(Binny’s/The Book Cellar)
The best-selling author discusses her latest dive into Midwestern debauchery, “The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America,” in conversation with Greg Borzo at The Book Cellar and in a paid event that includes booze tastings at Binny’s.
August 9; August 10
(Women and Children First)
Book-launch party for Michelin-starred chef’s memoir, “Burn the Place”
Rev. Sharon Risher
Reverend Sharon Risher discusses her book, “For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness After The Charleston Massacre,” written in the aftermath of losing her mother and two cousins in the white-supremacist Bible-study mass murder.
(The Book Table/Women and Children First)
The Oak Park native discusses her debut novel, a multigenerational story set in, well, Oak Park. In conversation with Rebecca Makkai (The Book Table) and Elizabeth Taylor (WCF).
August 5; August 8
Jim Steichen discusses “Balanchine and Kirstein’s American Enterprise,” his history of a seminal era in American dance