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posted: 5/10/2013 6:00 AM

Book notes: Meet local mystery writer Saturday

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By Laura Stewart

• Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of the best-selling picture books for children "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site" and "Steam Train, Dream Train," signs copies of her books at 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. The program is geared toward children ages 3-6. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill reads from and signs copies of his newest title, "NOS4A2," at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

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• "Give Me Chocolate" author Annie Hansen discusses and signs copies of her new mystery, a book set primarily in the Tri-Cities, at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva. For information, call (630) 232-4951.

• Jackson Galaxy, animal behaviorist, author and host of the Animal Planet channel television show "My Cat From Hell," reads from and signs copies of his new book, "Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love and Coming Clean," at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Eoin Colfer, The New York Times best-selling author of the "Artemis Fowl" series, reads from and signs copies of his new book, "The Reluctant Assassin," the first release in his new "WARP" series, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Beebe School. 110 E. 11th Ave., Naperville. The event is sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Tickets are free with the purchase of Colfer's book from Anderson's Bookshop. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Chef Brandon Baltzley reads from and signs copies of his book "Nine Lives: A Chef's Journey From Chaos to Control" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Anderson's Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson discusses his latest book, "The Guns at Last Light," the final installment in his liberation trilogy about World War II, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Le Jardin, the banquet and restaurant space inside of the visitors center at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Cantigny is Atkinsons's first stop on his national tour, following the book's official release on Tuesday, May 14. A book-signing follows the author's presentation. Copies of "The Guns at Last Light" will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free. For information, call (630) 260-8227 or visit firstdivisionmuseum.org.

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