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Arlene's in the News!


Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, writes about the Groundhog House in the May 14 Sharelines column. In it, Rick Bellairs shares his memories about the house that was Bill Murray's home, over and over again. 

But that's not all the article is about — 

Kogan writes, " Circling the town square are many businesses, among them Read Between the Lynes, one of the great independent bookstores in the Midwest, opened in 2005 after the town had been without such an oasis for five years. Arlene Lynes owns the place. It is a treasure.

She says: "People do come from around the world to try to catch a bit of that 'Groundhog Day' movie magic. What they end up finding is so much more than they ever imagined. Numerous restaurants and pubs, unique shops, musical festivals throughout the year such as the Mozart Festival, folk and jazz festivals, weekly summer band concerts in the park."

She goes on to mention such famous native sons as Chester Gould, the creator of Dick Tracy, and actor/filmmaker Orson Welles.

"The history in this town just overflows," Lynes says."

   read the whole column here

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Read More...


After you watch the video, drop in to Read Between the Lynes and pick up your copy of this suspenseful TRUE story, told only as Erik Larson can!

 click here to watch Erik Larson speak about Dead Wake!


Indie Bound Bestsellers

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