April 2017 Local Authors
New and recent book releases by local authors
101 ORGANIC GARDENING HACKS
Noted Warrenville gardener shares creative eco-friendly tips
Shawna Coronado’s eco-adventures have been featured on television and radio as well as in national magazines. A TEDx presenter, she is a passionate crusader for sustainable home living. Her new book proves that every home owner can make a difference by embracing organic gardening techniques to miraculous effect.
In colorful, browsable pages, Coronado unearths tips, tricks and environment-friendly solutions to everyday gardening problems. Through inspired text, how-to photos and whimsical drawings, she offers clever, little-known ways to revitalize your garden — everything from planting seeds and attracting bees to warding off pests and regrowing food from kitchen scraps. She also demonstrates how to “upcycle” everyday items to give them a new life outdoors. This happy, eye-catching book is organized around specific gardening challenges, always with a focus on easy, time-saving remedies that make gardens pretty while promoting green-living values.
by Bruce Kading, Hinsdale
Set in the late 1980s war zone of Chicago’s south side, Miguel’s Gift pulls readers into the shadowy world of INS agent Nick Hayden who recruits an unlikely informant — illegal Mexican immigrant Miguel — to take down the ruthless kingpin of Chicago’s illicit trade in counterfeit documents. Speeding toward a deadly climax, this is at once a bone-shaking thriller and a tale of redemption.
JOURNEY THROUGH DIVORCE
by Doris N. Ayala, Oak Park
Combining her expertise in clinical psychology and family law, Dr. Ayala offers down-to-earth strategies to deal with the legal process and the life-changing challenges of divorce. Focused on the Illinois legal system and its new marriage dissolution law, the book helps couples navigate child support, property issues and other challenges in a responsible, healthy way.
100 THINGS CUBS FANS SHOULD KNOW & DO BEFORE THEY DIE
by Jimmy Greenfield, Oak Park
Revised and updated, this die-hard fan’s guide covers every glorious detail of the Cub’s spectacular win in the 2016 World Series. There are memorable moments, outstanding plays, dates, nicknames, superstitions — even the best Cubs bars
around the country to knock back a celebratory beer.
EVOLUTIONARY LOVE RELATIONSHIPS
by Andrew Harvey and Chris Saade, Oak Park
This profoundly uplifting book invites partners to channel their combined energies into social activism. Exploring experiences of both human and divine love, the authors demonstrate how interpersonal connections are the fuel that inspires people
to put prayer into action and together embrace social causes that have the power to transform the world.