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Book notes: Have lunch with Jonathan Odell

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By Laura Stewart

• Buffalo Grove native Jami Attenberg discusses her newest novel, "The Middlesteins," at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. (847) 459-4100 or indiantrailslibrary.org.

• Young adult author Christopher Pike reads from and signs copies of his new novel, "Witch World," at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "The Healing" author Jonathan Odell discusses his book at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Froggy's French Cafe, 306 Green Bay Road, Highwood. Admission is $41 (includes a copy of the book). Call the Lake Forest Bookstore at (847) 234-4420 or visit lakeforestbookstore.com.

• Author Ally Condie reads from and signs copies of "Reached," the conclusion to her "Matched" trilogy, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Mystery authors Gail Lukasik and Frances McNamara will take part in a panel discussion about their books at 7 p.m. Nov. 14, at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Lukasik discusses her mystery stories including "The Lost Artist." McNamara, author of the Emily Cabot series, discusses her latest title, "Death at Woods Hole." Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Free admission. Registration is required. Call (847) 362-2330 or visit webres.cooklib.org.

• Meet Eddie Payton, brother of the late Chicago Bears running back and NFL legend Walter Payton, as he reads from and signs copies of his book, "Walter & Me," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Anderson's Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Meet author Tad Hills as he reads from and signs copies of his newest title, "Rocket Writes a Story," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Anderson's Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Author Richard Paul Evans reads from and signs copies of his book "A Winter Dream" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. The bookstore will also be featuring the 20th anniversary edition of the author's holiday story, "The Christmas Box." Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the event. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

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