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Melanie Benjamin
Saturday 05.18 1p
Melanie Benjamin

Barbara's Macys ~ State Street

Based on true events, Mistress of the Ritz is a taut tale of suspense wrapped up in a love story for the ages, the inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war.

Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, and The Girls in the Picture. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.


Thursday 06.06 7p
Sheri Salata
Sheri Salata
Barbara's at Hawthorn

Meet Sheri Salata at our Hawthorn Mall bookstore. Salata is co-founder of the inspirational lifestyle brand, The Pillar Life and co-host of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy Show. Her current ventures are the evolution of her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey.

The Beautiful No is Salata’s humorous, touching, thought-provoking and inspiring story of how she finally decided to “produce” her own life transformation and how readers can, too.


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Hot diggity dog! Dog Man is back -- and this time he's not alone. The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a furry feline sidekick, and together they have a mystery to sniff out!


The Raven Tower

a Spotlight Review by Kody Young

In a stylized turn away from her usual form, New York Times bestseller Ann Leckie gives us an impressive venture into the world of LGBTQ fantasy with her fifth novel The Raven Tower.

A welcomed and original take on the fantasy genre as a whole, The Raven Tower immerses the reader in a world of ancient gods and their battles for power and the significance of spoken language. Told in interweaving segments presented from both first and second perspectives, Leckie tells the tale of The Strength and Patience of the Hill, a large sphere of black stone, a God ancient as the earth.


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