Lit Stroll event in Arlington Heights!

We are thrilled to support Arlington Heights Memorial Library as they present a new literary event that brings readers together to meet and celebrate beloved Illinois authors. Lit Stroll will showcase the powerful way in which books and stories have an impact on peoples’ lives. Featured authors include:   

Elizabeth Berg, New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels, including Open House, an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2000. She will talk about her beloved Mason series: The Story of Arthur Truluv, Night of Miracles, The Confession Club, and writing the upcoming prequel.

Lisa Barr, New York Times bestselling author of Woman on Fire, The Unbreakables and the historic thriller Fugutive Colors will talk about her newest novel, recently optioned for film by Sharon Stone!

Jon Seidel, federal courts reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and true crime author will talk about his book, Second City Sinners. 

Mia P. Manansala, award winning mystery/thriller author who uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture. She will talk about her Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery series: Arsenic and Adobo and Homicide and Halo-Halo

Each author will be featured at a downtown Arlington Heights venue: Peggy Kinnane's, Hey Nonny, Arlington Ale House and La Tasca. Hear about their novels and writing, grab a drink and mingle with other literary lovers as you stroll from location to location. The event will culminate in a book signing at Arlington Ale House, with The Book Stall on site!  Space will be limited, and Lit Stroll is only open to adults 21+  Click HERE for more info and a registration link!

Event Schedule

1 p.m. Jon Seidel @ Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Pub - 8 N Vail Ave. 

1:45 p.m. Mia P. Manansala @ La Tasca – 25 W Davis St. 

2:30 p.m. Lisa Barr @ Hey Nonny – 10 S Vail Ave. 

3:30 p.m. Elizabeth Berg @ Arlington Ale House – 111 W Campbell St. (Metropolis elevator to 3rd floor) 

4 p.m. Author Book Signing @ Arlington Ale House  

Event date: 

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Event address: 

Arlington Ale House
111 W. Campbell Street, 3rd floor
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524798710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Ballantine Books - July 10th, 2018

“I dare you to read this novel and not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. His story will make you laugh and cry, and will show you a love that never ends, and what it means to be truly human.”—Fannie Flagg

An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them


Night of Miracles: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525509523
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Ballantine Books - June 25th, 2019

The feel-good book of the year: a delightful novel of friendship, community, and the way small acts of kindness can change your life, by the bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv
 


The Confession Club: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984855190
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Ballantine Books - August 4th, 2020

USA TODAY BESTSELLER • An uplifting novel about friendship, surprising revelations, and a second chance at love, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv.


Woman on Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063040885
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 1st, 2022

A New York Times Bestseller

Now with Sharon Stone signed on to produce and star in the movie


Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201671
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Berkley - May 4th, 2021

A RUSA Award-winning novel!

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer....


Homicide and Halo-Halo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #2) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201695
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Berkley - February 8th, 2022

Death at a beauty pageant turns Tita Rosie's Kitchen upside down in the latest entry of this witty and humorous cozy mystery series by Mia P. Manansala.


Second City Sinners: True Crime from Historic Chicago's Deadly Streets Cover Image
By Jon Seidel, Frank Main (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781493059409
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Lyons Press - June 1st, 2022

Countless criminals have made their mark on Chicago and the surrounding communities. Chicago Sun-Times journalist Jon Seidel takes readers back in time to the days when H. H. Holmes lurked in his "Murder Castle" and guys named Al Capone and John Dillinger ruled the underworld.