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Growing up from a small Illinois farm town, I loved to escape into fantasy worlds with the Wizard of Oz series and any books about Merlin. I moved to Chicago after graduating from University of Illinois and have worked in public libraries for over 20 years. The card catalogs were a thing of the past when I started but there was no such thing as the Internet!
I enjoy reading memoirs, history, travel, literary fiction and historical fiction. Besides reading, I like gardening, antiques, playing golf, and researching my family’s genealogy. I love to go to outdoor concerts in the summer and the Kane County Flea Market.
Favorite authors: David McCullough, Erik Larson, Bill Bryson, Simon Winchester, Louise Erdrich, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Auster, Annie Proulx