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North Shore Author Event

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

North Shore Author Event

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Meet Renée Rosen, bestselling author of this year’s One Book selection, Windy City Blues, at a free presentation, reception, and booksigning.

Takes place at 
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 
Highland Park

This program is part of One Book | One Community 2017, a celebration of Jewish Book Month. Discussions and events take across Chicago’s Jewish community — all focused around this year’s book. Spertus Institute proudly spearheads this initiative.

About the Author

Renee RosenRenée Rosen is the bestselling author of Windy City BluesWhite Collar GirlWhat the Lady Wants, and Dollface, as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. She lives in Chicago and is at work on a novel about Helen Gurley Brown.

Photo by Charles Osgood.



About Windy City Blues

"Captures the heartbeat of Chicago in guitar riffs and harmonica slides."
— Sarah McCoy, author of The Mapmaker's Children

“Fast paced and impeccably researched...Kept me reading long into the night.”
— Kristina McMorris, author of The Edge of Lost

In 1950s Chicago, a young Jewish woman stands in the middle of a musical and social revolution.

Leeba Groski lands a job at the legendary Chess Records where she begins her own songwriting career and meets future icons Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James, and Chuck Berry. But it’s blues guitarist Red Dupree who changes her life. With their relationship unwelcome in segregated Chicago and shunned by her Orthodox family, Leeba and Red find themselves drawn into the Civil Rights Movement, where they discover how music can bring people together.

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North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs include films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.

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