Bestselling and award-winning author Caroline Leavitt discusses her new novel. Set against the background of the peace and love movement of the early 1970s, "Cruel Beautiful World" tells the story of a runaway teenager's disappearance and her sister's quest to find her. A haunting, nuanced portrait of love, sisters, and the impossible legacy of family. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.
Adult Services Dept, HP Library
Named for Chicago's colorful Sunday morning Jewish marketplace, the band plays music inspired by immigrants from Eastern Europe, the Yiddish theater of the 1920s, and Yiddish popular songs of the 1930s-1950s. A Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture program. Reservations are not required.