HOWARD W. ROBERTSON
See review, above.
NORM HILL, WARREN ETHEREDGE
They discuss The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm.
Sight Hound is a novel about a dog. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
Dream of the Great Blue is a debut novel about a middle-aged couple. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free. (Also on Feb 5 at Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 2 pm, free.)
M. G. LORD
Astro Turf is a memoir about NASA. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
YXTA MAYA MURRAY
The Queen Jade is a rainforest adventure. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free. SATURDAY 2/5
Sounding the Blood is a novel about human desperation, a whaling station, and the year 1916. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 4:30 pm, free.
JEAN REYNOLDS PAGE
Accidental Happiness is by the author of A Blessed Event. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
RYAN BOUDINOT, BRIAN AMES, HEIDI BARACK, RAY VUKCEVICH, MATTHEW SIMMONS
A launch party for the new issue of Hobart, guest edited by the great local fiction writer Ryan Boudinot. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
Pearl is about family, geopolitics, and the year 1998. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
The Effects of Light is a novel about a family with secrets. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free. WEDNESDAY 2/9
The scientist talks about Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life. Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave N, 7:30 pm, $5.
JOHN M. BARRY
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History is about sick cattle, bureaucratic mismanagement, and the year 1918. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
Queer Street is a mystery about Seattle, a murdered drag queen, and the year 1948. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
In this Seattle Arts & Lectures event, the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Lady and the Unicorn talks about her life, her work, Vermeer, William Blake, and other topics. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, 621-2230, 7:30 pm, $10-$25.
CARLOS RUIZ ZAFÓN
The Shadow of the Wind is "part detective story, part boy's adventure, part romance and fantasy, and gothic horror" (Booklist). Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.