Harper Lee

 
You're seeing it here first! 

HarperCollins just today released the jacket for one of the year's most highly anticipated books, Harper Lee's newly discovered novel Go Set a Watchman, featuring many of the characters from the author's beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird

Click here for the HarperCollins page devoted to the new book, which goes on sale July 14.

Special selection of children's books





We're only a week away from Easter and Passover. Check out our special shelf of children's books for these occasions. Books are such a fitting way for young readers to celebrate these holidays.
we're only a week away from Easter and Passover. Check out our special shelf of children's books for these occasions. Books are such a fitting way for young readers to celebrate these holidays.

Liesl Shurtliff

LIESL SHURTLIFF
     Saturday, March 28
     3 pm at The Book Stall
 We're delighted to host children's author Liesl Shurtliff at the store as part of the St. Francis Xavier Book Fair. She'll be talking about her work, her book Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and her forthcoming new title Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk, which will be available for pre-order. 

Kenan Heise

KENAN HEISE
     Thursday, March 26
     7 pm at The Book Stall
 
Chicago author and journalist Kenan Heise discusses his memoir He Writes About Us: An Autobiography of a Chicago Journalist. It's the surprising story of his life as a Chicago newspaperman whose disability and seven years in the Franciscan Order of monks ultimately led him to create new waves in journalism. Click here for a recent review in the Chicago Tribune "Printers Row Journal."

Adult Reading Roundtable + Sisters in Crime

SUSANNA CALKINS 
CLARE O'DONOHUE 
LORI RADER-DAY
Wednesday, March 25
2-4 pm, Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd.
 
 
The Adult Reading Roundtable (ARRT) and Sisters in Crime present an author panel discussion, featuring local Chicagoland mystery writers Lori Rader-Day (The Black Hour), Susanna Calkins (A Murder at Rosamund's Gate and From the Charred Remains), and Clare O'Donohue (Missing PersonsLife Without Parole, and The Double Wedding Ring). The panel will be moderated by Cari Dubiel, Sisters in Crime's Library Liaison.  Click here for information about registration ($15). 

Brendan Hare

BRENDAN HARE
Tuesday, March 24
7 pm at The Book Stall
Brendan Hare, a recent retiree who has worked as a teacher, a college economics instructor, and for over 40 years as an attorney, speaks about his book From Working to Wisdom: The Adventures and Dreams of Older Americans It presents the voices of 46 older Americans, drawn from all corners of life, speaking directly about their memories, adventures, regrets, dreams, and hopes. Click here for the book's website and glimpses into the lives of those featured.

Bryan Stevenson

A FAN Presentation
BRYAN STEVENSON
Monday, March 23
7 pm at Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue
 
Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, a professor at New York University Law School, and a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation's "Genius Grant," speaks on the subject of his book,  Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.
Named one of the best books of 2014 by many publications, it is an account of his coming of age as a idealistic young lawyer, a window into the lives of those he has defended, and an argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.   

Click here for more more information on Mr. Stevenson and two additional FAN follow-up panels in Evanston featuring the author on Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27. All three events are free and open to the public. No registration required.