Author Event

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.

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

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.

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.

 

Reception and Book Launch with Artist René Romero Schuler at The Gallery

The Lake Forest Book Store and The Gallery present a Parisian-inspired evening with a talk by artist René Romero Schuler and Paris Fashion Week  looks by MARCUS accompanied by wine and hors d'oeuvres.

RENÉ ROMERO SCHULER

(Released June, 2019)

Tuesday,October 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM
at The Gallery
202 East Wisconsin Avenue

Lake Forest, IL 60645

$50 per individual or $65 per couple and includes an exclusive poster featuring René's Paris show.

Books available for purchase

Reservations Required. Call 847-234-4420

René will be donating the proceeds from the book sales to Art Impact Project

René Romero Schuler is one of the most important and well-collected, contemporary artists to emerge out of the Midwestern United States. Now living in both Chicago, IL and Carmel, CA, this artist is creating powerful images of strength and vulnerability that speak to the heart of the human condition: love, sorrow, solitude, and heartbreak; yet, through these depictions of difficult subjects, she inspires her viewers with hope, fortitude, and ultimately, enduring strength. The figures Schuler captures are equal parts self-portraiture and portraits of the range of human emotions that she has experienced in her all-too-colorful life. Her approach is personal yet universal, and essentially intimate. The work is visually and emotionally affecting; it powerfully reveals her appreciation for the struggle and triumph of the human condition and speaks to global and societal issues that continue to impact daily lives.

Schuler’s work is in the permanent collections of The Union League Club of Chicago, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago, Grand Valley State University in Michigan, Coral Springs Museum of Art, and St. Thomas University Museum of Art – Sardiñas Gallery in Miami. Her work is in public and private collections around the world and has exhibited internationally in Paris, Rome, Paxos, Singapore, and Beirut. A musical production, Jolere, was wholly inspired by Schuler’s works, with five original scores composed by Lee Kesselman and accompanying contemporary dance choreographed by Joanna Lees. Jolere performed to sold-out audiences in Minneapolis, 2013 and Chicago, 2015.

A book, René Romero Schuler: Life and Works, showcasing images of the artist’s thick impastos and striking figural canvases in addition to providing readers a look into her artistic process, was released in 2013. A book, simply titled René Romero Schuler, was released in August 2016, and a second hardcover book, also titled René Romero Schuler containing personal essays and poetry alongside her most recent works, was released summer 2019.

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)

 

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 

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.

 

Author Elliot Ackerman at Lake Forest Book Store

Former White House fellow, Marine veteran and author, Elliot Ackerman appears at Lake Forest Book Store

WAITING FOR EDEN

Knopf Publishing Group $23.00 (Released September 25, 2018)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM

at Lake Forest Book Store

Refreshment will be served

Books available for purchase and signing

Space is limited, so call 847-234-4420

From the National Book Award finalist, a breathtakingly spare and shattering new novel that traces the intersection of three star-crossed lives. Eden Malcom lies in a bed, unable to move or to speak, imprisoned in his own mind. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his hospital room. He has never even met their young daughter. And he will never again see the friend and fellow soldier who didn't make it back home--and who narrates the novel. But on Christmas, the one day Mary is not at his bedside, Eden's re-ordered consciousness comes flickering alive. As he begins to find a way to communicate, some troubling truths about his marriage--and about his life before he went to war--come to the surface. Is Eden the same man he once was: a husband, a friend, a father-to-be? What makes a life worth living? A piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty and betrayal, love and fear, Waiting for Eden is a tour de force of profound humanity.

Elliot Ackerman is the author of the novels Dark at the Crossing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Green on Blue. His writings have appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, D.C.

Author Photo Credit to Huger Foote

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