The Absolutist by John Boyne

I love everything about this novel–the characters, the story, the time period, the writing style. It’s an epic World War I story that flows back and forth in time from 1919 to 1916, with a concluding chapter set in 1979. It’s a tragic love story unlike any other […]

The Lake Forest Book Store

Yesterday afternoon my friend Cayt and I drove up to Lake Forest, IL on an F. Scott Fitzgerald mission. Fitzgerald spent some time in Lake Forest visiting his first love, Ginevra King, who is believed to be the model or inspiration for Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby […]

Library: Galena Public Library, IL

Galena Public Library 601 South Bench Street Galena, IL 61036 website Founded by Benjamin Franklin Felt in 1894 First Galena library located in the Post Office Carnegie Grant of $12,500 awarded on January 23, 1907 Cornerstone laid on April 27,1907 Dedicated on July 4, 1908 Style: Greek Revival […]