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Updated: November 21, 2012 5:36PM



NOV. 26

• Pete Townshend will sign his autobiography, “Who I Am,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Signing line tickets will be distributed starting at 9 a.m. to customers with a copy of the book and proof of purchase from Barnes & Noble.

NOV. 27

• Wm. Paul Young will discuss and sign “Cross Roads,” noon at Books A Million, 144 S. Clark.

• Charlotte Pierce-Baker will discuss and sign “This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son, 5 p.m. at Northwestern University, University Hall 201, 1897 Sheridan Rd., Evanston.

• Members of America’s Test Kitchen cast will be on hand with “The Science of Good Cooking,” 7 p.m. at Unity Temple/The Book Table, 875 Lake St., Oak Park. Tickets: $10. Info: (708) 386-9800.

• Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith aka The Hearty Boys will discuss “The New Old Bar: Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks From the Hearty Boys,” plus conduct a food tasting, 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

NOV. 28

• B.A. Shapiro will discuss ner new book, “The Art Forger,” during a luncheon, noon at Avli, 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka. Reservations: (847) 446-8880.

• Jeremy Roenick will discuss “J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. For ticket to the event, purchase book at the Book Stall.

• B.A. Shapiro will discuss and sign “The Art Forger,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Mike Huckabee will discuss and sign “Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather’s Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most, 7:30 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Writers Allison Adler, Jennifer A. Freeman, Claire Young and Vicki Zwart, plus editor Angus Carroll, will discuss and sign “Lyin’ Cheatin’ Bastards,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark.

NOV. 29

• Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg will discuss and sign his new book, “You Were Never in Chicago,” 6:30 p.m. at the Book Bin, 1151 Church St., Northbrook.

• Richard Cahan and Michael Williams will discuss and sign “Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows,” 6:30 p.m. at After-Words Books, 23 E. Illinois.

• Madeline Miller will discuss and sign “The Song of Achilles,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Ira Fistell will discuss and sign “Mark Twain: Three Encounters,” 7 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• David Nasaw will discuss and sign “The Patriarch, 7 p.m. at Koten Chapel at North Central College, 329 E. School St., Naperville. Purchase book at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, to receive admission to event.

• Editor Lori Rotskoff and contributor Deborah Seigel will discuss and sign “When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 4233 N. Clark.

NOV. 30

• Panel discussion with seven Midwest debut authors: Lisa Jenn Bigelow (“Starting From Here”); M.E. Kokie (“Personal Effects”); Heather Anastasiu (“Glitch”); J.A. Souders (“Renegade”); Lauren Ellen (“Blind Spot”); Anne Greenwood Brown (“Lies Beneath”), and Elissa Janine Hoole (“Kiss the Morning Star”), 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith aka The Hearty Boys will discuss “The New Old Bar: Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks From the Hearty Boys,” plus conduct a food tasting, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Jim Butcher will discuss and sign “Cold Days,” 8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Signing line tickets will be distributed starting at 9 a.m. to customers with a copy of the book and proof of purchase from Barnes & Noble.

DEC. 1

• Michael A. Black will discuss and sign “Sacrificial Offerings,” 2 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Jeremy Roenick will discuss and sign “J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey, 2:30 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

• Recent Northwestern MA/MFA graduates Megan Sullivan, Sarah Hollenbeck, Matt Hlinak, plus faculty member Steve Amick, will present a reading, 6 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

DEC. 2

• M.E. May will discuss and sign “Perfidy,” 1 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

DEC. 3

• Brandon Mull will discuss and sign “The Arcade Catastrophe,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

DEC. 4

• Marie Tillman (“The Letter: My Journey through Love, Loss and Life”) and Jon Krakauer (“Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman”) will join CBS journalist Jeff Glor in discussion, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

DEC. 5

• The Hearty Boys — Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith — will discuss and sign “The New Old Bar,” a collection of 200 classic cocktail recipes, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors Down, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

DEC. 6

• Jon Meacham will discuss “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” 7 p.m. at Wentz Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Purchase of book at Anderson’s, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, admits two to the event.

• Luis Alberto Urrea will discuss and sign “Queen of America, 7 p.m. at the Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln.

DEC. 13

• Poetry and Dance: “World Outleaps the World,” 6 p.m. at Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan.

• Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus will discuss “Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• T.M. Goeglein will discuss “Cold Fury” with the Adults Who Love to Read YA Lit group, with book signing after, 7:30 p.m. at Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Everyone invited.

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