Events

Thursday March 21, 2013
Start: Mar 21 2013 12:00 pm

Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage

Atkinson, founder of a Washington DC-based technology policy think tank, talks about his book that reports on profound new forces that are shaping the global economy and favor nations with innovation-based economies and policies. Unless the U.S. enacts public policies to reflect this reality, Americans face the relatively lower standards of living associated with a noncompetitive national economy

 

Rob Atkinson will also appear at 7 pm at the store

Start: Mar 21 2013 7:00 pm

Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage

 Atkinson, founder of a Washington DC-based technology policy think tank, talks about his book that reports on profound new forces that are shaping the global economy and favor nations with innovation-based economies and policies. Unless the U.S. enacts public policies to reflect this reality, Americans face the relatively lower standards of living associated with a noncompetitive national economy

Thursday March 28, 2013
Start: Mar 28 2013 6:00 pm

 

SHERYL SANDBERG

 

MARCH 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm,
A Chicago Tribune "Press Pass" event at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg discusses her new book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, with Chicago Tribune vice president/associate editor Joycelyn Winnecke. Ranked 8th on Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women in Business, Sandberg will share personal experiences that led to her provocative book and her efforts to launch a social movement. Lean In has sparked a renewed national conversation about what it takes for women to succeed.

Tickets to the event are $40, which includes a copy of the book at a 20% discount; event only $20. For reservations, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5577592730

Monday April 01, 2013
Start: Apr 1 2013 12:00 pm

Women Writers Series  --  Luncheon at Avli Restaurant

JACQUELINE WINSPEAR

Leaving Everything Most Loved

The latest Masie Dobbs mystery has the detective investigating the murder of Indian immigrants in London in 1933—a case that marks a crucial chapter in Masie’s life and times and a pivotal moment in this outstanding mystery series.

Wednesday April 03, 2013
Start: Apr 3 2013 11:30 am

11:30 am Reception, 12 noon Luncheon

 

DANIEL PINK

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Provocative author, business thinker, and Northwestern grad Pink talks about his new #1 bestseller, offering a fresh look at the art and science of sales. Using a mix of social science, survey research, and stories, he shows that white-collar workers spend an enormous portion of their time persuading, influencing, and moving others—and then reveals the three personal qualities and three specific skills necessary for doing it better.

Start: Apr 3 2013 7:00 pm

CARA BLACK

Murder Below Montparnasse

Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc’s most exciting case yet involves a long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother’s blood vendetta, and a Soviet secret that’s been buried for 80 years. Writes Lee Child of PI Leduc: “One of the very best heroines in crime fiction today.”

Thursday April 04, 2013
Start: Apr 4 2013 12:00 pm

JULIA BOYD

A Dance with the Dragon:  The Vanished World of Peking’s Foreign Colony

Lady Boyd’s book is a fascinating portrait of Peking's foreign community in the
early 20th century—a diverse group of characters as exotic as the city itself. As
the last great capital to remain untouched by the modern world, the city both
entranced and horrified its foreign residents.

 

Note: This is a Royal Oak Foundation event. For reservations, go to https://www.royal-oak-events.org/lectures and scroll down to events taking place in “Chicago and Lake Forest.”

Start: Apr 4 2013 7:00 pm

LEE SANDLIN
The Storm Kings:  The Untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers
The author of Wicked River has written a new, riveting tale of supercell tornadoes and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists whose discoveries created the science of modern meteorology.

 

 

Start: Apr 4 2013 7:00 pm

EZEKIEL 'Zeke" EMANUEL  --  The Brothers Emanual:  A memoir of an American Family

 

Set amid the tumult of Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s, this new book by the oldest brother of Mayor Rahm Emanuel recounts the intertwined histories of three rambunctious, hypercompetitive Jewish-American boys, each with his own unique and compelling life story.  The author is a bioethecist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School; the youngest Emanuel is a superagent in
Hollywood.

