Author Events

  • Author Kelly Simmons at Lake Forest Book Store

    Kelly Simmons joins us at Lake Forest Book Store to present her newest novel.

    WHERE SHE WENT

    Sourcebooks Landmark  $16.00  Releases October 1, 2019 (Direct to Paperback)

    Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    at Lake Forest Book Store

    Books available for purchase and signing

    Refreshments will be served

    Call 847-234-4420 to sign up

    Maggie McFarrell is still reeling from her police officer husband's suspicious death when she sends her only child, Emma, off to college in the city, leaving a very empty nest and a palpable sense of dread. After 18 years of knowing where her daughter was every minute of every day, sending her out into the world alone is almost unthinkable. But Maggie forces herself to back away from constant texting and Facetiming, to give her daughter the space all the online articles say she needs to become an independent person. And then, just as Maggie starts to relax and believe that everything is going to be okay, Emma disappears. Where She Went is a story of letting go, and the secrets that surface when the person keeping them is gone.

    Kelly is a former journalist and current novelist/advertising creative director. She is the author of Standing Still (2009) and The Bird House (2011), which both received outstanding trade reviews. She lives outside of Philadelphia.

     

    Event date: 
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Avenue
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Luncheon featuring Author William Kent Krueger at The Deer Path Inn

    Join us for a luncheon welcoming author William Kent Krueger at The Deer Path Inn

    THIS TENDER LAND

    Atria Books  $27.00  Released September 3, 2019

    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM
    at The Deer Path Inn
    255 East Illinois Road

    Lake Forest, IL 60045

    $55 includes lunch and book

    Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 847-234-4420 

    1932, Minnesota--the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent's wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an en-thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

    William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary Grace, winner of the Edgar Award for best novel, as well as eighteen Cork O'Connor novels, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family.

     

     
    Event date: 
    Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
    Event address: 
    The Deer Path Inn
    255 East Illinois Road
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Cocktails with Travel Author Patricia Schultz at North Shore Distillery

    Join author Patricia Schultz at North Shore Distillery as she discusses her new travel book.

    1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE (DELUXE EDITION): THE WORLD AS YOU'VE HAVE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

    Artisian Publishers $50.00  Releases October 15, 2019

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM
    at North Shore Distillery
    13990 Rockland Road

    Libertyville, IL 60048

    $65 for individual or $75 per couple (includes 1 book, 1 drink and appetizers)

    RSVP required. Call 847-234-4420

    Patricia Schultz curates the world. When she published the original 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, she created not only a new kind of travel book but also a new way of thinking about our experiences and interests. Now Schultz captivates our hearts in the same compelling way her original book spoke to our minds. Moving from eloquent word to breathtaking image, she takes us on a visual journey of the best the world has to offer, and as we turn the pages and pore over these images, we feel it all: joy, curiosity, awe, passion, nostalgia (if we've been there), inspiration (because we want to go), and a profound and transforming sense of how lucky we are to live in a world filled with such beauty and wonder--to see tributaries of mist curling over the Great Wall, elephants grazing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, the sun setting on the wild coast of Donegal, masked whirling dancers at a festival in Bhutan. The book itself is a thing of beauty, an oversize feast of more than 1,000 all-new photographs and 544 pages, every spread and page designed to showcase these mesmerizing photographs and hold just enough of Schultz's lively text that we know why it is we're looking at them. It is a perfect gift for every traveler, every fan of the original, every dreamer whose Instagram feed is filled with pictures of places near and far.

    Patricia Schultz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with over 30 years of experience, she's written for Frommer's, Berlitz, and Access travel guides, as well as the Wall Street JournalCondé Nast Traveler, and Travel Weekly, where she is a contributing editor. Her home base is in New York City, but good luck finding her there.

    Author photo credited to Laura Barisonzi 

    Event date: 
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Event address: 
    North Shore Distillery
    13990 Rockland Road
    Li bertyville, IL 60048
  • Local Author Caroline Louise Walker at Lake Forest Book Store

    Illinois author Caroline Louise Walker joins us at Lake Forest Book Store to celebrate her debut fiction novel.

    MAN OF THE YEAR

    Gallery Books  $26.00  (Released June 11, 2019)

    Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 6PM to 7PM

    at Lake Forest  Book Store

    Books available for purchase and signing

    Refreshments will be served

    Call 847-234-4420 to sign up

    Dr. Robert Hart, Sag Harbor's just-named Man of the Year, is the envy of his friends and neighbors. His medical practice is thriving. He has a beautiful old house and a beautiful new wife and a beautiful boat docked in the village marina. Even his wayward son, Jonah, is back on track, doing well at school, finally worthy of his father's attentions. So when Jonah's troubled college roommate, Nick, needs a place to stay for the summer, Hart and his wife generously offer him their guest house. A win-win: Jonah will have someone to hang with, and his father can bask in the warm glow of his own generosity. But when he begins to notice his new houseguest getting a little too close to his wife, the good doctor's veneer begins to crack. All the little lies Robert tells--harmless falsehoods meant to protect everything he holds dear--begin to mount. Before long, he's embroiled in a desperate downward spiral, destroying the lives that stand in his way. It's only the women in his life--his devoted office manager, his friends, his wife--who can clearly see the truth. Biting and timely, Man of the Year races along at an electric pace, with a wicked twist that you won't see coming.

