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The Jazz Palace

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The Jazz Palace by Mary Morris
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Mar 08, 2016 | ISBN 9781101872864

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“Riveting. . . . As her tale unfolds, we know that we are in the hands of a master.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of The Orphan Train

The Jazz Palace
understands what great things come from staying light on your feet. . . . The historical material itself seems to dance.” —The Washington Post

“There is a reason I have always called Mary Morris my writing mentor: she taught me everything I know; and here is the living proof.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller 
“Vibrant. . . . With brio, Morris creates music on the page.” —The New York Times Book Review 

“A bittersweet, deeply lyrical but eyes-wide-open look at Chicago before and during Prohibition.” —Chicago Tribune

“In this incandescent tour-de-force, Mary Morris takes us on a riveting journey that soars and tugs on our heartstrings just as if it were music itself.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Family History and Still Writing

“The Jazz Palace is a sweeping tribute, a jazz ode, by a wonderful writer to her native city.” —Valerie Martin, author of Property and The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

“Haunting and dreamlike, there is no other word for this novel but masterpiece.” —Caroline Leavitt, author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You

“Packed with so much love, heartbreak, endurance. . . . In The Jazz Palace, Mary Morris has written an exquisite love letter to her home town, Chicago. And yet the book transcends time and place.” —Peter Orner, author of Love and Shame and Love

“A graceful and involving affirmation of the transcendent power of art.” —Booklist (starred review)

“As fluid and nuanced as the music it celebrates, Morris’s narrative brings physical details, the power of music, and the sweeping history of Chicago . . . to memorable life.”Publishers Weekly


Anisfield-Wolf Book Award WINNER 2016

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