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1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
2. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
3. The Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
4. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
5. The Help by Katherine Stockett
Lorrie Moore discusses "humor in the writer’s life" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival on Saturday, November 7.
1. True Compass: A Memoir by Edward M. Kennedy
2. Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness by Tracy Kidder
3. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
4. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman
5. Chicago: A Biography by Dominic A. Pacyga
Tracy Kidder discusses Strength in What Remains at Winnetka Congregational Church on Wednesday, October 7.
Dominic A. Pacyga presents Chicago: A Biography at Harold Washington Library Center on Wednesday, October 28; Borders in Oak Brook on Monday, November 2; Borders in Beverly on Tuesday, November 3; Borders on State Street on Wednesday, November 4; and Barnes & Noble at Old Orchard Center in Skokie on Thursday, November 12.
1. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
5. Dragon House by John Shors
John Shors reads from Dragon House at the Book Cellar on Thursday, October 1.
1. My Life in France by Julia Child
2. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
3. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
4. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
5. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
List courtesy of Carl Lennertz at HarperCollins, as gathered from Anderson's Bookshop, the Book Cellar, the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, the Book Table, 57th Street Books, Lake Forest Books, Read Between the Lynes, and Women & Children First.