For the Thursday event in Winnetka, admission for two is the purchase of the book from
The Book Stall
—at the event or in advance (please bring your receipt).
Space is limited.

See also:  The Union League Club at a luncheon on Friday, April 5.

 

 

Friday April 05, 2013
Start: Apr 5 2013 12:00 pm

EZEKIEL 'Zeke"EMANUEL  --  The Brothers Emanuel:  A Memoir of an American Family

Set amid the tumult of Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s, this new book by the oldest brother of Mayor Rahm Emanuel recounts the intertwined histories of three rambunctious, hypercompetitive Jewish-American boys, each with his own unique and compelling life story.  The author is a bioethecist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School; the youngest Emanuel is a superagent in Hollywood.

For reservations to the Friday luncheon, call us at 847 446-8880.

Start: Apr 5 2013 5:00 pm

CAROLINE KENNEDY
Poems to Learn by Heart

At this ticketed event, Ms. Kennedy will discuss the companion book to her New York Times #1 bestseller A Family of Poems.  For her new volume she has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to the young and young at heart and celebrate every moment in life. This event includes a performance by Poetry Out Loud.

Wine and cheese to follow.

 

Note: Tickets are required and can be purchased at hplibrary.org or at the library.

 

 

 

Start: Apr 5 2013 7:00 pm

CHRISTINE SNEED  --  Little Known Facts

ALEX SHAKAR  --  Luminarium

Award-winning local author Sneed’s hot new novel offers a clear-eyed story of the effects of celebrity—and the fallout of fame and fortune on family members and others who can neither fully embrace nor ignore the superstar in their midst.

Ms. Sneed will read together with Chicago author Shakar, whose novel Lumainarium won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fictiion.

Start: Apr 5 2013 7:00 pm

ANNE LAMOTT
Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

Lamott writes about three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days, and the hardships of daily life: asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us. 

All are welcome. To register ($20), go to www.womens-exchange.org.

 

Sunday April 07, 2013
Start: Apr 7 2013 2:00 pm

MIKE GREENBERG
All You Could Ask For: A Novel

The host of America’s #1 sports talk show signs his debut novel about three women who find their lives intertwined in ways none of them could have ever imagined.

Monday April 08, 2013
Start: Apr 8 2013 7:00 pm

AMY STEWART
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks

In this handsome new book, Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.

See also TUESDAY, APRIL 9  at 12 noon, Luncheon, The Standard Club

Tuesday April 09, 2013
Start: Apr 9 2013 12:00 pm

Two appearances
AMY STEWART
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks

In this handsome new book, Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.


See also:  Monday, April 8  at7 pm at the store

Start: Apr 9 2013 7:00 pm

WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER
Ordinary Grace

Forty years later, a man recalls the grim summer he was 13, when death visited his Minnesota family frequently and in many forms. Krueger’s novel has been praised as a moving account of a boy standing at the door of young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him.

Wednesday April 10, 2013
Start: Apr 10 2013 12:00 pm

DAVID STOCKMAN
The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

The outspoken former Reagan budget director, Michigan congressman, and bestselling author explains where capitalism went wrong, how it was corrupted, and how it might be restored.

Start: Apr 10 2013 7:00 pm

JANET FOX
Sirens

Author Fox will join this meeting of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and talk about her third young adult novel. Set in Manhattan in the Roaring Twenties, it is the story of two girls, a gangster, and a deadly secret.

Start: Apr 10 2013 7:00 pm

ELIZABETH STROUT

The Burgess Boys


The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Olive Kitteridge talks about her highly anticipated new novel, the story of two brothers—both attorneys in New York City—who return to their hometown in Maine when their sister’s son has gotten himself into a world of trouble.

Ms. Strout will be interviewed by author Jane Hamilton.


Admission for two is the purchase of the book from The Book Stall—at the event or in advance (please bring your receipt). Space is limited.

