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Book notes: Meet Janet Evanovich at Skokie's B&N

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By Laura Stewart

• Danielle Sosin, winner of the 2011 Milkweed National Fiction Prize, discusses her novel "The Long Shining Waters" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Novelist Lauren Kate reads from and signs copies of "Rapture," the final title in the best-selling "Fallen" series for young adults, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Barnes and Noble -- Old Orchard, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. (847) 676-2230 or barnesandnoble.com. Kate will also read from and sign "Rapture" at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

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• New York Times best-selling author Jen Lancaster will discuss her novels "My Fair Lazy" and "Jeneration X" at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Warren-Newport Public Library District, 224 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required at (847) 244-5150 or at wnpl.info.

• Park Ridge author David Carani, whose short story "The Paradise Aperture" was included in the anthology "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 28," signs copies of the book from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Barnes and Noble, 590 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. (847) 310-0450 or barnesandnoble.com.

• Best-selling spy novelist Alan Furst discusses and signs his book "Mission to Paris" at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Meet "The Skeleton Box" author Bryan Gruley as he discusses and signs copies of his book at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is required. Call (847) 362-2330 or visit webres.cooklib.org.

• David Ellis reads from and signs copies of his latest crime thriller, "Wrong Man," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Author and social justice advocate Mark Shriver, son of the late Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver, discusses his book, "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver," from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• "You Came Back" author Christopher Coake reads from and signs copies of his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Author Tom Montgomery Fate discusses and signs copies of his book "Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, in the historic Brushwood home on the grounds of Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods Road, 1 miles south of Route 22, Deerfield. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is required. Call (847) 968-3321 or visit lcfpd.org.

• Best-selling author Janet Evanovich signs copies of "Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel," the second installment in her "Wicked" series, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Barnes and Noble -- Old Orchard, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. (847) 676-2230 or barnesandnoble.com.

• Glen Ellyn native Gretchen Berg reads from and signs copies of her book "I Have Iraq in My Shoe: Misadventures of a Soldier of Fashion" at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Barnes and Noble Oakbrook Center, 297 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. (630) 684-0586.

• Meet "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn as she reads from and signs copies of the thriller at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice presents her new cookbook, "Fabulicious! Fast & Fit: Teresa's Low-Fat, Super-Easy Italian Recipes," at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

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