Robert Goolrick, #1 New York Times best-selling author of A Reliable Wife, will be the next author to be celebrated at this season’s BOOKS ‘n’ BOTTLES series in exclusive Chicagoland appearances at the Wilmette Wine Cellar on Saturday, July 21, and the Book Bin in Northbrook on Sunday, July 22. The programs, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at each location, will feature Goolrick’s new novel, The Dying of the Light.
It begins with a house and ends in ashes . . . Goolrick has written a dramatic, passionate tale of a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and ultimately suffers for love—a southern gothic that brings to mind Faulkner, Fitzgerald and D.H. Lawrence. Reveling in the secrets, mores, and society of 20th century genteel Southern life, The Dying of the Light is a romance, a melodrama, and a cautionary tale told with the grandeur and sweep of an epic Hollywood classic. The Atlanta Journal Constitution praises The Dying of the Light as “a swiftly moving saga” and “a multidimensional tale”.
The $35 admission includes unique wines and non-alcoholic beverages, conversation with the author, a personally signed hardcover book and a raffle. Guests accompanying a full-admission guest may enjoy the event without a book for $10. Reservations are highly recommended and may be made by calling the Book Bin at (847) 498-4999.
Now in its fourth season, BOOKS ‘n’ BOTTLES is a series of special events from Book.ed, a Northbrook-based service that connects authors and their books with book lovers. Information about upcoming BOOKS ‘n’ BOTTLES events can be found on the Book.ed website http://www.bookedwebcast.com/booked_books-n-bottles.html#