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Elmhurst experiences shape debut novel

Elmhurst experiences shape debut novel

York Community High School graduate Erik Fassnacht is about to debut his first novel that he says is based on his experiences growing up in Elmhurst. Fassnacht's "A Good Family," published this month by St. Martin's Press, follows the fortunes of a father, mother and two adult sons as they navigate changes in their lives and in the family. He will introduce the book and sign copies Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in Anderson Bookshop Downers Grove, 5112 Main St. The story, set in Downers Grove, combines narrative drive with humor, insight, and powerful family dynamics, according to a publisher's note. In an e-mail, St. Martin's editor-in-chief George Witte said, "I...

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