Novel Affair - Ragdale's Best-Selling Authors

Friday September 26 at 6:00 p.m.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is the dramatic backdrop for convivial conversation with notable guests.
Delicious tastings and full bar.
Cocktail attire.

For tickets and more information, call 847-234-1063 or visit

Ragdale’s Novel Affair Benefit Brings Acclaimed Authors, Architects and Artists to Chicago’s North Shore on September 26 & 27

The 2014 line-­‐up of best-­‐selling authors and award-­‐winning artists and architects is:

  • Sherman Alexie –Poet, filmmaker, and award-­‐winning author of twenty-­‐four books, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-­‐Time Indian.

  • Jean Kwok – Chinese-­‐American novelist of the New York Times bestseller Girl in Translation, and recently released Mambo in Chinatown.

  • Judy Ledgerwood & Tony Tasset – Nationally acclaimed visual artists, currently exhibiting at University of Chicago’s Smart Museum and the 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York respectively.

  • Anthony Marra – New York Times bestselling novelist whose debut novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena has received numerous awards.

  • B.A. Shapiro – New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot and others, screen and short story writer.

  • Julia Sweeney – Actress, comedienne, Saturday Night Live alum, and author of If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother.

  • Stanley Tigerman & Margaret McCurry – Celebrated architects who have completed over 200 projects and are recipients of over 100 design awards.

  • Scott Turow – Attorney and author of ten bestselling novels, including Presumed Innocent, Burden of Proof, and most recently, Identical.

  • Luis Alberto Urrea – Mexican American, award winning author of Into the Beautiful North, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, and the Pulitzer finalist for The Devil’s Highway.

Books provided by Lake Forest Book Store


Author Events

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 6:00pm
Chicago Botanic Garden
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:00pm
Cook Memorial Public Library
Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:00am
Lake Forest Book Store
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm
Gorton Community Center
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:30pm
Dickinson Hall
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:00pm
Cook Memorial Public Library
Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:00pm
Warren-Newport Public Library
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 2:00pm
Ryerson Wood's Brushwood Center