Anna Odessa Linzer reads at Third Place Books this afternoon. Linzer's A River Story is a novel about Fish Town, "a self-invented community that took root along the banks of the north fork of the Skagit River." Fish Town is real; Linzer's novel is fiction.

And Steven Rattner is at Town Hall. Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry is about the bailout and how we all got into the car-making business.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here. And if you're planning on staying in and you're looking for personalized book recommendations, feel free to tell me the books you like and ask me what to read next over at Questionland.