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David M. Hamlin will be at The Book Cellar with his book Winter in Chicago, set in 1975, is about death, drugs and rock n’ roll at an AM radio station akin to WLS in its rock heyday. Joining David will be Chicago’s beloved John Records Landecker, recently elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame, one of WLS’ most popular rock jocks and former WLS news anchors Linda Marshall and Lyle Dean.
About David M. Hamlin:
David M. Hamlin was born in Washington, D.C., raised in Bethesda, Maryland and educated in Montgomery County public schools. He is a former VISTA volunteer and a cum laude graduate of Nasson College in Maine. He has enjoyed two careers, first as an executive with the American Civil Liberties Union and then as a partner in a successful Los Angles public relations and marketing agency which he co-founded with his wife, Sydney Weisman. He lives, writes and plays tennis in Palm Springs, California. He is the author of a first-hand account of one of the most controversial free speech cases of the twentieth century, The Nazi/Skokie Conflict. He has also written countless opinion page commentaries, freelance news and professional journal articles, and a political satire column.
About Winter in Chicago:
Before dawn in January, 1975, Emily detours from her normal route to work in the newsroom of Chicago's top pop rock station to investigate a crime scene. The police believe the body on the street is a suicide. Emily is stunned to discover that the dead woman is a dear friend since high school. Unable to fathom why Beni Steinart would take her own life, Emily begins an investigation that leads to a trunk-load of cocaine, Federal narcotics charges, abuse of power and a perplexing mystery. Emily's reporting triggers an explosive battle between two men who tower over their city. Cary Chase is Chicago's most prominent bachelor, a wealthy entrepreneur whose mansion is the epicenter of Chicago's elite society. United States Attorney Tommy "Tommy Terrific" Jameson is ambitiously determined to rid his city of corruption on his way up to the Governor's office and perhaps even higher.
The Old St. Pat's Book Group meets to discuss their August pick, Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
The Classics Book Group meets to discuss their August selection The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende.
Jeffrey Brown will be at The Book Cellar for his launch of his book Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age.
About Jeffrey Brown:
Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous bestselling Star Wars books, including Darth Vader and Son and the middle-grade Jedi Academy series. He grew up in Michigan, where a lot of snow fell every winter. Unlike Neanderthals, he has never learned how to make stone tools. He lives in Chicago with his wife and sons.
About Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age:
Neanderthal siblings Lucy and Andy are back to their paleo pranks. This time, they have to put up with more than just each other--the cave is feeling awfully cramped since the humans moved in. They're in the Ice Age, and legroom comes at a real premium! Jeffrey Brown skillfully blends humor and history with paleontologist sections: Timeline of Key Discoveries, Ice Age Fact vs. Fiction, Silly Cavemen Myths, and more."A fast, funny read" -Kirkus Reviews