Chicagoland! Meet Susan Estall,
author of The Stolen House of Light
See photos of old houses moved on wheels
and hear about the 1906 cottage house she
prevented from being torn down. Saving the
house was her biggest recycling project ever!
Read the book and then meet
with the author! If you’re in the
Chicagoland area, Susan will
visit your book club to spark
a good discussion and share
historic house moving photos
and pictures related to the
Illinois Underground Railroad.
“Thank you everyone for your
support at this ”standing room
only” book signing and reading!”
- Susan Estall
Contact Susan for a book
signing event where she shares
photos, historical research and
info about house moves, past
and present, in America.
Let Susan lead discussions for
high school or college students
about history and social issues
raised by the novel. A children's
book and photos about a whole
town that moved can be read at
CHECK BACK TO SEE WHERE
SUSAN WILL BE NEXT!
“I enjoyed reading The Stolen House of Light so
very much...I had trouble putting it down until I got to
the very end. So much imagination, coupled with
so much educational information on house
moving, Underground Railroad, and history in
general. Well worth the read!”
- Montrew Dunham, Author and Historian.
Her recent book is Abigail's Secret.
”Susan Estall succeeded wonderfully well in
writing a unique and finely constructed story with
her lucid poetic prose.” Read Full Review
- Christine Myles, former Head of the English Department at
Curie High School
Minnesota Newspaper Highlights
Susan Estall's Book!
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"I just finished the book. Fantastic read. I got so
much out of it."
- Dennis, reader from California
"I was very moved by the spirit of the book. It seems
all too often in contemporary story telling that the
good guys vanquish the bad guys. It was not the
case in The Stolen House of Light. There were no
bad guys, compassion and understanding saved
the day. I am part of an inter-racial family and I also
spent time homeless in NYC. The book was
especially meaningful to me."
- Tom, reader from Chicago
“I want you to know how much I enjoyed this book.
It has an interesting story line with some solid
historical events sewn in. I really loved it. Has the
author done any books since that first one? I am
already a fan of hers.”
- Nancy, reader from Seattle
“I finished your book over my morning coffee, and
got so into the book that the coffee got cold! I really
enjoyed it and can see how it will appeal to a lot of
- Susan C., reader from Hawaii
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More Great Reviews!
from Great Reads
and Featuring the Arts
gracious hosts from the
Lockport Area Historical
Society. It was a pleasure to
speak to you in your
Old Stone Church."
- Susan Estall
My novel pays tribute to house movers and their history, including
This book also addresses preservation, homelessness, gender
and race and tells of the Underground Railroad, another
fascinating part of American history. Enjoy the unusual story that
is full of surprises! And then let me know what you think, as I
enjoy hearing from readers!"