'Bones' Novelist to Speak to Kennedy Middle School Students
Kathy Reichs, whose novels inspired the television show Bones, will speak to John F. Kennedy Middle School seventh-graders on Nov. 8.
Reichs, who also serves as a producer for the Fox-TV series, will introduce students to her newest book, Virals. The story focuses on Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, the famous character from the Bones novels and TV show.
Tory is the leader of a band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
Reichs is a Chicago native. She has written 13 novels, including her first novel, Deja Dead, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 1997 Ellis award for Best First Novel. Reichs is also a forensic anthropologist and a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina.
Her visit is part of an ongoing partnership between District 202 and Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.