And it’s Saul Bellow’s 1953 novel The Adventures of Augie March.

Among the scheduled events upcoming in September and October: book discussions, exhibits, staged readings, neighborhood tours of “Augie March’s Chicago,” and a discussion with Martin Amis (Tue 10/18, 6 PM).

For more info see the Chicago Public Library’s website or call 312-747-8191.

Here’s my suggestion for a future One Book, One Chicago pick.