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Currently reading: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Three things I like: red meat, Nintendo, my bed .
Currently Reading: Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Happy New Year!!
Authors Douglas Trevor visits to discuss his debut novel Girls I Know, published by OneSixSeven Books. He is joined by colleague and fellow author Michael Byers (Percival's Planet, Long for This World).
In the winter of 2001, 29-year-old Walt Steadman survives a shooting in his favorite Boston cafe that leaves four people dead. In the aftermath, Walt forms two new relationships: one with Ginger Newton, a privileged, reckless, Harvard undergraduate who is interviewing women about their lives for a book called "Girls I Know," and the other with 11-year-old Mercedes Bittles, whose parents were killed in the restaurant. Wounded but resilient, all three must deal with loss and grief and the consequences that come when their lives change in unexpected ways.
Come to The Book Cellar for our first Local Author Night of 2014! We're kicking the year off with some excellent writers.
Jim and Jay Padar, a father/son duo with with over 45 years serving CPD between them, share their new book, On Being A Cop: Father & Son Police Tales from the Streets of Chicago. From heartbreaking to harrowing, these 53 stories encompass every aspect of a life wearing blue.
Andrew Edwards chronicles his experiences working odd-- some really odd-- jobs during through the Great Recession. Working Through the Great Recession: One Man's Adventures Taking Jobs You Didn't Know Existed sounds the bottom of the employment pool, exploring the difficulties and sometimes freedoms of underemployment.