Rosenberg's debut novel, This Is Not Civilization, is, according to the Los Angeles Times, a "sparkling new take on Jorge Luis Borges's map drawn to the exact scale of the actual world, in which every place-and person-is at once at our ﬁngertips and yet hopelessly out of reach." Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 6 pm, free.
The Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from Seattle is about the green stuff that grows in the city. Burke Museum, UW Campus, 634-3400 for info, 6:30 pm, free.
Hello Life is about teenage girls in a Northwest mill town. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
WILLIAM HENRY LEWIS
I Got Somebody in Staunton is a book of short stories that Edward P. Jones describes as "tender, ironic, disturbing, and always poetic." Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 8 pm, free.
The Order of the Poison Oak is a sequel to Geography Club and stars a 16-year-old gay protagonist. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
See Stranger Suggests, p. 23. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
Adventures in the Mainstream: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome is about the author's son. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 2 pm, free.
QUEER EYE ON THE FUTURE
Queer writers Elizabeth Sims (Lucky Stiff), Brent Hartinger (The Order of the Poison Oak), Michael Jensen (Firelands), and Sarah Warn (www.afterellen.com) read. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
58 Degrees North is about the deadliest American ﬁshing accident in 50 years. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 5 pm, free.
Echoes of Fury is about Mount St. Helens. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD
The Hallowed Hunt is a fantasy about princes, kingdoms, gods, etc. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
J. W. MARSHALL
The poet reads from Taken With. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
The journalist discusses How America Lost Iraq. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255, 7:30 pm, $5.
On American Soil is an historical report of a court martial at Ft. Lawton. Fremont Place Books, 621 N 35th St, 547-5970, 7 pm, free.
A History of the World in Six Glasses is a history of beer, beginning in 3000 B.C.E. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
The poet reads from Almost Paradise, a book of his new and selected work. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
Lizzie's War is about the wife of a Vietnam soldier. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, $3-$5 suggested donation.
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON
The "hiphop intellectual" discusses Is Bill Cosby Right? (Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?) Town Hall Seattle, 628-0888 or www.foolproof.org for tickets, 7:30 pm, $15.
Nerve Endings: The Discovery of the Synapse "traces the discovery of the shape and operation of brain cells." Town Hall Seattle, 652-4255, 7:30 pm, $5.
The author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing reads from her new novel, The Wonder Spot. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.