Thursday April 11, 2013
Start: Apr 11 2013 12:00 pm

Women Writers Series

CHRISTINA SCHWARZ
The Edge of the Earth


A couple moves across the country from Milwaukee to take a job at an eerily isolated lighthouse on Big Sur. Its only other inhabitants are a family whose plain appearance is no indication of what lies below the surface.

 

Start: Apr 11 2013 6:30 pm

JAY ASHER
Thirteen Reasons Why

Bestselling young adult author Asher speaks about his book that was selected by junior high and high school students as Skokie Public Library’s most popular book in its 2012 Hot Summer Reads campaign. To register (required) go to  www.skokielibrary.info and click on “Events.”

Start: Apr 11 2013 7:00 pm

FAN Presentation 

KATHY HIRSH-PASEK
“Einstein Never Used Flashcards: Learning In and Out of School”


Dr. Hirsh-Pasek’s talk is based on her book Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn—and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less
In it, she offers a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning, with a message that letting tots learn through play is not only okay—it’s better than drilling academics. Included are 40 age-appropriate games for creative play.

 

Friday April 12, 2013
Start: Apr 12 2013 7:00 pm

VLADIMIR ALEXANDROV
The Black Russian

This is the incredible true story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, born in 1872 to former slaves, who left the South to work as a waiter and valet in Chicago and Brooklyn. He went on to Europe and eventually, in 1899, to Russia, where he became one of the Moscow’s richest and most famous owners of variety theaters and restaurants. The Bolshevik Revolution ruined him, and in 1919 he barely escaped with his life and family to Constantinople, where he died in 1928.

Monday April 15, 2013
Start: Apr 15 2013 12:00 pm

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir

This is a not-to-be-missed event for film buffs! The Academy Award–winning film director takes readers from the streets of his native Chicago to the suites of Hollywood and from the sixties to today, with autobiographical storytelling as fast-paced and intense as any of his legendary films, which include The French Connection, The Exorcist, and To Live and Die in LA.

Start: Apr 15 2013 6:00 pm

ALEX GUARNASCHELLI
Old-School Comfort Food

Guarnaschelli, an Iron Chef and “Chopped” judge on the Food Network, shares her secrets to great home cooking, where humble ingredients and familiar preparations combine with excellent technique and care to create memorable meals.

Start: Apr 15 2013 7:00 pm

JULIA SWEENEY
If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother

The longtime “Saturday Night Live” star—and now North Shore resident—reveals her talent as an essayist, writing with precision and pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations that articulating feelings many of us share.

Wednesday April 17, 2013
Start: Apr 17 2013 7:00 pm

ELIZABETH BERG
Tapestry of Fortunes

Four women sharing a beautiful old house in Saint Paul venture into their pasts in order to shape their futures, fates, and fortunes. “Maybe Freud didn’t know the answer to what women want, but Elizabeth Berg certainly does,” says USA Today. 
 

 

Thursday April 18, 2013
Start: Apr 18 2013 12:00 pm

MARK INGWER
Empathetic Marketing:  How to Satisfy the 6 Core Emotional Needs of Your Customers

Chicago-based business psychologist Ingwer talks about his new book, a groundbreaking approach to understanding consumers' core emotional needs that also provides concrete business examples that demonstrate the effectiveness of unleashing the power of deeper needs and emotions for success in the marketplace.

Friday April 19, 2013
Start: Apr 19 2013 12:00 pm

ADAM GRANT
Give and Take:  A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Using his pioneering research as The Wharton School's youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that the styles of how we interact with others have a surprising impact on success. He highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. 

Start: Apr 19 2013 7:00 pm

GUY FRAKER
Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency


Throughout his 23-year legal career, Abraham Lincoln spent nearly as much time on the road as an attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit as he did in his hometown of Springfield, an experience that provided the perfect setting for the growth and ascension of his political career.

Monday April 22, 2013
Start: Apr 22 2013 12:00 pm

CASS SUNSTEIN
Simpler: The Future of Government

As President Obama’s “regulatory czar” Harvard law professor Sunstein headed the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for three years. He oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America’s regulatory state, accomplishing simpler government and new initiatives that save money and time, improve health, and lengthen lives.

