“Chicago has so much excellent architecture that they feel obliged to tear some of it down now and then and erect terrible buildings just to help us all appreciate the good stuff.”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
I wrote Facing East, partially set in Chicago and the Northern suburbs where I grew up. As a child, on the back seat of my parents car, the Outer Drive, Lake Michigan and the beautiful buildings along Lake Shore Drive are forever etched in my mind’s eye. I have always been fascinated with the stories I imaged behind the mansions and neighborhoods that make up The Gold Coast. The spirit of Facing East, in part, is a love song about Chicago. These photographs prove the architectural delight you will find there.