THURSDAY 10/9



LORETTA NAPOLEONI

Napoleoni signs Modern Jihad: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 5 pm, free.

GLENN McGEE

Beyond Genetics is about the future. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm.

ALLISON PEARSON

I Don't Know How She Does It is a lighthearted novel. University of Washington, Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room, 634-3400, 7 pm, free (tickets required).

TIM O'BRIEN

The author of The Things They Carried signs the paperback of July, July, his not-very-well-received latest. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

FRIDAY 10/10



CHRISTINE AHN

Ahn talks about how poor Americans have been Shafted. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 5:30 pm, free.

DAVID STARKEY

Heads roll (literally) in Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

ROBERT POLLIN

Pollin discusses Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

SATURDAY 10/11



MAYA KHOSLA

Keel Bone is a book of poetry. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

SUNDAY 10/12



STEPHEN ZUNES

Tinderbox is, says Chomsky, a "very useful" guide to the complexities of the Middle East and the roots of terrorism. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 1 pm, free.

MONDAY 10/13



SHERWIN NULAND

The Doctors' Plague is the story of the man whose discoveries set into motion the industry of hand soap. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

IVAN DOIG

Prairie Nocturne is "a subtle, highly textured love story" (Booklist). Elliott Bay Book Co. , 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

TUESDAY 10/14



KAROL GRIFFIN

The tattoo artist signs Skin Deep: Tattoos, the Disappearing West, Very Bad Men, and My Deep Love for Them All. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 5:30 pm, free.

JOSHUA PIVEN

As Luck Would Have It is an examination of lucky people and the lucky stuff that's happened to them. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

SUSAN CHOI

Choi, whose new novel is American Woman, is "a writer whose intelligence and historical awareness serve a breathtaking narrative ability," says Joan Didion. Zeitgeist Art & Coffee, 171 S Jackson St, 624-6600, 7 pm, free.

LARRY BROWN

The Rabbit Factory is a dark novel set in the deep South. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 10/15



RACHEL NAOMI REMEN

My Grandfather's Blessings is about battling cancer. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 5 pm, free.

BRIAN HERBERT

Dune: The Machine Crusade is a continuation of Frank Herbert's famous science-fiction series. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

* SARAH VOWELL

Vowell is the funniest person alive. The Partly Cloudy Patriot is her most recent book. University of Washington, Kane Hall 130, 634-3400, 7 pm, free with ticket.

CARLA TRUJILLO

The girl in What Night Brings falls for the girl next door. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 624-6600, 7 pm, free.

MATTHEW MILLER

Miller discusses The 2% Solution: Fixing America's Problems in Ways Liberals and Conservatives Can Love. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255, 7:30 pm, $5.

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