All of these books take place in the 1920s (fiction) or are about events/people in the 1920s (nonfiction). Click to learn more about Seymour Library's Read More Reading Challenge. You can subscribe to this and other email newsletters that bring book picks to your inbox. All of these titles are available digitally.
A dark fairy tale inspired by folklore is set against the Jazz age in Mexico’s underworld, where a young dreamer is sent by the Mayan God of Death on a life-changing journey. By the award-winning author of Signal to Noise. The ebook is available through Overdrive.
Documents the multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme of charismatic lawyer Leo Koretz in Roaring Twenties Chicago, the subsequent international manhunt by an ambitious state's attorney and Leo's mysterious death in prison. Download the ebook or audiobook on Overdrive. If they aren't available, go to Hoopla to read the ebook or stream the audio version.
Enduring the carnival circuit in the early 1920s, disgraced former lightweight champion Pepper Van Dean accepts an offer to return to wrestling as a trainer for a down-and-out African-American heavyweight contender, only to discover that the Oregon community where his cardsharp wife and he have arrived harbors dangerous secrets. Stream the audiobook using Hoopla.
Landing a job at The Daily Globe, Poppy Denby is tasked with completing a deceased reporter's unfinished story about the mysterious death of a suffragette years earlier, and she must uncover the truth before others are killed. Use Hoopla to read the ebook or listen to the audio version.
In jazz age New York City, Charles Thomas Tester delivers an occult book to a reclusive sorceress in Queens that opens the door to deeper realm of magic, and in the process gets the unwanted attention of things that should not be disturbed. Listen to the audiobook on Overdrive.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Ghost Hunters chronicles the dramatic story of New York City's first forensic scientists to describe Jazz Age poisoning cases, including a family's inexplicable balding, Barnum and Bailey's Blue Man and the crumbling bones of factory workers. An audio version is available through Hoopla.
A decorated fighter pilot and best-selling author provides a front-seat view of Charles Lindbergh’s legendary, non-stop journey from New York to Paris in 1927 at the age of 25, despite never having flown over water before. Listen to the audio version or read the ebook through Hoopla.
Determined to avoid her meddling aunt’s matchmaking efforts during a trip to 1926 Egypt, independent American widow Jane Wunderly falls unexpectedly for a roguish banker, only to be implicated in the murder of a socialite rival. Listen to the audiobook through Hoopla.