Join us on Tues., Feb. 28th at 6:30 PM when we welcome RENEE ROSEN, who will discuss her book WINDY CITY BLUES. There will also be a raffle with prizes that include copies of the book, gift cards, and music from Chess Records. Refreshments will be served!
Leeba Groski's passion for music and her talented piano playing captures the attention of her neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company. What begins as answering phones and filing becomes much more as Leeba comes into her own as a songwriter and befriends performers like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry, and Etta James. But she also finds love with a black blues guitarist named Red Dupree. With their relationship unwelcome in segregated Chicago and shunned by Leeba’s Orthodox Jewish family, Leeba and Red soon find themselves in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement and they discover that, in times of struggle, music can bring people together.
Renée is the bestselling author of "White Collar Girl", "What The Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age" and "Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties" as well as the young adult novel, "Every Crooked Pot". She lives in Chicago where she is currently working on a new novel.
In 1960s Chicago, a young woman stands in the middle of a musical and social revolution. A new historical novel from the bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants.