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“. . . an exceptionally rich and readable memoir of family, change, and coming of age in the tumultuous 1960s. . . .Redlined sets a steady pace and holds reader interest by embracing several main themes. . . . The book shifts easily from one focus to another, weaving a seamless tapestry that offers a credible panorama of an entire era.”

Midwest Book Review: Redlined is absolutely riveting from cover to cover, all but impossible to put down.”

Kirkus Reviews:  [starred] “A stunning debut memoir . . . . A rich remembrance of a captivating transformative era in American History.”

Redlined has been chosen by Kirkus Reviews as 1 of 6 “Best Indie Books of the Month May.”
Kirkus wrote: “We review over 10,000 books per year and only 4-6 books are chosen each month to be featured.”

The Reader,  April 10, 2018
Redlined  tells the story of one of the Chicago last white families in West Garfield Park” By Tanner Howard

The Chicago Ambassador, April 2017
Redlined – A fascinating first-person memoir of how a racist government policy affected West Garfield Park” A review by Bob Chiarito

Chicago Magazine, “Q&A: Linda Gartz on Growing Up in West Garfield Park in the Era of Redlining,” March 28, 2018  (Politics & City Life)
By Bob Chiarito

The Evanston RoundTableMarch 21, 2018
Redlined” Review by editor, Mary Helt Gavin 

Windy City Reviews, March 13, 2018
by Roger Prosise, Chicago Writers Association
“. . . A luminously written memoir.”


Sun-Times Podcast – Interview w/ Zebra Sisters
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Morning Shift – Radio Interview w/ Jenn White
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Meet the Author – Linda Gartz at the Newberry
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After Hours, Radio Interview w/ Rick Kogan
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Conversations Live, Radio interview w/ Cyrus Webb
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The Space Between Us, Radio Interview w/ Jovelyn Richards
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