Palos Reads

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Palos Fine Arts presents its 17th annual PALOS READS!   

In association with Palos Park Library, Palos Heights Library, Green Hills Library


Thursday, October 10th Palos Country Club

7pm. Author Talk

5:30pm Buffet Dinner

For dinner reservations, call Palos Country Club 708.448.6550 - Dinner price is $19.99.

Book purchase and signing after talk.

The Palos Park, The Palos Heights and The Green Hills Library will each host an outstanding pre-event program.

  • PALOS PARK LIBRARY: September 26th at 7PM. 12330 Forest Glen Blvd, Palos Park, IL 60464. Zelda Fitzgerald:This Side of Paradise - Join Lynn Rymarz as she steps into the shoes of Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of such bestselling novels as This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby. To Register for this program - Visit PalosParkLibrary or call (708) 448-1530.

  • PALOS HEIGHTS LIBRARY: October 6th at 2pm. 12501 S. 71St Avenue in Palos Heights. How do women survive the dilemmas that life throws at them? In this empowering, historical, educational, and funny book review, performer Jenny Riddle will present the coping mechanisms of three very different women in this uplifting program. To Register for this program - Visit PalosHeightsLibrary or call (708) 448-1473.

  • GREEN HILLS LIBRARY: October 2nd at 6:30pm. 10331 S. Interlochen Drive
    Palos Hills, IL 60465 Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women – In this living-history  portrayal, actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, PhD, portrays suffragist Alice Paul, one of the most dynamic leaders in the fight to win the vote for women in the 1910s.  Register for this program - Visit GreenHillsLibrary or call (708) 598-8446.




Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of ten books, including Girl Waits with Gun and the rest of the Kopp Sisters series, which are based on the true story of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs and her two rambunctious sisters. The books are in development with Amazon Studios for a television series. Her popular nonfiction titles include The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential. While they have not been adapted for television, there are a few bars around the world named after The Drunken Botanist, which is even better.

The fifth installment of Amy Stewart’s clever and original Kopp Sisters series will be released in September. In Kopp Sisters on the March, the sisters learn some military discipline—whether they’re ready or not—as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I.

Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide and have been translated into 17 languages.

She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer. They own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books, which is so independent that it lives in California while they live in Oregon.

For more information about Amy Stewart, visit her site


Girl Waits with Gun is a historical fiction book by Amy Stewart. It’s the first novel in the Kopp Sisters series, and it was released in 2015. The plot centers around a woman struggling to find her place in the world until the local sheriff’s department enlists her help in bringing a gang to justice. It’s based on the true story of one of the first female sheriffs in the United States.

Girl Waits with Gun follows the adventures of Constance Kopp, one of the notorious Kopp sisters. She and her two sisters, Norma and Fleurette, live in isolation after a mysterious family secret sent them into hiding fifteen years ago. Constance is a bit of a misfit. She’s taller than most men, has never wanted to get married, and doesn’t want to settle into a quiet domestic routine. She craves adventure and refuses to sacrifice her independence for anyone.

(source: SuperSummary)

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