Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm
Libby Fischer Hellmann's A Bitter Veil
A thriller set largely in Revolutionary Iran. A young woman in Chicago falls in love with an Iranian student who romances her with Persian poetry and more. She moves to Tehran to marry him, but the revolution happens around them, turning her world and her values upside down -- to the point where she's accused of killing her husband.
Clare O'Donohue's Life Without Parole
After the death of her ex-husband, things are finally returning to normal for Kate Conway-so normal that she's gotten a little bored. Out of the blue, the television producer is offered a documentary gig about lifers in a state prison. Kate jumps at the chance. The only problem is that she's also just been asked to produce a reality show about the opening of a new restaurant-one backed by Vera, her dead husband's mistress. Reluctantly, she agrees to both. But when one of the restaurant's investors is murdered and Vera is the chief suspect, Kate must ride a treacherous psychological edge, relying on the minds of death row killers to help her solve the case.