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Best-selling author to speak at St. Charles library

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  • Sara Paretsky

    Sara Paretsky


Submitted by St. Charles Public Library

The St. Charles Public Library Foundation will host "An Evening with Author Sara Paretsky" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Carnegie Room at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave.

The best-selling suspense author and Chicago resident will discuss "Trailing After Dickens: Why I Write the Books I Do." Paretsky reflects on her life and work, and how she often feels as though she is following in the footsteps of Charles Dickens.

A question-and-answer session will follow. Space is limited. Register for this free program at the Information Services Desk by calling (630) 584-0076, ext. 1, or online at

Paretsky is the author of 19 books translated into nearly 30 languages, including her renowned V.I. Warshawski novels. She was named 2011 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and also is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award given by the British Crime Writers' Association.

Her latest novel, "Critical Mass," published in October 2013, is the 16th in the popular V.I. Warshawski series. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

This program is open to St. Charles Library card holders.

For more information, visit, or call (630) 584-0076. Follow the library on Facebook or Twitter.