Author events: Meet Natalie Morales, Lidia Bastianich, Robert Kurson this week

 
Posted4/15/2018 7:29 AM
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  • Natalie Morales signs "At Home With Natalie" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Anderson's Bookshop in La Grange.

    Natalie Morales signs "At Home With Natalie" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Anderson's Bookshop in La Grange.

  • Christina Lauren present "Love and Other Words" Sunday at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

    Christina Lauren present "Love and Other Words" Sunday at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

  • Robert Kurson celebrates the release of "Rocket Men" at an author dinner Thursday in Highwood.

    Robert Kurson celebrates the release of "Rocket Men" at an author dinner Thursday in Highwood. Courtesy of Matt Ferguson

Christina Lauren: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/. Meet New York Times best-selling author Christina Lauren (two women/best friends writing together) when they present and sign "Love and Other Words." To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's Bookshop.

William Hazelgrove: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/. The Chicago author discusses his book "Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago."

Sally Helgesen: Noon Tuesday, April 17, at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago, (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/. Helgesen, a women's leadership expert, speaks about her new book, "How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job," during a luncheon. For reservations, which are required, or to order an autographed book, call sponsor The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880.

Jesse Andrews: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove, (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/. Andrews presents and signs his new young adult novel, "Munmun." Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's Bookshop.

Matthew Cordell: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, (847) 634-3650 or vapld.info/. Cordell presents a program centered around his 2018 Caldecott Medal-winning picture book, "Wolf in the Snow." Beginning at 6:30 p.m., kids and their parents can enjoy light refreshments and conversation about book design. Recommended for kids in grades 3 and above, accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Natalie Morales: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, (708) 682-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com/. TV anchor Natalie Morales presents her new cookbook, "At Home With Natalie," during this book-signing-line-only event. A ticket, which costs $34 and includes a copy of the book, a photo of you with the author and a personalization in the book, is required. Order tickets at nataliemoralesandersons.brownpapertickets.com/. Books purchased at other vendors will not be permitted.

Neal F. Thompson: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Cantigny Visitors Center at The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org/. Thompson will discuss "Reckoning: Vietnam and America's Cold War Experience, 1945-1991." The free event is part of the First Division Museum's Date with History series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will follow; copies of the book will be available for sale. A cash bar and limited food menu will be available. Coffee is complimentary.

Jennifer Palmieri: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe, (847) 835-5056 or glencoepubliclibrary.org/. Palmieri, former Director of Communications for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama, speaks about her new book, "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World." Free. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of sponsor The Book Stall.

Karen Dionne: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, (708) 682-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com/. Meet Midwest author Karen Dionne during a book signing of "The Marsh King's Daughter." Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's Bookshop.

Robert Kurson: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Froggy's French Café, 306 Green Bay Road, Highwood, (847) 234-4420 or lakeforestbookstore.com/. Kurson celebrates the release of his new book, "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon," at an author dinner. The event costs $65 per person, which includes dinner and the book, or $100 for a couple, which includes two dinners and one book. Reservations required; space is limited.

Jesse Rogers: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/. ESPN's Jesse Rogers talks about his new book, "Try Not to Suck: The Exceptional, Extraordinary Baseball Life of Joe Maddon." Written with Bill Chastain of MLB.com, the book explores the Cubs manager's life and career. Free. Purchase the book from The Book Stall to enter the book signing line.

Wendy Mogel: 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School Northfield, 7 Happ Road, Northfield, (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/. The Family Action Network presents parenting expert Wendy Mogel at a talk about her new book, "Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen." Free. Suitable for kids 12 and older.

Jen Sincero: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/. Sincero will discuss and sign "You are a Bad*** at Making Money," which is now in paperback. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's Bookshop.

Lidia Bastianich: Lidia Day celebration begins at noon; ticketed cooking class with Lidia from 2 to 4 p.m.; and book signing and complimentary tasting with Lidia from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Eataly Chicago, 43 E Ohio St., Chicago, (312) 521-8700 or eataly.com/us_en/stores/chicago/. Chef, Emmy Award-winning television host, restaurateur and Eataly USA partner Lidia Bastianich will host a ticketed cooking class and perform a book signing of her new memoir, "My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family and Food." The ticketed cooking class costs $175. Reservations required at eataly.com/.

Jessica Merchant: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, (708) 682-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com/. Blogger Jessica Merchant will talk about and sign "The Pretty Dish" during this free event. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's Bookshop.

Dr. Cory Franklin: 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/. Dr. Franklin will talk about his new book, "The Doctor Will See You Now: Essays on the Changing Practice of Medicine."

-- Caroline Linden

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