Omaha author to release latest in best-selling series

Omahan Chloe Neill, author of the "Chicagoland Vampires" series, will release her latest book, "Midnight Marked," on Tuesday.

On the same day, she'll hold a special event in town. At 7 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes and Noble in the Oakview Mall, 3333 Oakview Drive, Neill will sign books and talk with readers about the 12th book in her popular urban fantasy series.

In addition to the "Chicagoland Vampires" series, which will conclude with book 13, Neill wrote the "Dark Elite" trilogy and recently launched a new series, "The Devil's Isle."

Her books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers lists.

New books in stores Tuesday:

"At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others" by Sarah Bakewell:

Bakewell looks at the 20th century intellectual movement through its biggest thinkers.

"Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond: Harvard sociologist Desmond explores poverty in America, focusing on eight families in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Milwaukee.

"The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" by Olivia Laing: This mix of memoir, biography and sociology looks at the topic of loneliness through the lens of six artists.

Books of local interest: "The Worthy Captain" by C.M. Shaw: Shaw, an Omaha native, wrote this seafaring novel about the challenges faced by a captain and his seahand.

On the calendar

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Event: Omaha Public Library Author Fair featuring 75 local authors and publishers, 1 to 4 p.m. today, Main Library, 215 S. 15th St.

Writers group: Genealogy Writers Group, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today, Meeting Room 1, W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St. No registration required.

Book signing: April Henry, author of "Blood Will Tell," 2 p.m. today, The Bookworm, 90th Street and West Center Road.

Book group: The Art Discussion Group will discuss "Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures From the Nazis" by Robert Edsel, 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Book signing: Tui Sutherland will sign books from her "Wings of Fire" series, 6 p.m. Tuesday, The Bookworm.

Book group: The Killing Time Book Group will discuss "Murder on a Midsummer Night" by Kerry Greenwood and "The Bookseller" by Mark Pryor, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Bookworm.

Workshop: Legend Writers Group, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Legend Comics & Coffee, 5207 Leavenworth St.

Book group: What Are You Reading? book chat, noon Wednesday, The Bookworm.

Workshop: Nebraska Writers Workshop. Teen mentoring at 5:30 p.m., adults from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Baright Public Library, 5555 S. 77th St., Ralston.

Book sale: Friends of the Omaha Public Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Swanson Library, 90th Street and West Dodge Road.

Book signing: Tara Sullivan will sign copies of her Nebraska Golden Sower nominee, "Golden Boy," 6 p.m. Thursday, The Bookworm.

Workshop: Fine Lines Writing Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Panera Bread, 7825 Dodge St.

Writers group: Nebraska Novelists critique group, 7 p.m. Friday, Do Space, 72nd and Dodge Streets.

Book sale: Friends of the Omaha Public Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Swanson Library, 90th Street and West Dodge Road.

Book group: The Biography Discussion Group will discuss "Ronald Reagan: The American Presidents Series: The 40th President, 1981-1989" by Jacob Weisberg, 10 a.m. Saturday, The Bookworm.

Information for this column and other book page items should be sent to micah.mertes@owh.com.

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