3 books to read by local authors: ‘Capitol Changing’ among those reviewed

<p>Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

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Spring is coming soon, at least on the calendar, and opening up a good book can be a major stress reliever. This week, check out what some of our local authors have to offer. We’ll feature one from each of our three major libraries each week. 

La Grange Public Library:

“Capitol Changing” by Mary Walters, a current resident of La Grange

About the book: This political thriller is set in 2020 after a global hacking event that shakes the very core of the American government and our democratic system.

The author: Walters is a registered nurse who has worked in emergency rooms all across the country since the mid-90s. This is her first novel, one that began in 2008 and took her four years to finish.

Thomas Ford Memorial Library (Western Springs):

“Dream City” by Brendan Short, Chicago resident but his parents live in Western Springs

About the book: It’s a novel set in Depression-era Chicago about a young boy’s desire to escape his childhood and become a hero.

The author: Short is graduate of the University of Notre Dame. His work has appeared in several literary journals including “The Literary Review” and “River Styx.” He was previously a writer-in-residence at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.

Indian Prairie Public Library (Darien):

“And…that’s a wrap!” by J.L. Carlson

About the book: This is the third, and final, book in the trilogy. It begins with a freelance writer’s quest to find and interview an actress who hasn’t been on camera for more than 20 years. What he stumbles across changes the course of his life forever.

The author: Carlson lives in the Darien/Burr Ridge area.

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