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Patricia Ann McNair reading tonight in Chicago


Patricia Ann McNair, my wife and author of the short story collection "The Temple of Air", will be reading tonight at the Book Cellar, in Lincoln Square, Chicago, at 7:00 pm. She will be sharing the stage with Sam Weller, official biographer of Ray Bradbury, and also Geoff Hyatt, author of the recently published "Birch Hills at World's End".

Fine writers all, and a fine independent bookstore, too. I interviewed Suzy Takacs, the owner of the bookstore, last year:

http://philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.com/2010/08/interview-with-suzy-takacs-owner-of.html

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