 1980

Book by Levy, Laurie

Chicago Works: A New Collection of Chicago Authors' Best Stories
ISBN: 0962544612

The Morton Press. 2003

"Composed of great stories by top Chicago authors, this anthology contains 21 short stories, each originally published in an internationally famous literary market. The themes of the stories cover everything Chicago—from its history and politics to its social structure—in a way that brings to life a vibrant and diverse city. The stories are set against backdrops as various as the local addresses of Lake Shore Drive, a city tenenment basement, and an affluent suburb, as well as national locales such as Iowa and Oklahoma City and international locales such as the Middle East and Europe. But whatever the stories' settings, the writers have one thing in common: they all live and work in the Chicago area. With a foreword by Chicago's mayor, Richard M. Daley, this collection demonstrates the extraordinary literary talent of Chicago. The 21 authors are: Aleksandar Hemon, Phyllis Moore, George Bailey, Patricia Lear, Jack Fuller, S. L. Wisenberg, Lowell B. Komie, Lois Hauselman, John Blades, Rosellen Brown, Marvin Green, Pat Rahmann, Richard Stern, Laurie Levy, David Michael Kaplan, Fran Podulka, Asa Baber, Katherine Shonk, James McManus, Achy Obejas, and Herb Jackson."

The Inland Ladies
ISBN: 0929636449

Syren Book Company. 2005

THE INLAND LADIES is a collection of published and unpublished stories about Midwestern women who come from such towns as Chicago, Omaha, and Mason City, Iowa. The stories advance through the decades, exploring lives in the last half of the 20th century. The first story begins in 1949, the last story is set in 2004.

The Unofficial Guide to Chicago (Unofficial Guides)
ISBN: 0470379995

Wiley. 2009

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Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide to Chicago—the resource that helps you save money, save time, and make your trip the best it can be.

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