My name is Mary Cox, and I have lived in Evanston for almost 8 years. I am a personal trainer and most of my hobbies involve moving my body in some way. I love to play tennis, hike, and embrace all that summer has to offer here with my children and husband. When I do relax, it is with a book where I can truly escape and unwind.
1) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (2013)
Amazing character development with a unique story. At the end, I felt like I had been a part of the story.
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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!
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