THURSDAY 2/2

RICHARD TARNAS
The Passion of the Western Mind is about philosophy, astrology, and history. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

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recommended PAUL BREMER III
The former Big Cheese of the provisional government in Iraq talks. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 325-3554, 7:30 pm, $10/$5.

NANCY RAWLES
My Jim is a retelling of Huckleberry Finn. Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 8 pm, free. (Also, on 2/8 at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.)

FRIDAY 2/3

ANDY GREENWALD
Miss Misery is a novel about cyberspace and nightclubs. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.

GREG BEAR
Quantico is a thriller about three young FBI agents. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

PETER NABOKOV
The professor holds forth on Where the Lightning Strikes: The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

SATURDAY 2/4

ANDREW LAM, AIMEE PHAN
Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora is essays. Seattle Center, Center House, 684-7200, 1 pm, free.

COLIN BULL
Bull reads from Innocents in the Arctic: The 1951 Spitsbergen Expedition. Elliott Bay Book Co., 624-6600, 2 pm, free.

TED COX
The Toledo Incident of 1925 involves immigrant millworkers. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 5 pm, free.

recommended MATTHEW STADLER
The novelist (Allan Stein is great) reads from a long work of new fiction designed to put you into a sort of delirious stupor. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, $5/$3.

ELI COPPOLA
Poets read from Coppola's posthumously published Some Angels Wear Black. Elliott Bay Book Co., 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

SUNDAY 2/5

JUDITH LINDBERGH
The Thrall's Tale is a novel set in Greenland in A.D. 895. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 2 pm, free.

MICHAEL BENANAV
Men of Salt is an account of crossing the Sahara. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 4:30 pm, free.

TUESDAY 2/7

JAMES GREGORY
The Southern Diaspora is about African Americans between 1900 and 1980. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

ROSS KING
King expounds on The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 654-3121, 7 pm, $7/$5.

GALT NIEDERHOFFER
A Taxonomy of Barnacles is a comic novel. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 2/8

LOIS-ANN YAMANAKA
Behold the Many is a novel. Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Ave S, 684-4711, 7 pm, free.

JAMES YEE
The former Army chaplain reads from For God and Country. UW Campus, Kane Hall 120, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

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NIC DUNLOP
The Lost Executioner investigates the Cambodian genocide of the late 1970s. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

PETER C. BROWN
The Fugitive Wife is a debut novel about fortune seekers and Alaska. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.