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Updated: November 1, 2012 6:50PM



NOV. 2

• Jennifer Chiaverini will discuss and sign “The Giving Quilt,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Kathleen Rooney will discuss and sign “Robinson Alone” during a book release party, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

NOV. 3

• Hank Phillippi Ryan will discuss and sign “The Other Woman,” 2 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

NOV. 4

• Poetry Off the Shelf: “Crazy Brave: The Life and Poetry of Joy Harjo,” noon at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior. Admission: $10; $5 for students with ID.

• Helen Macie Osterman will discuss and sign “The Evil Eye,” 1 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Suzanne Kline and Cosmo the therapy dog will appear at a special “election” event, 5 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

NOV. 5

• China Mieville will read from his latest work, 5 p.m. in the Angell Reading Room of Roosevelt University’s 10th floor library, 430 S. Michigan.

NOV. 7

• Kelly O’Connor McNees will discuss and sign “In Need of a Good Wife,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• John Flannigan will discuss and sign “The Hunters: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 3” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Bree Housley will discuss and sign “We Hope You Like This Song: An Overly Honest Story About Friendship, Death and Mix Tapes, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1441 W. Webster.

NOV. 8

• Jami Attenberg will discuss and sign “The Middlesteins,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• R.L. Stine will discuss and sign “Red Rain,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• J. Patrick Lewis and Matt Cordell will discuss and sign “If You Were a Chocolate Mustache,” 7 p.m at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

NOV. 9

• Kathleen Rooney will read from “Robinson Alone,” 7 p.m. at the Frugal Muse Bookstore, Chestnut Court Shopping Center, 7511 Lemont Rd., Darien.

NOV. 10

• Hobbit Anniversary Party celebrates the 75th birthday of “The Hobbit” and its beloved main character Bilbo. Celebrate all things Hobbit, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

NOV. 11

• Jami Attenberg will discuss and sign “The Middlesteins,” 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

NOV. 12

• Kathleen Rooney will read from “Robinson Alone,” 5 p.m. at the Gage Gallery, Roosevelt Univerwity, 18 S. Michigan.

• Jami Attenberg will discuss and sign “The Middlesteins,” 7 p.m. at Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling.

NOV. 13

• Gregory Harms will discuss “It’s Not About Religion,” 7 p.m. at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd Floor. For more information: midlandauthors.com.

NOV. 14

• Poets Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Maxine Scates will read from their works, 5:30 p.m. at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan, Second Floor.

• Ally Condie will discuss and sign “Reached,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Bree Housley will discuss and sign “We Hope You Like This Song: An Overly Honest Story About Friendship, Death and Mix Tapes, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

NOV. 15

• Poetry Off the Shelf, featuring Sijo poetry with David McCann, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

NOV. 16

• Andrew Vachss will discuss and sign “Black Jack: A Cross Novel,” “A Bomb Built in Hell” and “The Protector,” 7 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Kathleen Rooney will read from “Robinson Alone,” 7 p.m. at Aromas Coffeehouse, 1033 Jones St.

• B.A. Shapiro will discuss and sign “The Art Forger,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

NOV. 17

• Chanda Bell will discuss and sign “The Elf on the Shelf,” 2 p.m. at Macy’s, 111 N. State.

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