Author Event

Children's Author Sherri Duskey Rinker at Lake Forest Book Store

Author Sherri Duskey Rinker appears at Lake Forest Book Store for Children's Story Time and book signing for her newest novel.

THREE CHEERS FOR KID MCGEAR

Chronicle Books   $17.99  Released September 24, 2019

Saturday,, December 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM

at Lake Forest Book Store

Books available for purchase and signing

Call 847-234-4420 to sign up

The big construction trucks are skeptical when Kid McGear the skid-steer shows up on the big construction site--after all a skid-steer is rather small. But when the big trucks run into trouble on a steep incline, Kid McGear proves that sometimes a small all-purpose truck may be just what is needed to save the day.

Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers. Sherri lives with her photographer husband and two sons in St. Charles, Illinois.

 

Debut Author Dena Dodd Perry at Lake Forest Book Store in Conversation with Dr. Vesna Skul

Join us to welcome author Dena Dodd Perry to Lake Forest Book Store as she appears in conversation with  Dr. Vesna Skul to discuss detoxification and menopause management

DETOXELICIOUS

Balboa Press  $40.95  Released January 17, 2019

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 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

This book is intended to be a ten-day powerful yet practical self-help book to assist you with your detoxification journey. None of us are perfect. Through my experience with real people and integrative medical doctors, this detox book aims to make your time in the kitchen worth it because our food-fitness journey is detoxifying and delicious. The food is healthier and designed to be dairy-free, sugar-free, grain-free, and plant-based from Mother Nature. This book is an easy soul food and fitness-inspired 10-day detox cleanse book for super busy people. Share this book with someone you love.

Dena Dodd Perry is an award-winning market researcher with over 20 years of experience in the wellness industry. Detoxelicious is her first health and fitness book. Dena is a momprenuer and yoga teacher 500-CYT. She received her 200 CYT training in Hot Power Yoga. Her training is in all major aspects of yoga including restorative yoga, pranayama breathing exercises, gentle flow yoga, chair yoga, detox yoga, pregnancy yoga and many other styles. Dena received her specialized mantra meditation training from the Deepak Chopra Center in San Diego. She truly loves sharing the gift of yoga with beginners with an emphasis on breath, body alignment and meditation. Her thesis was on yoga therapy for piriformis syndrome. She is now a patented inventor of America's first stylish yoga mat organizer, made with an open heart, by a yoga teacher. She has over 25 years of experience in statistical methods as an industrial engineer with over combined 10 years of pilates and yoga experience as both a student and teacher. She teaches corporate yoga classes on a weekly basis as an employee of Active Wellness based in Sausilito, California. Dena Dodd is the founder of YogaShero and the Pop.N.Go Rain Scarf brands. Her Pop.N.Go product launched AS SEEN On SHOPNBC in February 2011. Her product was featured in many publications including Beauty Business, Women's Health, ALL YOU, REAL SIMPLE and INSTYLE and others. Dena received her industrial engineering and MBA degrees from Northwestern University. She resides in Illinois with her husband, three kids and her dog. She and her husband are active philanthropists in the Chicagoland area for Primo Center for Homeless Families, Chicago Children's Museum and Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago. She strongly believes that giving back to communities is the price we pay for living. Dena also wants people to live well longer with plant-based lifestyle changes. She views this as her duty.

Dr. Vesna Skul is a founder and the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine, a multispecialty holistic medical practice for women in Chicago. 
Dr. Skul is a graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago, is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Rush University. She is also fellowship trained and board certified in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Her career has been devoted to caring for women in all phases of their lives. Dr. Vesna Skul speaks on a wide range of topics to professional and lay audiences around the country. Her areas of expertise within women’s health include lifestyle medicine, menopause management and the integration of alternative and complementary medicine into mainstream medical practice. In her spare time, Dr. Vesna Skul enjoys travel, classical music, hiking, organic gardening, and raw food preparation.  She avidly supports organizations empowering girls and women and protecting our environment.

 

Local Authors Mary Kubica and Lori Rader-Day at Lake Forest Book Store

Chicago-area authors Mary Kubica and Lori Rader-Day appear together at Lake Forest Book Store to promote their new novels.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM

at Lake Forest Book Store

Books are available for purchase and signing

Refreshments will be served

Space is limited. Call 847-234-2240 to sign up

THE OTHER MRS.

Park Row Publishers  $26.99  Releases February 18, 2030

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie, who is terrified by the thought of a killer in her very own backyard. But it's not just Morgan's death that has Sadie on edge. It's their eerie old home, with its decrepit decor and creepy attic, which they inherited from Will's sister after she died unexpectedly. It's Will's disturbed teenage niece Imogen, with her dark and threatening presence. And it's the troubling past that continues to wear at the seams of their family. As the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of Morgan's death. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.

