Julie Duffin

There’s No Place Like Sweet Home…

Think you know the Windy City? David Anthony Witter’s latest book, Amazing Chicago:…
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‘Beacons in the Darkness: Hope and Transformation Among America’s Community Newspapers’ by Dave Hoekstra

Newspapers in a New Light

Back in the early ’70s, when Naperville was still a small town, Dave Hoekstra began…
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Rory Andrlik

Roar for Reading

Rory Andrlik used to pretend she knew how to read; now she’s an author. A junior at…
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‘Nurturing Boys to be Better Men: Gender Equality Starts at Home’ by Shelly Vaziri Flais

Nurturing Equality

In her new book, Nurturing Boys to be Better Men: Gender Equality Starts at Home, Naperville…
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‘The Woman They Could Not Silence’ by Kate Moore

Moore to the Story

Although she lives across the pond, Kate Moore is no stranger to Illinois: Her latest…
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‘Remarkably Bright Creatures’ by Shelby Van Pelt

A Remarkable Debut

Wheaton resident Shelby Van Pelt burst onto the literary scene last year with her debut…
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‘Loving Hard When They’re Hard to Love: Essays on Raising Teens in Today’s Complex, Chaotic World’ by Whitney Fleming

Loving Kids Harder

Raising tweens and teens is not for the faint of heart. But like most of life’s challenges,…
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‘The Missing Heiress’ by Robert Goldsborough

Summertime Sleuthing

In the mood for a good old-fashioned detective novel? You’re in luck. Last month Wheaton…
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‘Fire Keeper’s Daughter’ and ‘Warrior Girl Unearthed’ by Angeline Boulley

It’s All About the Kid Lit

Anderson’s Bookshop is hosting two new events this month that celebrate children’s…
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Carol Landow

Centenarian Publishes Her First Book

Carol Landow is a prime example that you’re never too old to do something new. Like…
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‘Just the Nicest Couple’ by Mary Kubica

Flipping the Script

Plainfield resident and bestselling author Mary Kubica’s latest thriller, Just the…
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2023 Amazing Book Challenge

Challenge Yourself

Looking to read more books this year? Or discover new subjects, series, or authors. Check…
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