In My Time of Dying: An Evening with Sebastian Junger
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
4d ago
The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) is thrilled to host New York Times bestselling author Sebastian Junger at the store on Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm for a discussion featuring his new book, In My Time of Dying: How I Came Face to Face with the Idea of an Afterlife. Part medical drama, part searing autobiography, and part rational inquiry into the ultimate ..read more
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 Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares about Words
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
2w ago
The Book Stall is hosting linguist, local NPR host, and veteran English professor Anne Curzan on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm for a discussion featuring her new book, Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares about Words (PenguinRandom House). With lively humor and humanity, Says Who? reveals how our choices about language usage can be a powerful force for equity and ..read more
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Introducing the James Beard 2024 Book Award Nominees
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
1M ago
Baking and Desserts: This award recognizes books with recipes focused on the art and craft of baking, pastries, and desserts, both sweet and savory items, including ingredients, techniques, equipment, and traditions. This year, submissions to the Bread category were included for consideration within the Baking and Desserts category. Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival Baking ..read more
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No Place Like Murder: 20 Historic True Crimes in the Hoosier State
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
1M ago
               “True crime aficionados are fascinated by the havoc their fellow humans are capable of wreaking,” says author Janis Thornton who takes us beyond high profile crime into lesser known but equally fascinating tales. “For them, learning details of the victims’ worst nightmares is not only tantalizing; in a perverse way, it’s almost comforting because ..read more
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Tracey Garvis Graves and Rochelle Weinstein: In-Conversation with Lauren Margolin
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
2M ago
The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) is so pleased to host authors Tracey Garvis Graves and Rochelle Weinstein on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30 PM. They will be in conversation with Lauren Margolin, a.k.a. The Good Book Fairy.  Tracey Garvis Graves’ new book is The Trail of Lost Hearts, which Colleen Hoover calls, “Breathtaking and endlessly romantic.” Rochelle Weinstein’s latest title is What You Do to Me.  Lisa ..read more
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The French Ingredient: Making a Life in Paris One Lesson at a Time
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
2M ago
The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) is delighted to host author Jane Bertch on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 pm for a discussion featuring her new book, The French Ingredient: Making a Life in Paris One Lesson at a Time, the inspiring and delicious memoir of an American woman who had the gall to open a cooking school in Paris. A ..read more
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Max’s War: The Story of a Ritchie Boy
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
2M ago
The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 pm is presenting a program with author Libby Fischer Hellman featuring her new book, Max’s War: The Story of a Ritchie Boy. This suspenseful coming-of-age war story is Libby Hellmann’s tribute to her late father-in-law who was active with the OSS and interrogated dozens of German POWs. To register for this ..read more
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Poisoned Passover: Book 2 Torah Mystery Series
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
2M ago
he Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) is delighted to host mystery author Susan Van Dusen on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm for an in-store discussion featuring her new book, Poisoned Passover, the second book in the Torah Mystery Series. With no experience except watching TV detective shows, Julia Donnelly, the wife of the mayor, and her Torah group leader, Rabbi Avrum ..read more
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I Cheerfully Refuse: Author Discussion & Book Signing
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
2M ago
The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) is thrilled to welcome award-winning author Leif Enger to the store on Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 pm for a discussion featuring his new book, I Cheerfully Refuse (Grove Atlantic). A career defining tour-de-force from the New York Times bestselling author of Peace Like a River, Enger’s latest novel is set in a not-too-distant America and epitomizes the “musical, sometimes magical ..read more
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The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook: Discussion and Book Signing
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by Jane Simon Ammeson
2M ago
The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) is thrilled to host historian Hampton Sides on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm for a discussion featuring his new book, The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook. (Doubleday). From the New York Times bestselling author, an epic account of the most momentous voyage of the Age ..read more
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