The journalist talks about This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, 624-6600 for info, 7:30 pm, $5.
LAUREN BLITZER, LAUREN LEVIN
They are the coauthors of Same Sex in the City: So Your Prince Charming Is Really a Cinderella. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
JENNIFER KAUFMAN, KAREN MACK
Literacy and Longing in L.A. is a novel by two people. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.
A random frame from Bechdel's new graphic novel/autobiography Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic: Bechdel's father, shirtless, crossing a road with shrubbery over one shoulder that obscures an oncoming truck, captioned with, "Maybe he didn't notice the truck coming because he was preoccupied with the divorce. People often have accidents when they're distraught." University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
He discusses American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination. Elliott Bay Book Co., 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
She reads from In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 4:30 pm, free.
The nonfiction writer reads from his first novel, Blow the House Down. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
News Junkie is the memoir of a reporter breaking news about Enron while worried that someone was going to find out about his druggy past. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
The daughter of an Italian father and a black mother reads from The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty, and Belonging. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
Pedaling to Hawaii is about traveling the world by bike, pedal boat, and foot. Elliott Bay Book Co., 624-6600, 6 pm, free.
SIDDHARTH DHANVANT SHANGHVI
The Last Song of Dusk is a debut novel set in postcolonial India. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 8 pm, free.
The Seattle writer's novel How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets is now in paperback. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
There Will Never Be Another You is "alive with wit and love," says Joan Didion. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
The sci-fi novelist reads. Science Fiction Museum, JBL Theater, 325 Fifth Ave N, 7:30 pm, $4.
He reads from Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future. University Book Store, 634-6600, 7 pm, free,
The environmental journalist unveils 50 Ways to Save the Ocean. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 8 pm, free.