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Authors: Gabrielle Union, Valerie Bertinelli sign books in the suburbs.

Byline: Laura Milbrath Stewart lstewart@dailyherald.com

* "All the Rivers" author Dorit Rabinyan discusses her book at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster, Skokie. The public is welcome. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

* Actress and best-selling author Valerie Bertinelli signs copies of her new cookbook, "Valeries Home Cooking," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Andersons Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. Each $34 ticket includes a copy of the book and admission for two guests in the book-signing line. Tickets are available at valerieandersons.brownpapertickets.com. Books purchased from vendors other than Andersons will not be permitted in the line. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

* Lydia Kang discusses and signs copies of her book "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Andersons Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Andersons in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

"Sulfer Springs" author William Kent Krueger discusses his book at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

* "The Dirty Book Club" author Lisi Harrison signs copies of her novel at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Andersons Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Andersons in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

* E.K. Johnston signs copies of her new young-adult title, "That Inevitable Victorian Thing," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Andersons Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. To reserve a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Andersons in Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

* Al Gini discusses his book "The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives" at noon Tuesday, Oct. 24, at The University Club, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. The dress code for this event is business casual; no denim is permitted. For reservations, call The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880. thebookstall.com.

* Michelle Cox ("A Ring of Truth"), J.L. Doucette ("Last Seen"), Amy Peele ("Cut") and Kate Jessica Raphael ("Murder Under the Fig Tree"), all mystery and suspense authors from She Writes Press, discuss and sign copies of their novels at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Barnes and Noble, 47 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 132, Naperville. (630) 579-0200 or barnesandnoble.com.

* The Family Action Network presents brothers Chip Heath and Dan Heath as they discuss their book "The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at North Shore Country Day School, 310 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. familyactionnetwork.net.

* Maggie Stiefvater discusses her new young adult-title, "All the Crooked Saints," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. Tickets are required. To attend, purchase the book from sponsor Andersons Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

* Local author Rania Zeithar discusses her new book, "America Through My Eyes: Experiences of an Egyptian American Muslim Woman," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Yorkville Public Library, 902 Game Farm Road, Yorkville. No registration is required. (630) 553-4354 or yorkville.lib.il.us.

* Authors Nic Joseph ("The Last Day of Emily Lindsey"), Mary Kubica ("Every Last Lie: A Gripping Novel of Psychological Suspense"), Kate Moretti ("The Blackbird Season") and Kelly Simmons ("The Fifth of July") take part in the Complex Women Fiction Panel at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

* "The Sidekicks" author Will Kostakis signs copies of his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Andersons Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Andersons in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

* Ron Balson, author of "Once We Were Brothers" and "Karolinas Twins," discusses his newest book, "The Trust," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. To reserve a place in the signing line, purchase the book from The Book Stall. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

* Author Ruth Ozeki discusses her book "A Tale for the Time Being" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Lake Forest Colleges Calvin Durand Hall, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. Ozekis book was chosen as the 2017 title of the year for the Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale community reading program. Registration for the event is required. Go to lakeforestreadsragdale.org. For details, see lakeforestbookstore.com. Ozeki will present a reading from her book and a guided meditation at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest. Space is limited. Register at (847) 234-4420.

* Actress Gabrielle Union discusses her new book, "Were Going to Need More Wine," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle. Union will also take part in a Q&A session and sign copies of the book for ticketholders. Tickets, which cost $34 and include a copy of the book, are available at gabrielleunionandersons.brownpapertickets.com. Books purchased from vendors other than sponsor Andersons Bookshop will not be permitted in the signing line. andersonsbookshop.com.

* Comedian and author Matt Bellassai stars in a comedy show, followed by a meet-and-greet session and a book signing, beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. Tickets, which cost $40, include a copy of Bellassais new book, "Everything is Awful." parkwestchicago.com.

* British mystery author Gilly MacMillan discusses her new book, "Odd Child Out," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Andersons Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Andersons in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

* Childrens book author Ruth Vander Zee signs copies of her newest title, "Next Year," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Andersons Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Andersons in Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

* "Playing By Heart" author Carmela A. Martino signs copies of her book at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Andersons Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Andersons in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
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