Tuesday April 23, 2013
Start: Apr 23 2013 4:30 pm

ANDY GRIFFITHS
The 13-Storey Treehouse

Don’t miss this chance to meet Australia’s most popular children’s writer, whose hilariously illustrated new book was voted 2012 Book of the Year for older readers in his home country. It’s the story of a treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, and much more!

Start: Apr 23 2013 7:00 pm

STEVEN HARPER
The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis

Lawyer and law professor Steven J. Harper investigates how the legal profession arrived at its current malaise and explains what steps can be taken to repair the damage before it’s too late.

Wednesday April 24, 2013
Start: Apr 24 2013 7:00 pm

JIM WALLIS
On God’s Side:  What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good

Christian writer and social activist Wallis talks about how to reclaim Jesus' ancient and compelling vision of the common good--a vision that impacts not only politics but also personal lives, families, churches, neighborhoods, and the world.

Start: Apr 24 2013 7:00 pm

Launch Party, at the store!


ARLYNN PRESSER
Face to Facebook


Local author Presser speaks about her new book based on her documentary film of the same name. It was the story of her determination to meet all 325 of her Facebook friends within one year, a quest that took her around the world.

Thursday April 25, 2013
Start: Apr 25 2013 12:00 pm

CHRISTINE SNEED 

Little Known Facts

Award-winning local author Sneed’s hot new novel offers a clear-eyed story of the effects of celebrity—and the fallout of fame and fortune on family members and others who can neither fully embrace nor ignore the superstar in their midst.

Start: Apr 25 2013 7:00 pm

TIM GROVER
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

Legendary Chicago-based trainer Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable—to keep going when everyone else is giving up, to thrive under pressure, and never let your emotions make you weak. He details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life.

Friday April 26, 2013
Start: Apr 26 2013 7:00 pm

JENNIFER CLOSE
The Smart One

The author whose debut novel, Girls in White Dresses, was a bestseller, is back with a new story about a woman whose adult children’s various missteps drive them back to their childhood home.

Tuesday April 30, 2013
Start: Apr 30 2013 12:00 pm

KEITH KOENEMAN
The First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley

Huffington Post writer Koeneman has used unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration, as well as Chicago's business and cultural leaders and more than 100 interviews, to tell an up-close, insider story of Mayor Daley’s political triumph and personal evolution.

Friday May 03, 2013
Start: May 3 2013 12:00 pm

MICHELLE ALEXANDER

 

The New Jim
Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Dr. Alexander, a highly acclaimed civil rights
lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar, will speak about her stunning account
of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States that has resulted in
millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a
permanent second-class status.

Saturday May 04, 2013
Start: May 4 2013 11:00 am
End: May 4 2013 12:30 pm

JOHN DOMAGALSKI

Sunk in Kula Gulf

Local author Domagalski’s book is the incredible, little-known World War II story of the final voyage and sinking of the USS “Helena” off the Solomon Islands on July 6, 1943, and the heroic rescue of hundreds of soldiers under dire circumstances.

Start: May 4 2013 12:00 pm

Annual Literature for All of Us “Honor Thy Mother” Luncheon


NAMI MUN
Miles from Nowhere

Award winning Chicago writer Mun makes her fiction debut with the story of a teenage runaway on the streets of 1980s New York. Ms. Mun was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up there and in the Bronx, New York.

For more information, see literatureforallofus.org.

Start: May 4 2013 12:00 pm

Annual Literature for All of Us “Honor Thy Mother” Luncheon at the InterContinental, O’Hare

NAMI MUN  --  Miles from Nowhere


Award-winning Chicago writer Mun makes her fiction debut with the story of a teenage runaway on the streets of 1980s New York. Ms. Mun was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up there and in the Bronx, New York. To reserve tickets and for more information, see literatureforallofus.org.

