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Authors: Marcus Pfister fetes 25 years of 'Rainbow Fish' at Skokie event

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  • Marcus Pfister signs copies of the 25th anniversary edition of his children's picture book "Rainbow Fish" Saturday, June 24, at Barnes and Noble in Skokie.

    Marcus Pfister signs copies of the 25th anniversary edition of his children's picture book "Rainbow Fish" Saturday, June 24, at Barnes and Noble in Skokie.
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• On Tuesday, June 20, the Authors Group welcomes Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures and former president of production at 20th Century Fox, to discuss her authorized biography, "Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker," by author Stephen Galloway. The event begins with a reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and Lansing's program at noon at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. The dress code is business-appropriate attire. No denim or athletic wear is allowed. $45. For tickets, see eventbrite.com/e/authors-group-presents-sherry-lansing-tickets-34163911178.

• Author Michael Hahn signs copies of his new book, "Hero Habits: The Guide to Thriving in Corporate America and in Life," at a book launch from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at TopGolf, 3211 Odyssey Court, Naperville. Admission is free and includes complimentary golf and hors d'oeuvres. Guests can pay $20 for the "Hero Admission," which includes a copy of Hahn's book. Some of the event's proceeds will be donated to the Feed My Starving Children organization. For information, visit bit.ly/hhbooklaunch.

• Norman Bolotin will discuss "Chicago's Grand Midway: A Walk Around the World at the Columbian Exposition," a book he co-authored with Christine Laing, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Deanna Cabinian will sign copies of her young adult novel "One Night" from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, during the Grayslake farmers market, outside of This Old Book at 138 Center St., Grayslake. (847) 548-6951 or thisoldbook.com.

• Joanne Cacciatore will discuss her book "Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• "Be True to Me" author Adele Griffin signs copies of her book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Karen Robards signs copies of her book "The Ultimatum: An International Spy Thriller" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Young adult title authors Adi Alsaid ("North of Happy"), Julie Eshbaugh ("Ivory and Bone"), Maurene Goo ("I Believe in a Thing Called Love"), E. Lockhart ("We Were Liars; Deluxe Edition") and Neal Shusterman ("Hawking's Hallway") discuss and sign copies of their books at an authors' panel event at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase one of the authors' books from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Children's book authors Gail Gibbons ("Transportation!"), Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome ("Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong") and Jim Benton ("Victor Shmud, Total Expert") discuss and sign copies of their books at an authors' panel event at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Julia Glass ("A House Among the Trees") and Edward Kelsey Moore ("The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues") sign copies of their novels at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase one of the authors' books from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com. Glass and Kelsey Moore will discuss their novels at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Taylor Jenkins Reid signs copies of her book "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Marcus Pfister, author of the children's picture book "Rainbow Fish," discusses and signs copies of the 25th anniversary edition of his book at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Barnes and Noble, 555 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. (847) 676-2230 or barnesandnoble.com.

• Mitch Granger signs copies of his book "Jack Stryder and the Lost Library of Alexandria" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at This Old Book, 138 Center St., Grayslake. (847) 548-6951 or thisoldbook.com.

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