The local reporter reads from and signs Home Front: The Government's War on Soldiers. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
On Call: A Doctor's Days and Nights in Residency is a memoir. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 7 pm, free (also on Tuesday 8/31 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2675 NE University Village St, 517-4107, 7:30 pm, free).
* LAN SAMANTHA CHANG
Inheritance, a novel about two Chinese sisters, has "the force of Ishiguro's Remains of the Day," according to Publishers Weekly. Seattle Public Library--Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave S, 624-6600 or 386-4650, 7 pm, free.
In the Hope of Rising Again is a family story. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
Love and Meatballs is a novel about brothers, sex, meat, etc. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 517-4107, 7:30 pm, free (also on Tuesday 8/31 at University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free).
Howard Zinn calls Regime Change Begins at Home: Freeing America from Corporate Rule "persuasive." Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
The Fisherman's Quilt is a novel. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 2 pm, free.
"WAR VETERANS & PEACEKEEPERS"
This Raven Chronicles event features Gordon Janow, Elliott Bangs, David Massengill, Sharon Carter, Joan Fiset, Jim Bodeen, and Jan Hodgman. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 4-6 pm, free.
* BART BAXTER
See Stranger Suggests, page 27. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
* HOWARD DEAN
See Stranger Suggests, page 27. University Book Store, 634-3400, 12:30 pm, free.
The Chiropractic Way is about disease and where to rub when it comes your way. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
* DOUG NUFER
Nufer has three new novels out (Never Again, Negativeland, and On the Roast). He is something like a fiction factory. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
* DAVE EGGERS
See Stranger Suggests, page 27. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
On Thin Ice is a "romantic adventure." Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
CHRIS MANN, ZHANG ER
The authors (of Working Hypothesis and Seen Unseen, respectively) read from new work. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, donations at door.
ELLIOTT BAY OPEN MIKE NIGHT--Signup at 7 pm, reading at 7:30 pm. Last Wednesday of the month. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, free.
HOMELAND--Words. So many words. Tuesdays at 7 pm. Caffe Vita, 1005 E Pike St, 709-4440, free.
POETSWEST--Featuring J. Glenn Evans. Sunday 8/29 at 7 pm. Penny Cafe, 1707 NW Market St, 682-1268.
RED SKY POETRY THEATER--Featured readers and an open mic. Sundays at 7 pm. Globe Cafe, 1531 14th Ave, 547-4585, free.