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Updated: March 28, 2013 10:06PM



MARCH 30

• Jay Wexler will read from and discuss “The Adventures of Ed Tuttle, Associate Justice and Other Stories,” 7 p.m. at Quimby’s, 1854 W. North.

APRIL 1

• Jacqueline Winspear will discuss and sign “Leaving Everything Most Loved” during a Women Writers Series luncheon, noon at Avli Restaurant, 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka. Sponsored by the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Jacqueline Winspear will discuss and sign “Leaving Everything Most Loved,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 2

• Ridley Pearson will discuss and sign “Dark Passage,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Daniel Pink will discuss and sign “To Sell is Human,” 7 p.m. at Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. Book purchase from Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, includes admission for two. More information: (630) 355-2665.

• Bobby Biedrzycki, Lott Hill and Earliana McLaurin will read from “Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck,” 7 p.m. at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee.

• Two Cookie Minimum Reading Series, featuring Christine Sneed (“Little Known Facts”) and Adam McOmber (“The White Forest”), 9 p.m. at The Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont. Ages 21 and older.

APRIL 3

• Naomi Benaron will discuss “Running the Rift,” 7 p.m. at Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. Free tickets available at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Jennifer Fosberry will discuss and sign “Isabella: Star of the Story,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Cara Black will discuss and sign “Murder Below Montparnasse,” 7 p.m at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Christel Schmidt, editor of “Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies,” will discuss and sign the book after a special screening of “Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall,” 7:30 p.m. at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee. Admission: $5

APRIL 4

• Jennifer Fosberry will discuss and sign “Isabella: Star of the Story,” 4:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• The 14th annual citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival, 5:30 p.m. in Columbia College Chicago’s Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan.

• Caroline Kennedy will discuss and sign “Poems to Learn by Heart,” 7 p.m. at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. Tickets are required and available while they last at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. More information: (630) 355-2665.

• Lee Sandlin will discuss and sign “The Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Ezekiel Emanuel will discuss and sign “The Brothers Emanuel: A memoir of an American Family, 7 p.m. at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Admission for two is purchase of the book from the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

APRIL 5

• Alyson Noel (“Echo”), Rainbow Rowell (“Eleanor & Park”) and C.C. Hunter (“Chosen at Nightfall”) will discuss and sign their YA novels, 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room in the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston.

• Caroline Kennedy will discuss and sign “Poems to Learn By Heart,” 5 p.m. at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel, Highland Park.

• Christine Sneed will discuss and sign “Little Known Facts,” and Alex Shakar will discuss and sign “Luminarium,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Glennon Melton will discuss and sign “Carry On Warrior,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• The authors of the coffee table book “Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country” will discuss and sign the book, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Anne Lamott will discuss and sign “Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers,” 7 p.m. at the WOmen’s Exchange, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. To register ($20): womens-exchange.org.

APRIL 6

• Christel Schmidt, editor of “Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies,” will discuss and sign the book after a special screening of “Sparrows,” noon at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport.

• Chris Sarcletti will discuss and sign “See Live Eat: Globetrotting With a Fork and a Conscience” at a book launch party, 1-4 p.m. at the Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne.

• Brandon Mull will discuss and sign “Chasing the Prophecy,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• H.D. Carpenter will discuss and sign her debut YA novel “The Fall From Grace,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

APRIL 7

• Robin LaFevers will discuss and sign “Dark Triumph, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Mike Greenberg will discuss and sign “All You Could Ask For,” 2 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Jennifer Perillo will discuss and sign “Homemade With Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from Jennie’s Kitchen,” 4 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

APRIL 8

• Alyson Noel (“Echo”), Rainbow Rowell (“Eleanor & Park”) and C.C. Hunter (“Chosen at Nightfall”) will discuss and sign their YA novels, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Hawa Abdi will discuss and sign “Keeping Hope ALive,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Amy Stewart will discuss and sign “The Drunken Botanist,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

APRIL 9

• William Kent Krueger will discuss and sign “Ordinary Grace,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Amy Stewart will discuss and sign “Drunken Botanist,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 10

• William Kent Krueger will discuss and sign “Ordinary Grace,” noon at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 W. Madison.

• After-school YA event features four authors — T.M. Goeglein (“Cold Fury”), James Kennedy (“The Order of Odd-Fish”), Molly Backes (“The Princess of Iowa”) and Janet Fox (“Sirens”) — 4 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Andy Cohen will discuss and sign “Most Talkative: Stories From the Front Lines of Pop Culture,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Liesl Shurtliff will discuss and sign “RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin,” at a 7 p.m. launch party at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• William Kent Krueger will discuss and sign “Ordinary Grace,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Janet Fox will discuss and sign “Sirens,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Elizabeth Strout (“The Burgess Boys”) will be interviewed by author Jane Hamilton, 7 p.m. at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Admission for two is the purchase of the book at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

APRIL 11

• Christina Schwarz will discuss and sign “The Edge of the Earth,” noon at Avli Restaurant, 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka.

• Poets Cynthia Gallaher (“Omnivore Odes: Poems About Food, Herbs and Spices”), Ariana Nadia Nash (“Instructions For Preparing Your Skin”), Elizabeth Jacobson (“Her Knees Pulled In”) and “Michael Robbins (“Alien vs. Predator”) will read from their work, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Christina Schwarz will discuss and sign “The Edge of the Earth,” 7 p.m. at the Lake Villa Public Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa.

• Elizabeth Strout will discuss and sign “The Burgess Boys,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 12

• Nia Vardalos will discuss and sign “Instant Mom,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Vladimir Alexandrov will discuss and sign “The Black Russian,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

APRIL 13

• Rachel Maddow will discuss her best-seller “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power” during a Q&A session, 2 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Tickets available with purchase of the book from Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove or 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. More information: (630) 963-2665.

• Liesl Shurtliff will discuss and sign “RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin,” 3 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Christine Sneed will discuss and sign “Little Known Facts,” 4 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston.

• Poetry off the Shelf with Coral Bracho and Juan Carlos Mestre, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

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