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Updated: May 31, 2012 7:04PM



JUNE 1

• Jeanne Cordova (“When We Were Outlaws”) in conversation with Achy Obejas,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

JUNE 2

• Jeff Shaara will discuss and sign “A Blaze of Glory,” noon at the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop, 357 W. Chicago.

• Chuck Spinner will discuss and sign “The Tragedy at the Loomis Street Crossing,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

JUNE 3

• Avon multi-author Romance event features: Rachel Gibson (“Rescue Me”), Elizabeth Boyle (“Along Came a Duke”), Sarah MacLean (“A Rogue”), Julia Quinn (“A Night Like This”) and Pamela Palmer (“A Blood Seduction”) will discuss and sign their new books, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• The Chicago Way literary series, featuring Randy Richardson (“Cheeseland”), Kim Strickland (“Down at the Golden Coin”), Rick Kaempfer and Brendan Sullivan (“The Living Wills”), 7 p.m. at the Hidden Shamrock, 2723 N. Halsted.

JUNE 4

• Buddy Guy will sign copies of his new book, “When I Left Home: My Story,” noon at Barbara’s Bookstore at Macy’s, 111 N. State.

• Jeff Shaara will discuss and sign “A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Roger Thurow will discuss and sign “The Last Hunger Season,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Rachel Gibson (“Rescue Me”), Elizabeth Boyle, Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn and Pamela Palmer will discuss and sign their latest books, 7 p.m. at Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Rd., Frankfort.

JUNE 5

• Bryan Gruley will discuss and sign “The Skeleton Box,” 6 p.m. at the Hidden Shamrock, 2723 N. Halsted.

JUNE 7

• Melanie Gideon will discuss and sign “Wife 22” during a luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at Lovell’s of Lake Forest, 915 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest. For tickets: (847) 234-8013.

• Tsoknyi Rinpoche will discuss “Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love,” 1 p.m. at Barbara’s Bookstore, 810 Village Center Dr., Burr Ridge.

• Penn Jillette will discuss and sign “God No! Signs You May Already Be An Atheist,” 7 p.m. at Meiley-Swallow Theatre, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville. For admission ticket, purchase the new book from Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Tsoknyi Rinpoche will discuss “Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love,” 7 p.m. at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodland.

• Melanie Gideon will discuss and sign “Wife 22,” 7 p.m. at the Wauconda Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda.

• Scott Jurek will discuss and sign “Eat and Run: My Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness,” 7:30 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports, 1620 N. Wells. Show up at 6:30 p.m. to participate in a group run before the event.

JUNE 8

• Michael Robbins will read from and discuss his debut poetry collection, “Alien vs. Predator,” 6 p.m. at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

• Chicago-based poets Krista Franklin (“Study of Love & Black Body”) and Michael Warr (“The Armageddon of Funk”) will read from their new works, 6 p.m. at Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted.

• Wayne Allen LeVine will discuss and sign “Insights of an Ordinary Man,” 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

JUNE 12

• Sarah Terez Rosenblum will discuss and sign “Herself When She’s Missing,” 7 p.m. at Firecat Gallery, 2124 N. Damen.

JUNE 13

• Anne Laughlin will discuss and sign “Runaway,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

JUNE 14

• Josh Schonwald will discuss and sign “The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches From the Future of Food,” 6 p.m. at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

• E.J. Dionne will discuss and sign “Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• St. Suki de la Croix will discuss and sign “Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Kerry Wood will sign copies of “All You Can Be, 7-8:30 p.m. at Costco, 2746 N. Clybourn.

JUNE 15

• Fred Afflerbach will discuss and sign “Roll On,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Lauren Kate will discuss and sign “Rapture,” 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

JUNE 16

• Jen Lancaster will discuss and sign “Jeneration X,” 2 p.m. at Warren Newport Public Library, 224 N. Oplaine Rd., Gurnee.

• Mike McPadden will discuss and sign “If You Like Metallica...” during a book release party, 7-10 p.m. at Salon Tress, 4101 N. Kedzie.

• Celebrate the life and works of writer James Joyce during a Bloomsday production of “Rattlin’ of the Joists,” 8 p.m. at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. Donations accepted.

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