Sunday May 05, 2013
Start: May 5 2013 2:00 pm

JESS WALTER  --  Beautiful Ruins


The author appears as the culmination of the Wilmette Public Library’s “One Book, Everybody Reads” program. Her novel, which begins in 1962 on the set for the film “Cleopatra” and fast-forwards to present-day LA, was hailed as one of the best books of 2012. For more information about tickets, go to http://www.wilmette.lib.il.us/events, click on “Calendar,” and search for that day.

Monday May 06, 2013
Start: May 6 2013 12:00 pm


Four appearances by Daley biographer KEITH KOENEMAN
First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley

 

Hear Huffington Post writer Koeneman talk about his book The First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley. Based on unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration and Chicago business and cultural leaders, it tells an insider story of Mayor Daley’s political triumph and personal evolution.

Tuesday May 07, 2013
Start: May 7 2013 12:00 pm

ISABEL ALLENDE  --  Maya’s Notebook

The bestselling author talks about her new novel, a contemporary story about Maya, an American teen who falls into the crosshairs of warring forces after she descends into a life of drugs and crime. To survive, Maya is sent by her immigrant grandmother to a remote island off her native Chile. 

Note: Isabel Allende has just been named the recipient of the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 2013 Carl Sandburg Literary Award honoring “an author whose significant body of work has enhanced the public’s awareness of the written word.”  It will be presented in October.

 

Wednesday May 08, 2013
Start: May 8 2013 4:00 pm

REBECCA STEAD  --  Liar & Spy

The author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me talks to young readers about her newest, a story about spies, games, and friendship. This book is the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library’s “One Book, Two Villages” selection for kids this spring. We’re partnering with the library for this event.

Start: May 8 2013 7:00 pm

MARTHA CURRY  --  Barat College: A Legacy, A Spirit, and a Name

Sister Curry, an alumna and former member of the English faculty at Barat College, tells the story of the school and its namesake, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Friday May 10, 2013
Start: May 10 2013 4:00 pm

SHERRI RINKER
Steam Train Dream Train


The author of one of our most popular children’s picture books, Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site reads from her brand new one.

Saturday May 11, 2013
Start: May 11 2013 11:00 am
End: May 11 2013 1:00 pm

ART SMITH
Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort: How America’s Favorite Celebrity Chef Got it Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health

In his new book, Oprah's personal chef—with the help of his celebrity friends—shows readers how to cook wonderful meals that also help people lose weight. Smith lost 100 pounds on this plan. Hear him tell about it!

 

Start: May 11 2013 3:00 pm

YOUNG ADULT SUMMER READING PREVIEW


Authors T.M. Goeglein and Joelle Charbonneau, along with staff and teen reviewers, will make  recommendations for summer reading. See details on the children’s page.

 

Monday May 13, 2013
Start: May 13 2013 12:00 pm


Three appearances by actress SALLY KELLERMAN
Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life

 

Kellerman, whose portrayal of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in M*A*S*H remains a landmark performance, talks about her memoir, filled with tales of her years as an up-and-coming actress at a time when the innocence of the 1950s collided with the free spirit of the 1960s—and the remarkable career that followed.

 

Start: May 13 2013 12:00 pm

MARCIA COYLE
The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution

Coyle, the chief Washington correspondent for The National Law Journal and a regular on PBS’s NewsHour, gives readers a ringside seat to the constitutional maelstrom at the center of the current Supreme Court. Her analysis shows how dedicated conservative lawyers and groups are strategizing to find and craft cases to bring up the judicial road to the Supreme Court with an eye on a receptive conservative majority

Start: May 13 2013 12:00 pm

JOHN HALL
Queen Elizabeth and Her Church: Royal Service at Westminster


The Very Reverend Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey, reflects on Queen Elizabeth’s pattern of leadership as devoted service and offers insight into some special occasions—not all widely known.

