Cook Memorial Public Library District Book ClubExtravaganza! You Are Cordially Invited!

There’s No Mystery to Having a Good Book Club
Anyone who is in a book club, wants to be in a book club, or simply loves books is invited to our Book Club Extravaganza on Saturday, September 24, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at the Sullivan Center,
635 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills.
This year’s theme is There’s No Mystery to Having a Good Book Club, and we are honored to present Chicago-area authors Frances McNamara and Joan Naper, who will present A Woman’s-Eye View of Chicago at the Turn-of-the-Century. After their presentation, the authors will be available for Q & A, book sales and signing. Participants can also browse a wide array of ideas that book clubs can use to enhance their reading and discussion experiences. These will include recipes, movies, music, local area tours and more!
Frances McNamara is the author of the Emily Cabot mystery series, which includes: Death at the Fair, Death at Hull House, and Death at Pullman. Her character, Emily Cabot, is introduced in 1893 at the height of the World’s Columbian Exposition, while she is attending the newly established graduate program for women at the University of Chicago. Ms. McNamara is a librarian at the University of Chicago and is working on the fourth book in the Emily Cabot mystery series, Death at Woods Hole, set in Massachusetts.
Joan Naper is the author of Beautiful Dreamer, set in early 1900s Chicago. In this novel, Irish immigrant Kitty Coakley is determined to be independent but is faced with challenging decisions as she is courted by two men of very different backgrounds. Naper is a proud fifth-generation Chicagoan who is endlessly fascinated by the history and possibility that can be found here. She is the research communications director at Northwestern University.

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