Please join us for the book launch party She's Not the Type, a novel by Elaine Soloway. This event will also celebrate Elaine's 80th birthday! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this event, we'll be hosting the reading and Q&A portion of this evening at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St.) one half-block south of the bookstore. After that, we'll parade to the bookstore (5233 N. Clark St.) for book sales, wine, and cake!
About the Book: Ann Robins is not the type to wind up in the bed of a sexy saxophone player. After all, she's a good Jewish girl and married mother of two. But when her lawyer husband grouses she's spending too much time playing activist in their integrated community, and he seems to be otherwise engaged in his career and his acting hobby, she finds love in unexpected places.
Perhaps Ann should've figured her marriage, which began on a walk down the aisle on the arm of someone else's boyfriend, would stumble along the way. But fortunately, for readers who find inspiration and strength from second-act stories, Ann emerges at midlife secure, independent, and optimistic.
Elaine Soloway is the author of The Division Street Princess, Green Nails and Other Acts of Rebellion: Life After Loss, and Bad Grandma and Other Chapters in a Life Lived Out Loud. Elaine is a former public relations professional with a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and Policy plus previous careers in the press offices of Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne and School Superintendent Ruth Love. She has lived the past four decades of her life out loud and in the public eye. At the age of 79, along with her books, Elaine has four successful and widely read blogs, and most recently has seen aspects of her life immortalized on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winning “Transparent,” which is produced and written by her daughters, Jill and Faith Soloway.