Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee, will be reading from her latest book: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War on Monday, September 14th at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640). The special reading and signing will take place at 7:30pm.
Abbott is a critically acclaimed and well-respected historian known for her eloquence and praised for her flawless attention to detail. She first captivated popular imagination in 2007 when she released Sin in the Second City, a biography about the Everleigh sisters and their notorious high-end brothel.
Riding off the crest of her success, Abbott released American Rose, a biography on Gypsy Rose Lee, and undoubtedly the most entertaining and exciting account of the famous burlesque dancer’s life.
Released in 2013, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy continues the trend in Abbott’s flawless bibliography. Following four women undercover during the civil war, Abbott allows readers a chance to look at a piece of unknown history. Liar, Temptress, Solider Spy is a deeply engaging and incredible read. On top of all this, Abbott is known for being wonderfully cordial and down to earth with her fans. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to meet her!
This event is free and open to the public