EventsNear North Book Discussion: The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown

Near North Book Discussion: The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Please join us as we discuss The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown.

Fleeing antisemitism in Russia, Chaya and her brilliant brother Asher escape a failing farm in Wisconsin for Chicago, only to discover that the Gilded Age is as empty a facade as the beautiful Columbian Exposition attracting thousands to Lake Michigan's shore. Chaya's becomes a deeply conflicted love story and Asher, haunted by his loyalty to the Fair's abandoned workers, is responsible for an astonishing terrorist act. The abandoned Fair burns to the ground as the city goes on as usual.

How to Attend:

This event takes place on Zoom. Please register by 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting within 24 hours before the meeting. 

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This event is part of the One Book, One Chicago 2020 season, exploring the theme "Beyond Borders" and the book Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. For more information visit

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