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Local Author Discussion & Signing with Kathryn Atwood

Local author, Kathryn Atwood visits Centuries & Sleuths for a discussion & signing for Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance and Rescue on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 2PM. What a great way to celebrates "Women's History Month".


Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work--sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis.

            Twenty-six engaging and suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls’ refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.


An overview of World War II and summaries of each country’s entrance and involvement in the war provide a framework for better understanding each woman’s unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile. Women Heroes of World War II is an invaluable addition to any student’s or history buff’s bookshelf.

About the Author

Kathryn J. Atwood is an educator and writer. She has contributed to War, Literature, and the Arts,, Midwest Book Review, and Women’s Independent Press.

Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556529610
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Published: Chicago Review Press - March 1st, 2011

Author Discussion & Signing with M. E. May

Come join us  for M.E. May's first signing at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore for her mystery, Perfidy

Sisters in Crime Meeting

Topic: Putting It Together: Formatting Your Manuscript for Submission.

Speakers: Emily Victorson (Publisher/Owner of Forest Park's own "Allium Press") and

Diane Piron-Gelman (Author & Owner of Word Nerd, Inc.)

Sisters in Crime Meeting

All Day Writers Workshop at Schaumburg Public Library (10:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

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Sisters in Crime Meeting

Title & Topic: I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy

 Guest Author/Speaker: Lori Andrews

Lori Andrews is the director of the Institute for Science, Law, and Technology at Illinois Institute of Technology. She was named a “Newsmaker of the Year” by the American Bar Association Journal and has served as a regular advisor to the U.S. government on ethical issues regarding new technologies. Learn more at

I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451650518
Availability: Special Order
Published: Free Press - January 10th, 2012

G. K. Chesterton Society Meeting

Title: St. Francis of Assisi

Author: G. K. Chesterton

This accessible spiritual biography by a phenomenally popular author
chronicles the beloved saint's calling, order, and influence. Its charm
and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers.

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ISBN: 9780486469232
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Published: Dover Publications - November 24th, 2008

G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting

Title: The ManWho Was Thursday

Author: G.K. Chesterton

A fast-paced novel about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London and a poet/sleuth who infiltrates their ranks. Inventive and ingenious
story becomes a vehicle for Chesterton's brilliant social, religious,
and philosophical speculations.


The Man Who Was Thursday Cover Image
ISBN: 9780486251219
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dover Publications - July 1st, 1986

Clio's Chroniclers: The History Discussion Group

Title: Queens Consorts

Author: Lisa Hilton

Queens Consort: England's Medieval Queens Cover Image
ISBN: 9781605981055
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pegasus Books - August 3rd, 2010

<<The Great Mystery Bus Tour>>

The Great Mystery Bus Tour

The Authors

John Connolly              Wiliam Kent Krueger

Burning Soul                 Northwest Angle

Liza Marklund                    M. J. Rose 

      Last Will               The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Burning Soul: A Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439165270
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Atria Books - September 6th, 2011

Northwest Angle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439153956
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Atria Books - August 30th, 2011

Last Will Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451606928
Availability: Special Order
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - April 10th, 2012

The Book of Lost Fragrances: A Novel of Suspense Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451621303
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Atria Books - March 13th, 2012


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