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By Laura Stewart

• "Those We Love Most" author Lee Woodruff reads from and signs copies of her new book at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Anderson's Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Actress and children's book author Jamie Lee Curtis reads from and signs copies of her latest title, "My Brave Year of Firsts," at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "Forge of Darkness" fantasy author Steven Erikson discusses his new book at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston. Call (847) 448-8600 or visit epl.org. Erikson will also be reading from and discussing his book at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Anderson's Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

• Meet "Lucky Stuff" author Sharon Fiffer as she discusses and signs copies of her latest Jane Wheel mystery at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Newberry Medal winner Sharon Creech reads from and signs copies of her newest title, "The Great Unexpected," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Legendary professional baseball manager Tony La Russa signs copies of his book "One Last Strike" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Anderson's Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's Bookshop, at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, to get a place in the book-signing line. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Meet New York Times best-selling author Libba Bray as she reads from and signs copies of her newest title, "The Diviners," the debut title in a new historical series for teens, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith discusses his book "Who Stole the American Dream?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Author Jerry Crimmons discusses his historical novel "Fort Dearborn" (published in 2006) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. A book-signing follows the author's presentation. Admission and parking are free. (630) 260-8187 or firstdivisionmuseum.org.

• Maggie Stiefvater, The New York Times best-selling author of the "Shiver" trilogy for young adults, presents "The Raven Boys," her first novel in a new four-book series, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com. Stiefvater will also discuss her book at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Registration is required. Call (847) 362-2330 or visit webres.cooklib.org. Stiefvater will also be on hand to discuss her new book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston. The event, hosted by The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call (847) 448-8625 or visit epl.org.

• Author Susan Fitzgerald discusses the book "Letting Go With Love and Confidence," a book she co-authored with Kenneth Ginsburg, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is required. Call (847) 253-5675 or go to mppl.org.

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