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Updated: April 14, 2013 7:50PM



APRIL 15

• Eric Dregni will discuss and sign “Never Trust a Think Cook and Other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capital,” 6 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N. Michigan, Suite 1450.

• Julia Sweeney will discuss and sign “If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Chris Rylander will discuss and sign “The Fourth Stall, Part III,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 16

• William Friedkin will discuss and sign “The Friedkin Connection,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Poet, critic and president of the John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Edward Hirsch will speak at a Society of Midland Authors event, 7 p.m. at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd Floor. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free; donations accepted.

• Benjamin Lytal will discuss and sign “A Map of Tulsa,” 7 p.m. at Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn.

• Sherry Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld will discuss and sign “Steam Train, Dream Train,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Marty Brounstein will discuss and sign “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust,” 7:30 p.m. at St. Petronille Church, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn.

APRIL 17

• Poetry off the Shelf with Marge Piercy and Ira Wood, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Local Author Night, with Kathleen Rooney (“Robinson Alone”), “Susan Hahn (“Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter”), BJ Best (“But Our Princess Is In Another Castle”) and Amy Leach (“Things That Are”), 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Elizabeth Berg will discuss and sign “Tapestry of Fortunes,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Marty Brounstein will discuss and sign “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust,” 7:30 p.m. at Schaumburg Public Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg.

APRIL 18

• Thomas Dyja will discuss and sign “The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the America Dream,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Gabrielle Robinson will read from and discuss “The Reluctant Nazi: Searching For My Grandfather,” 6:30 p.m. at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie.

• Curtis Stone will discuss and sign “What’s For Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Special event rules will apply. Call for details after April 11: (847) 676-2230.

• Kate Atkinson will discuss and sign “Life After Life,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Emily Gravett will discuss and sign “Again!, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 19

• John Boyne will discuss and sign “The House of Special Purpose,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• John Boyne will discuss and sign “The House of Special Purpose,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Sarah Dessen will discuss and sign “What Happened to Goodbye,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Guy Frakar will discuss and sign “Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Kat Von D will discuss and sign “Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love and Tattooing,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Special event rules will apply. Call for details after April 12: (847) 676-2230.

• Kerstin Lieff will discuss and sign “Letters From Berlin,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

APRIL 20

• Liesl Shurtliff will discuss and sign “RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin,” 1 p.m. at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

• John Boyne will discuss and sign “The House of Special Purpose,” 2 p.m. at Warren Newport Public Library, 224 N. Oplaine Rd., Gurnee.

• Thomas Dyja will discuss and sign “The Third Coast,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Julie Titone will read from “Boocoo Dinky Dow: My short, crazy Vietnam War,” co-authored with Grady C. Myers, 2 p.m. at the National Veterans Art Museum, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

• Sappho’s Salon: A Provocative Night of Lesbian Diversions, featuring M. Shelly Conner and a Coming Out Stories Open Mic, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark. Admission, $7-$10, includes food and wine.

APRIL 21

• Marty Brounstein will discuss and sign “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust,” 12:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1218 W. Addison.

• J. Michael Major will discuss and sign “One Man’s Castle,” 2 p.m. at the Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• William Alexander will discuss and sign Goblin Secrets, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Meg Wolitzer will discuss and sign “The Interestings,” 4:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

APRIL 22

• Elinor Lipman will discuss and sign “The View From Penthouse B” and “I Can’t Complain,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Andy Griffiths will dscuss and sign “The 13-Story Treehouse,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 23

• Andy Griffiths will discuss and sign “The 13-Story Treehouse,” 4:30 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Steven Harper will discuss and sign “The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Stacey Kade will discuss and sign “The Rules,” the first book in her “Project Paper Doll” YA series, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 24

• Jim Wallis will discuss and sign “On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good,” 7 p.m. at the Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St., Winnetka.

• Tim Grover will discuss and sign “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Bob Staake (“Bluebird”), Chris Raschka (“Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle”) and Dan Yaccarion (“Doug Unplugged”) will read from and discuss their picture books, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Aleksandar Hemon will discuss and sign “The Book of My Lives,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

APRIL 25

• Fabio Viviani will discuss and sign “Fabio’s Italian Kitchen,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1441 W. Webster.

• Poetry off the Shelf with Les Murray, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Nicole Knepper will discuss and sign “Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Poetry readings with “Robert McDonald, Richard Fox and Jen Besmer, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Tim Grover will discuss and sign “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

APRIL 26

• Fabio Viviani will discuss and sign “Fabio’s Italian Kitchen,” noon at Macy’s on State Street, Lower Level.

• Brian Kimberling will discuss and sign “Snapper,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Jennifer Close will discuss and sign “The Smart One,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Susanna Calkins will discuss and sign “Murder at Rosamund’s Gate,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• An evening of poetry with Carol L. Gloor (“Assisted Living”) adn Susanna Lang (“Tracing the Lines”), 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

APRIL 27

• Poetry off the Shelf with Campbell McGrath, 2 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center.

APRIL 28

• Eric Jerome Dickey will discuss and sign “Decadence,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

APRIL 29

• Best-selling science writers Mary Roach and Rebecca Skloot (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”) will discuss Roach’s new book, “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

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