My name is Gena Johnson, and I work at Lurie Children’s Hospital putting the “zing” in Fundraising. I have lived in Evanston since 2005 with my husband and 2 children. I love history, genealogy, and learning about how things came to be.
1) Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple (2012)
I loved this sweet story about a girl and her eccentric mother. It was written in a creative style; a collection of clips from diary entries, emails and newspaper articles. It made it fun and feel like you were piecing together the story instead of simply reading. I genuinely laughed and cried throughout the book and could not put it down!