THE LUCKY ONE

William Morrow & Company  $27.99  February 18, 2020

Most people who go missing are never found. But Alice was the lucky one... As a child, Alice was stolen from her backyard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within twenty-four hours and rescued her from harm. In the aftermath of the crime, her family decided to move to Chicago and close the door on that horrible day. Yet Alice hasn't forgotten. She devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice's screen that she recognizes, she's stunned to realize it's the same man who kidnapped her decades ago. The post is deleted as quickly as it appeared, leaving Alice with more questions than answers. Embarking on a search for the truth, she enlists the help of friends from The Doe Pages to connect the dots and find her kidnapper before he hurts someone else. Then Alice crosses paths with Merrily Cruz, another woman who's been hunting for answers of her own. Together, they begin to unravel a dark, painful web of lies that will change what they thought they knew--and could cost them everything. Twisting and compulsively readable, The Lucky One explores the lies we tell ourselves to feel safe.

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL and PRETTY BABY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter.

Lori Rader-Day is the author of Under a Dark SkyThe Day I DiedLittle Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She is a three-time Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee, winning the award in 2016. Lori lives in Chicago.

DEBUT AUTHOR ALI WENZKE AT LAKE FOREST BOOK STORE

Meet Chicago-area author Ali Wenzke at Lake Forest Book Store as she celebrates the publication of her first book
 
THE ART OF HAPPY MOVING: HOW TO DECLUTTER, PACK, AND START OVER WHILE MAINTAINING YOUR SANITY AND FINDING HAPPINESS
William Morrow & Company  $19.99  Released May 7, 2019
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 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

A comprehensive, upbeat guide to help you survive the moving process from start to finish, filled with fresh strategies and checklists for timing and supplies, choosing which items to toss and which to keep, determining the best place to live, saying farewell and looking forward to hello. Moving is a major life change--time consuming, expensive, often overwhelming, and sometimes scary. But it doesn't have to be! Instead of looking at it as a burdensome chore, consider it a new adventure.

The Art of Happy Moving offers step-by-step guidance, much-needed comfort, practical information, and welcome advice on every step of the process, including:

  • How to stage your home for prospective buyers
  • How to choose your next neighborhood
  • How to discard your belongings and organize your packing
  • How to say goodbye to your friends
  • How to make the transition easier for your kids
  • How to decorate your new home
  • How to build a new community
  • And so much more.

Ali shares invaluable personal anecdotes from her many moves, and packs each chapter with a wealth of information and ingenious tips (Did you know that if you have an extra-large welcome mat at the entrance of your home, it's more likely to sell?). Ali also includes checklists for packing and staging, and agendas for the big moving day.

Whether you're a relocating professional, newly married, a family with kids and pets, or a retiree looking to downsize, The Art of Happy Moving will help you discover ways to help make your transition an easier one--and be even happier than you were before.

Ali Wenzke and her husband moved ten times in eleven years, living in six states across the U.S. Now, she helps the millions of people who move each year by providing practical tips on how to build a happier life before, during and after the move on her blog, The Art of Happy Moving. Ali is happily settled in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three children. She doesn’t plan on moving any time soon. THE ART OF HAPPY MOVING is her first book.

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, and the owners who founded them, iincluding their struggles of 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.

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.

 

 

Best Selling Author Rebecca Makkai at Lake Forest Book Store

Author Rebecca Makkai appears at Lake Forest Book Store to celebrate her best-selling novel

THE GREAT BELIEVERS

Penguin Books  $16.00  Released as Paperback in June 1, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM

at Lake Forest Book Store

Books available for purchase and signing

Refreshments will be served

Space is limited. Call 847-234-2240 to register

 

"In 1985, Yale Tishman is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery where he works. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying, and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister. Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster."

Rebecca Makkai is the author of The BorrowerThe Hundred-Year House, which won the Novel of the Year Award from the Chicago Writers Association, and Music for Wartime. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short StoriesHarper's, and Tin House, among others. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

Photo credit to Susan Aurinko

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 SECONDS 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.

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.

Debut Author Lisa Marie Runfola at Lake Forest Book Store

Meet author Lisa Marie Runfola at Lake Forest Book Store as she celebrates the publication of her first book

A LIMITLESS LIFE IN A POWERLESS WORLD

Balboa Press  $12.00  Released February 5, 2019

Tuesday, Oct 15, 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

After living an average life in Buffalo, New York, author Lisa Marie Runfola gave it all up to marry her paramour and live abroad as an expat-only to return a few years later to support her ex-husband and children through his cancer and eventual death. In A Limitless Life in a Powerless World, she tells the story of a woman who changed her life after a lightbulb moment, having no idea her new life would change her in turn. Through parenthood, divorce, and grief, Runfola's experiences bring introspection and inspiration to those who are looking to find limitless opportunities in powerless circumstances. This powerful memoir follows her journey across an ocean and back again. Quotes and questions for reflection encourage a hard look at your own life and how you can reframe your experiences to help you grow. With raw honesty and radical self-acceptance, A Limitless Life in a Powerless World calls you to face what scares you, speak from the heart, and love your own messy, beautiful, perfect truth.

With the recent release of her first book, a teaching memoir.entitled A Limitless Life in a Powerless World, the press release describes Lisa Marie Runfola's writing as a unflinchingly courageous memoir that follows her journey across the ocean and back again. Lisa Marie Runfola went from living a conventional American lifestyle to an unconventional expat lifestyle. ... Runfola currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband and three of her children and frequently travels to both Sarasota, Florida, and Buffalo, New York, to meet with family.

Pages