Karen Tintori

Karen Tintori knew she'd be a writer from age twelve. As a child, she walked ten blocks to the public library, checked out as many books as she could carry between her interlocked fingers and her chin, read them quickly and returned for another stack.

Before she was 13, she'd read the entire children's section and bristled when the librarians would not permit her to borrow books from the adult section until she was of age. Patience was a lesson she'd begin to learn early--the librarians invited her, instead, to re-read the children's section.  

Is your book club reading one of Karen's books? Feel free to drop her a note to arrange a phone or Skype call to join your group's discussion. Karen loves hearing from her readers, enjoys traveling to meet them, and welcomes speaking invitations. 


By Karen Tintori

Unto the Daughters is the story of a secret guarded so fiercely for nine decades that members of Tintori’s family died without ever learning of it. Unto the Daughters began with an obliterated entry on a passport - discovered during a genealogical quest - and a reluctant revelation of an ancestor who was so systematically eradicated from her family tree that many relatives born since her murder still have no inkling that she ever existed.

Unto the Daughters is Karen Tintori's sixth publication and her second solo book.


By Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori

David Shepherd knows the names of the thirty-six Righteous Souls, upon whose existence -- the Talmud says -- God keeps the world in existence. Thirty-three of them have just been murdered. Now David must race to find and save the remaining three – one of them his young step-daughter -- to save the world.

The Book of Names is Karen Tintori's fifth publication and her fourth collaboration with co-author Jill Gregory.

By Karen Tintori

One of the Chicago Tribune's Favorite Books of 2002, Trapped is the story of the worst coal mine fire in U.S. history, and still stands as that country's third worst coal mine disaster.  It is a story of heroism and cowardice, faith and despair, tragedy and survival against incredible odds--a true story that still resonates today.  The Cherry Mine Disaster was a catalyst for changes in mining and child labor laws, and the first application of Workers Compensation in the U.S.


By Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori

Museum curator Natalie Landau fights to learn who murdered her reporter sister in Iraq -- and battles powerful forces pursuing the mysterious gift her sister sent her before she died -- an evil eye necklace concealing a biblical treasure from the dawn of creation possessing the power to transform -- or destroy -- the world.

The internationally bestselling writing team of Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori return with a new mystical thriller in the vein of The Book of Names.


By Karen Tintori and Jill Gregory -- originally published under the pseudonym Jillian Karr

  Four glamorous women.  Four perfect brides.  Four deadly secrets.  When Perfect Bride magazine editor Monique D'Arcy decides to showcase three celebrity brides--including herself--plus one lucky Cinderella bride picked from the audience of the Oprah Winfrey Show, none of them can fathom the danger Monique's plan will pose to their upcoming marriages--or to their lives.


By Jillian Karr (pseudonym of Karen Tintori and Jill Gregory)

Miss America has vanished and photographer Cat Hansen refuses to sit and wait for someone to find her missing sister. Charging blindly into harms way, Cat locks horns and hearts with a dangerously desirable undercover government agent. In the meantime, Meg Hansen is embarking on a daring escape that leaves her stranded and vulnerable on a desert island with an intriguing and mesmerizing man with a secret.


By Rabbi E.B. Freedman, Jan Greenberg and Karen A. Katz

Is everything in the Bible true? Why are there bad people in the world? Can't God stop them? Why do I need to learn to read, write, and speak Hebrew? Why do we fast on Yom Kippur? Where do we go after we die?

This classic reference--updated for the 21st century--provides answers to more than 180 questions that Jewish children most frequently ask about their faith. The authors cover not only the basics of Jewish belief, custom, and practice but also the kinds of questions that arise from the unique way that children view the world, such as "Will the Messiah have superpowers like Batman or Superman?"

And perhaps most important for our time, What Does Being Jewish Mean? tackles the knotty philosophical questions that often leave parents stumped for quick and appropriate responses.

Featuring Down Under By Karen Tintori

Twenty-eight leading voices in fiction - Including eleven New York Times Bestselling Authors - join together In a celebration of great storytelling. We love fiction. It's in our blood and it's in our souls. Great stories thrill us and inspire us in a way that nothing else can. If you're like us, then we invite you to revel in this anthology of all-original stories we've created for you. 

By Karen Tintori

Featuring two accounts by Karen Tintori, this latest book from Casa Italia is an anthology about the Italian American experience as seen through the eyes of women. The first book to focus exclusively on Chicago, it reveals information that has largely gone undocumented. The book is a collection of accounts -- both historical and personal -- told in essays, memoirs, fiction and poetry.