Mimi Sheraton, the award-winning cookbook author and grand dame of food journalism, is at the store on Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 pm with her irresistible new book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List.
Wednesday, May 20
12 noon, Luncheon, Westmoreland Country Club, Wilmette
Former Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor Kate Betts tells the story behind her memoir My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine. From the book's publicity: Kate Betts's captivating memoir brings to life the enchantment of France-from the nightclubs of 1980s Paris where she learned to dance Le Rock, to the lavender fields of Provence and the grand spectacle of the Cour Carrée-and magically re-creates that moment in life when a young woman discovers who she's meant to be.
Click here for an article and Q&A with Ms. Betts in the New York Social Diary.
For reservations or to order an autographed book, call The Book Stall at 847 446-8880.
Tuesday, May 19
11:30 am, Luncheon, The Union League Club
and 7 pm at The Book Stall
Actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, discusses her candid new memoir
Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family. In it, she shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression alcoholism, illness, and suicide.
Click here to read "The Long, Complicated Truth about Mariel Hemingway," an interview with Ms. Hemingway about her book on the Women in the World/New York Times digital platform.
For reservations to the luncheon, please call The Book Stall at 847 446-8880.
Monday, May 18
7 pm at The Book Stall
Award-winning author Eleanor Vincent talks about her memoir Swimming with Maya: A Mother's Story. It chronicles the life and death of Eleanor's 19-year-old daughter, Maya, who was thrown from a horse and pronounced brain-dead at the hospital. Eleanor donated her daughter's organs to critically ill patients and poignantly describes her friendship with a middle-aged man who was the recipient of Maya's heart. Ms. Vincent also re-examines her relationship with her daughter as well as her own life as a child and young woman.
Click here for Ms. Vincent's website.