Start: May 13 2013 12:00 pm

JOHN HALL
Queen Elizabeth and Her Church: Royal Service at Westminster


The Very Reverend Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey, reflects on Queen Elizabeth’s pattern of leadership as devoted service and offers insight into some special occasions—not all widely known.

Start: May 13 2013 5:30 pm

Three appearances by actress
SALLY KELLERMAN
Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life

Kellerman, whose portrayal of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in M*A*S*H remains a landmark performance, talks about her memoir, filled with tales of her years as an up-and-coming actress at a time when the innocence of the 1950s collided with the free spirit of the 1960s—and the remarkable career that followed

 

See also MAY 14 Luncheon, The Union League Club

Tuesday May 14, 2013
Start: May 14 2013 12:00 pm

SALLY KELLERMAN
Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life

 

Kellerman, whose portrayal of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in M*A*S*H remains a landmark performance, talks about her memoir, filled with tales of her years as an up-and-coming actress at a time when the innocence of the 1950s collided with the free spirit of the 1960s—and the remarkable career that followed.

 

Start: May 14 2013 7:00 pm

Four appearances by Daley biographer
KEITH KOENEMAN
First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley

Hear Huffington Post writer Koeneman talk about his book The First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley. Based on unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration and Chicago business and cultural leaders, it tells an insider story of Mayor Daley’s political triumph and personal evolution.

Wednesday May 15, 2013
Start: May 15 2013 12:00 pm

KEITH KOENEMAN
First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Dale


Hear Huffington Post writer Koeneman talk about his book The First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley. Based on unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration and Chicago business and cultural leaders, it tells an insider story of Mayor Daley’s political triumph and personal evolution.

Thursday May 16, 2013
Start: May 16 2013 6:00 pm

6 pm Cocktail Party, 7:30 pm Book Lecture

GILLIAN FLYNN
“The Art of Constructing a Thriller”


The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, which is the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library’s current “One Book Two Villages” selection, talks about her writing and the amazing success of her novels. To sign up (6 pm Cocktail Party + Lecture, $30; 7:30 pm, Lecture only, $10), go to http://obtv13.eventbrite.com.

 

Friday May 17, 2013
Start: May 17 2013 12:00 pm

RICK ATKINSON
The Guns at Last Light

The author talks about the final volume in his Liberation Trilogy, which began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and continued with The Day of Battle. His latest is his much-anticipated telling of the story of the titanic battle for Western Europe at the end of World War II.

Saturday May 18, 2013
Start: May 18 2013 3:00 pm

CORY FRANKLIN
Chicago Flashbulbs: A Quarter Century of News, Politics, Sports, and Show Business

Franklin is a medical doctor who was director of medical intensive care at Cook County Hospital for more than 20 years and an editorial board contributor to the Chicago Tribune. His book is a series of nationally published columns probing the forensics of the human condition.

Tuesday May 21, 2013
Start: May 21 2013 12:00 pm

KEITH KOENEMAN
First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley

Hear Huffington Post writer Koeneman talk about his book The First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley. Based on unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration and Chicago business and cultural leaders, it tells an insider story of Mayor Daley’s political triumph and personal evolution.

Start: May 21 2013 12:00 pm

ALICE KAPLAN

Dreaming in French

Yale French literature professor Kaplan talks about her new tripartite biography exploring the study-abroad experience of three American women:  Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy), Susan Sontag and Angela Davis, all of whom found their time in Paris to be profoundly formative.

Start: May 21 2013 12:00 pm

EDWARD LEE
Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen

Multiple James Beard Award nominee Lee talks about his debut cookbook with tales from the restaurant world—he was raised in Brooklyn by a family of Korean immigrants and settled down in his adopted hometown of Louisville, where owns the acclaimed restaurant 610 Magnolia. Included in the book are more than 130 recipes with Korean roots and a Southern touch.

