THURSDAY 7/15



JAMAL RAHMAN

The Fragrance of Faith is about "the inner Islam." University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

NIKHIL PAL SINGH

The UW professor talks about Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy. Elliott Bay Book Co. , 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

* DOUG NUFER

Nufer, out of whom weird novels grow like weeds, reads from his three new books: Negativeland, Never Again, and On the Roast. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, free.

FRIDAY 7/16



KEITH ABLOW

Murder Suicide features one Dr. Frank Clevenger. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St, 587-5737, noon, free. (Also at 6 pm at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, free.)

GARY FERGUSON

The Great Divide is an affectionate history of the only interesting thing in the middle of America: the Rocky Mountains. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.

DON LEE

Ann Beattie calls Lee's novel Country of Origin "upsetting" and "wonderfully well written." Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

JENNIE SHORTRIDGE

Riding with the Queen is a novel about a washed-up rocker. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7:30 pm, free. (Also on 7/18 at Ravenna Third Place, 6504 20th Ave NE, 525-2347, 2 pm, free.)

WENDY KNIGHT, LESLIE MILLER, SCOTT DRISCOLL, LAURALYNN DIXON

Far from Home is a travel anthology. Ravenna Third Place, 525-2347, 7:30 pm, free. (Also on 7/19 at University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.)

SATURDAY 7/17



ALISON ACKER, BETTY BRIGHTWELL, AND OTHERS

Off Our Rockers and into Trouble is a book by and about crazy old ladies. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 2 pm, free.

* MICHELLE TEA

The novelist talks about and shows slides from her graphic novel Rent Girl. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E Pine St, second floor, 369-2471, 8 pm, free.

SUNDAY 7/18



NEWT GINGRICH

The former speaker of the house talks about his alternate history of the Civil War, Grant Comes East. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 5 pm, free.

MONDAY 7/19



* CHUCK KLOSTERMAN

See Stranger Suggests, page 23. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

* JOHN MARSHALL, CHRISTINE DEAVEL

They are poets and the owners of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, one of the only bookstores in the world that matters. Hugo House, 323-4316, 7:30 pm, free.

TUESDAY 7/20



J. A. JANCE

Day of the Dead is scary. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 587-5737, noon, free (also 7 pm at Third Place Books, 366-3333, tickets required, and at 7 pm on Wednesday 7/20 at University Book Store, 634-3400, $4).

LARISSA LAI

Salt Fish Girl is set in the future. UW campus, Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room, 634-63400, 7:30 pm, $4.

JUDITH BARRINGTON

Horses and the Human Soul is a book of poetry. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 7/21



ADRIANA TRIGIANI

The Queen of the Big Time is about small-town love. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.

JOEL BEN IZZY

Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness is a memoir. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

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