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The 4th has season has just ended – and here’s why it was exciting:

  • Two fantastic venues – accessible, inviting and with dedicated space for our events.
  • All authors were best sellers including #1 on the NY Times list, “Top 10” lists, “Editors’ Choice” lists, etc.
  • All books were newly released and available for personal signing.
  • Books 'n' Bottles was the first (often only) Chicagoland appearances for these popular, acclaimed authors.


June 2 & 3: Mary MorrisGateway to the Moon (Nan A. Talese, April 2018) From award-winning novelist Mary Morris comes the remarkable story of a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined.  "If you haven't read Mary Morris yet, start here. Now. Immediately." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things


August 11& 12: Jenna BlumThe Lost Family (Harper Collins, June 2018). The New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us creates a vivid portrait of marriage, family, and the haunting grief of World War II in this emotionally charged, beautifully rendered story that spans a generation, from the 1960s to the 1980s. This author is very popular with their readers; Jenna is also one of Oprah's Top 30 Women Writers.


September 29 & 30: Cherise WolasThe Family Tabor (Flatiron, July 2018). We will also discuss and offer for sale/signing The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, published in paperback in May 2018. The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, was a semifinalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Debut Fiction Prize, named an Indie Next Pick, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Best Novel and Best Debut Novel by Kirkus Reviews, a Top 10 novel of 2017 by Booklist, among many other accolades.  In The Family Tabor, readers will appreciate the fleshed-out characters and mystical turn the plot takes.


October 20 & 21: Patti Callahan HenryBecoming Mrs. Lewis (Thomas Nelson, October 2018). We will also discuss and offer for sale/signing The Bookshop at Water’s Edge. Published in nine languages, Patti is a New York Times bestselling author of several novels. “Patti Callahan seems to have found the story she was born to tell in this tale of unlikely friendship turned true love between Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis.” —Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife.


November 10 & 11: Robert GoolrickThe Dying of the Light (Harper Collins, July 2018). From the author of the #1 NY Times bestselling A Reliable Wife comes a dramatic, passionate tale of a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and ultimately suffers for love—the literary love-child of William Faulkner and Dominick Dunne.

Gateway to the Moon: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385542906
Published: Nan A. Talese - April 10th, 2018

The Lost Family: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062742162
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Published: Harper - June 5th, 2018

The Family Tabor: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250081452
Published: Flatiron Books - July 17th, 2018

Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780785224501
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Published: Thomas Nelson - October 2nd, 2018

The Dying of the Light: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062678225
Published: Harper - July 3rd, 2018