Wednesday May 22, 2013
Start: May 22 2013 12:00 pm

GREG BORZO
Chicago Cable Cars

In the late 1880s, Chicago became home to the largest cable car network in the world, and soon a nationwide cable car building boom would ensue. Chicago writer Borzo guides readers through a stretch of Chicago cable car history that most people never knew existed--even though they have been walking past, riding over and even dining in remnants of it for years.

Start: May 22 2013 12:00 pm

CHRISTINA SCHWARZ
The Edge of the Earth

The author of one of the season’s top new novels speaks about her book.

In 1898, a woman forsakes the comfort of home and family for a love that takes her to a remote lighthouse on the wild coast of California. What she finds at the edge of the earth, hidden between the sea and the fog, will change her life irrevocably.

Start: May 22 2013 7:00 pm

DALE KUSHNER
The Conditions of Love

Madison, Wisconsin writer—and former Ragdale fellow—talks about her debut novel, the story of a girl’s journey from childhood to adulthood as she reckons with her parents' abandonment, her need to break from society's limitations, and her desire for spiritual and erotic love.

Friday May 24, 2013
Start: May 24 2013 12:00 pm

PHIL JACKSON
Eleven Rings:  The Soul of Success

Former Bulls coach Jackson talks about his memoir, full of revelations about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.

Tuesday May 28, 2013
Start: May 28 2013 12:00 pm

OLYMPIA SNOWE
Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress

The former Republican senator from Maine draws on lessons learned as a policymaker and the frustration she shares with the American people about the government’s dwindling productivity. She argues that the government has lost its way, shows how this happened, and proposes ways to once again fulfill its mission.

 

Saturday June 01, 2013
Start: Jun 1 2013 1:30 pm
End: Jun 1 2013 4:30 pm

Caldecott Art Exhibit with ERIC ROHMANN and AARON REYNOLDS


Celebrate the art of children’s picture books with Aaron Reynolds, the author of this year’s Caldecott honor book Creepy Carrots, who at 1:30 pm will talk about how his story went from a creepy idea to a creepy finished book.

At 3:30 pm, Eric Rohmann, 2003 Caldecott Medal  recipient for My Friend Rabbit, talks about the process of creating art for children’s picture books. Recommended for ages 5 and up. No registration necessary. More information, at events.skokielibrary.info.

Wednesday June 05, 2013
Start: Jun 5 2013 12:00 pm


The Network: Portrait Conversations

Portraitist Lincoln Schatz talks about his book of generative video portraits of 100 entrepreneurs, industrialists, politicians, scientists, scholars, inventors, and other influential figures who play pivotal roles shaping the history and daily workings of America.  Luncheon

Start: Jun 5 2013 6:30 pm

6:30 pm at the store
    BULBUL BAHUGUNA
The Ghosts That Come Between Us
Local medical doctor and author Bahuguna reads from and signs her debut novel, a first-person narrative that follows the life journey of a girl named Nargis, whose story starts in the Himalayas in post-independence India, travels through Communist Russia, and ends in a Chicago suburb.

Thursday June 06, 2013
Start: Jun 6 2013 6:30 pm

Two Appearances:  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 6:30 pm at the store and
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 12 noon, Luncheon, The Standard Club


MARVIN KALB
The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed
The author explores the key question of why presidents have justified their war-making powers by citing "commitments," private and public, made by former presidents that have been proven to be tricky and dangerous and led the nation on a road to war. Marvin Kalb, a good friend of The Book Stall, is the former chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS and NBC News.

Friday June 07, 2013
Start: Jun 7 2013 12:00 pm


SUZANNE HAYES and LORETTA NYHAN

I’ll Be Seeing You

Local writer Nyhan and Connecticut author Hayes wrote this novel together long-distance before ever meeting in person – a circumstance mirrored in their novel. It’s the story of two very different women whose husbands are away serving in World War II and who bond through letters exchanged between their homes in New England and Iowa. Luncheon.