    Caroline Louise Walker grew up in Rock Island, Illinois. For her fiction and nonfiction, she has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts. She holds an MA from NYU. Man of the Year is her first novel.

    Author photograph by Jimmy Stewart (Blacksuit FM Photography)

     

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Avenue
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Luncheon Featuring Authors Laura Kamoie, Eliza Knight and Sophie Perinot at The Deer Path Inn

    Please join contributing authors Laura Kamoie, Eliza Knight and Sophie Perinot for lunch at The Deer Path Inn as they present their new historical novel depicting prominent women of the French Revolution.

    RIBBONS OF SCARLET: A NOVEL OF THE WOMAN OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

    William Morrow & Company  $27.00  (Releases October 1, 2019)

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    at The Deer Path Inn
    255 East Illinois Road

    Lake Forest, IL 60045

    $55 includes lunch and book

    Reservations required. Call 847.234.4420

    Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers--six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution--and change the world. In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise--upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women's march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king's pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution's ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France's blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unless unlikely heroine and courtesan's daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France's fate: the fearsome Robespierre.

    Laura Kamoie is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from The College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing fiction. Laura lives among the colonial charm of Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and two daughters.

    Eliza Knight is the multi-published author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor.

    Sophie Perinot received her BA in History from the College of Wooster and her law degree from Northwestern University. She is an active member of the Historical Novel Society and lives in Virginia.

     

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Avenue
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Sportswriter Don Pierson at Lake Forest Book Store

    Meet and Greet retired Chicago Tribune pro football sportswriter, Don Pierson as he presents a scrapbook memorializing the centennial anniversary of the Chicago Bears

    CHICAGO BEARS CENTENNIAL SCRAPBOOK

    $55.00 

    Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    at Lake Forest Book Store

    Books available for purchase and signing

    Refreshments will be served

    Call 847-234-4420 to sign up

    An Insider's look at the Chicago Bears. Hall of Fame Sportswriters Don Pierson and Dan Pompei connected with the foremost authority on the Chicago Bears, Virginia McCaskey, to create a unique look back at the first 100 years. The Chicago Bears Centennial Scrapbook, an insider take on coaches, players, ownership, key games, innovations as well as significant milestones and events that have shaped what The Chicago Bears are today.

    Don Pierson is a retired Chicago Tribune pro football sportswriter and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame writers' wing. He lives in Chicago, IL.

    Event date: 
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Avenue
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Local Author David Sweet at Lake Forest Book Store

    Local sports columnist and author David Sweet appears at Lake Forest Book Store with his new book centered on one of the most controversial events in Olympic Games history.

    THREE SECONS IN MUNICH: THE CONTROVERSIAL 1972 OLYMPIC BASKETBALL FINAL

    University of Nebraska Press  $30.00  Releases September 1, 2019

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    at Lake Forest Book Store

    Books available for purchase and signing

    Refreshments will be served

    Call 847-234-4420 to sign up

    “David Sweet takes readers on the twisted story of the 1972 Olympic basketball final against the Soviet Union. His book captures the spirit of the most controversial game in Olympic history—decided not on the court but by Cold War and international basketball politics.”—Tom McMillen, U.S. player on the 1972 team and former U.S. congressman. “The 1972 Olympics will never be forgotten for many reasons. David Sweet’s thorough presentation has brought the U.S.–Soviet Union game back to life. It’s still painful to read but remains an important part of Olympic history.”—Pat Williams, Orlando Magic founder and senior vice president and author of Character Carved in Stone. “Meticulously researched and engagingly written, David Sweet’s book brings new and enlightening perspective to the tragic 1972 Munich Olympics. For USA basketball, the loss to the Soviet Union remains the single most painful game in Olympic history. Three Seconds in Munich captures all the madness and frustration and brings a turbulent period thrillingly back to life.”—E. M. Swift, former writer for Sports Illustrated and author with Katarina Witt of Only with Passion.

     

    David A. F. Sweet is the author of Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final and Lamar Hunt: The Gentle Giant Who Revolutionized Professional Sports. He launched columns for WSJ.com and NBCSports.com and has written articles for the Chicago Sun-Times, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. He served as executive editor of The North Shore Weekend and as managing editor of the Lake Forester.

     
    Event date: 
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Avenue
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Artist and author Don Bono at Lake Forest Book Store

    Artist and author Don Bono appears at Lake Forest Book Store to promote his book highlighting iconic Chicago restaurants, pubs and steak houses.

    CHICAGO'S LEGENDS: TREASURES AND DREAMS

    PIC Consultants  $22.00

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    at Lake Forest Book Store

    Books available for purchase and signing

    Refreshments will be served

    Call 847-234-4420 to register

     

    Chicago's Legends: Treasures and Dreams was the first book published by Don Bono in 2011.  The book contains the artist's drawings of the famous Italian restaurants, Irish pubs and steak houses in Chicago. It also includes the history of the buildings and the owners who founded them. Including their struggles coming to America, and not able to speak a word of English. Additionally, there are 30 family secrete recipes, and the author;s black & white portraits of Chicago's celebrities. If you or family and friends love Chicago, you will love this book. This book is the perfect gift for anyone from Chicago.

     

    Don was born and raised in Chicago to Italian and Irish parents.He is the artist and author of Chicago's Legends,Treasures and Dreams. He is currently working on his second book, hopefully due by the holiday season.

    Event date: 
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Avenue
    Lake Forest, IL 60045