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New book reviews include:

The Secret Place by Tana French

The Confessions of Frances Godwin by Robert Hellenga

The Painter by Peter Heller

We are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

Some Luck by Jane Smiley

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good by Jan Karon


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AUTHORS OUT LOUD

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James W. Graham on the Kennedys & Victura

Author James W. Graham charts the progress of America's signature 20th-century family with his new book, Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat and the Sea. This true tale of one small sailboat is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great story of the Kennedys. The Kennedys believed that Jack's experience sailing Victura helped him survive the sinking of his PT boat during World War II. In the 1950s, glossy Life magazine photos of Jack and Jackie on Victura's bow helped define the winning Kennedy brand. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Lake Forest Book Store.

Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at Cook Park Library, Libertyville
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German novelist Jan-Philipp Sendker discusses A Well-Tempered Heart, the follow-up to his international bestseller The Art of Hearing Heartbeats.