Start: Jun 7 2013 12:00 pm

Two Appearances:  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 6:30 pm at the store and
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 12 noon, Luncheon, The Standard Club


MARVIN KALB
The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed

The author explores the key question of why presidents have justified their
war-making powers by citing "commitments," private and public, made by
former presidents that have been proven to be tricky and dangerous and
led the nation on a road to war. Marvin Kalb, a good friend of The Book
Stall, is the former chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS and NBC
News.

Saturday June 08, 2013
Start: Jun 8 2013 3:00 pm


B.J. WAGNER

World War II Hits Home

The author discusses her young adult novel about the racism experienced by Japanese-Americans at the time of their relocation during World War II. Writes the author: “The purpose of this account is to show how damaging it can be when national prejudice is turned against a people just because their racial characteristics resemble those of others who threaten their safety. One hopes that present-day readers will recognize that prejudice against all Muslims of Arabic descent is just as misguided as was the prejudice against Japanese-Americans during World War II.”

Sunday June 09, 2013
Start: Jun 9 2013 4:30 pm


COLUM McCANN

TransAtlantic

The author of the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin talks about his new novel that spans continents and centuries and unites a cast of characters both real and imagined. Its setting jumps from Newfoundland in 1919, when two aviators set course for Ireland to attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic; to Dublin in 1845 and ’46, where Frederick Douglass is on a lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography; to New York in 1998, where Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast to shepherd the bitter Northern Ireland peace talks to a conclusion.  Wine and cheese.

Monday June 10, 2013
Start: Jun 10 2013 12:00 pm


GILLIAN ROYES

The Man Who Turned Both Cheeks

Jamaica-born Royes, who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands, talks about her new book, the second in a mystery series featuring Shad, a Jamaican bartender-detective. It’s a sequel to her debut novel, The Goat Woman of Largo Bay.  Luncheon.

Start: Jun 10 2013 6:30 pm


KEVIN O’BRIEN

Unspeakable

O’Brien—a North Shore native, New Trier “East” grad, and brother-in-law of bestselling author Mike Leonard—signs his riveting new thriller that takes readers into the darkest corners of the human mind, where a therapist unwittingly uncovers a tangled web of deception, corruption, and murder.

Tuesday June 11, 2013
Start: Jun 11 2013 3:00 pm
End: Jun 11 2013 4:30 pm

Camp Reads for Kids
The Book Stall’s children’s book guru Robert McDonald reviews some great books for reading at home or summer camp. Join us to get oodles of suggestions.

Thursday June 13, 2013
Start: Jun 13 2013 6:31 pm

WENONAH HAUTER
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

One of the nation’s leading healthy food advocates takes aim at the consolidation and corporate control of food production, which she believes prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people have in the grocery store.  She is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, a D.C.-based watchdog organization, and also owns a working farm in Virginia.

Friday June 14, 2013
Start: Jun 14 2013 6:30 pm

Children’s event at the store


“Don’t Tell the Pigeon About This Party” a celebration of Mo Willem's unforgettable Pigeon character.  We'll read stories and sing Happy Birthday to the Pigeon--he turns 10 this year! 

PJs and stuffed animal guests encouraged.

Tuesday June 18, 2013
Start: Jun 18 2013 6:30 pm

MARK INGWER


Empathetic Marketing: How to Satisfy the 6 Core Emotional Needs of Your Customers

 

Chicago-based business psychologist Ingwer expands on his groundbreaking approach to understand consumers’ core emotional needs.

Wednesday June 19, 2013
Start: Jun 19 2013 3:00 pm

 Children’s event at the store  --  “Get Unbored”


We will have craft activities from Bloomsbury's new book Unbored to keep summer blahs at bay.  Good for ages 7-9. 

Registration is required for this one.

Start: Jun 19 2013 6:30 pm

DEAN JENSEN

Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus

Milwaukee author Jensen tells the true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona, of the famous Flying Codona Brothers.

Jensen’s three earlier books focused on subjects from the worlds of the circus, carnivals, and the vaudeville stage. His new one is a great summer read!

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