Book club to discuss tale of deception

Submitted by Nana Herron, Rolling Meadows Library
Posted6/22/2015 9:10 AM

This summer, the Four Seasons Book Club will be discussing a tale of deception.

Clark Rockefeller made international headlines when he kidnapped his daughter and disappeared. Police were stunned to discover that he was an impostor. By bluffing his way into exclusive clubs, communities and financial institutions, Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter went from foreign exchange student to wealthy scion. This self-made con man managed to fool everyone, including his Harvard-educated wife.


"The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter" by Mark Seal is a true-crime book that reads like a fictional thriller.

To sign up and reserve your copy, call the Rolling Meadows Library at (847) 259-6050 and ask for the Reference Desk.

The Four Seasons Book Club will meet at the Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22. Coffee, tea and a sweet treat will be served. This nonfiction book club meets quarterly to discuss a different topic each season. New members are welcome.