Skip to content

Today's Hours: Wed: 9 am – 9 pm

View Hours

Mon – Thu: 9 am – 9 pm
Fri: 9 am – 6 pm
Sat: 9 am – 5 pm
Sun: 12 – 5 pm

View Closures

Hear Jim Kokoris talk about his new novel, It’s. Nice. Outside.

jimkokoris.jpgnewIn his most recent book, It’s. Nice. Outside., Jim Kokoris has created a big hot mess of a family traveling to another state for a family wedding. Everything that could go wrong, does and then some. Although this premise could lead to a depressing or sappy book, Kokoris has written a heart-warming, life-affirming, laugh-out-loud story of a group of wounded people trying to forgive themselves and each other.

Complicating as well as enriching this family is the youngest child, 19-year-old Ethan who is autistic. After reading this book, I was sure that itsniceoutsidenewKokoris must have someone in his family with autism because only someone who knows and loves someone with a disability could create such a realistic character. I later learned that the author does, in fact, have an adult son with autism. The challenges faced by each family member causes them to re-evaluate their priorities and think about each other in new ways. The reader is left with a sense of admiration for their courage and some optimism for their future.

You can meet Jim Kokoris and hear him discuss his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills. Books will be available for sale and signing. Register here or call the library at 847-362-2330. We hope to see you there.

Categories: Books and More

Tags: Books and More

Cook Memorial Public Library District

Install Cook Memorial Public Library District

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”