Palos Reads


Palos Fine Arts along with the Palos' libraries host each year an acclaimed author.   

The 15th annual Palos Reads 2017
in partnership with
The Palos Heights Library, The Palos Park Library and The Green Hills Library
returns on
October 4th at 7 p.m. 
at The Palos Height Public Library: 12501 South 71st Avenue Palos Heights, IL  60463 





Meet Lori Rader-Day , award winning Chicago author of The Day I Died, The Black Hour, and Little Pretty Things, is the recipient of the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Lori’s short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Good Housekeeping, and others. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches mystery writing at StoryStudio Chicago and is the president of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter.

Her latest novel The Day I Died  is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother's desperate search for a lost boy. Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real-life mess of other people at arm’s length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime gets under Anna’s skin and rips open her narrow life for all to see. To save her son—and herself—once and for all, Anna will face her every fear, her every mistake, and the past she thought she'd rewritten.