My name is Kevin Coughlin. I moved to Evanston from St. Louis in 1974 to attend Northwestern and lived at the dormitory next to the Evanston library for 4 years. I got as far away as about 3 miles – across from the 400 Theater in Rogers Park – with each subsequent move bringing me back closer to where I started (about 4 blocks from EPL the past 17 years). I have worked in marketing research for 34 years with a nice side benefit being a train commute for many of those years – a great place to read. My other main hobby is listening to books while I walk my dog, walk to the train, etc.
1) Mink River by Brian Doyle (2010)
Magical, full of eccentric characters and life lessons, lots of humor and at least a few allusions to James Joyce. I can’t wait to read it again.