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Vernon Hills High School Auditorium

145 Lakeview Parkway

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Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Description: Now in its third year, One Book, One Community is a partnership among Cook Memorial Public Library, Indian Trails Public Library and Vernon Area Public Library to bring a community-wide read to our residents.

Masterful storyteller Jamie Ford talks about the inspiration behind our One Book, One Community read, Love and Other Consolation Prizes. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of The Book Bin of Northbrook. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Tickets: This event is free and open to all. Registration required.

About the book: After breaking onto the literary scene in 2009 with the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Ford has delighted readers with two more novels. His latest, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, is based on the true story of an orphaned boy whose life is altered when he attends the 1909 World’s Fair in Seattle.

In 1909, 12-year-old Ernest Young is shipped from China to the United States where he ends up being raffled off as a prize at the Seattle World’s Fair, landing a position as a houseboy at a high-class brothel. Fifty years later,Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife reconcile who she once was with whom she wanted to be, while trying to keep family secrets hidden. Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage and celebration, Love and Other Consolation Prizes is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale.

Parking: For closest access, use the Vernon Hills High School west parking lot.

Doors: Doors open at 12:15 pm.


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