JOHN DEAN, LISA GRAVES
An ACLU event on the topic "Spying, Secrecy, and Presidential Power." Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, 624-2184, 7 pm, free.
His new chapbook is called Sweet Smoke. Open Books, 2414 N 45th St, 633-0811, 7:30 pm, free.
Challenger Park is a novel about an astronaut named Lucy marooned in space. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
See review this page. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, free.
The best-selling author (The Perfect Storm) reads from his new book, A Death in Belmont, which is about the Boston Strangler. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free. (Also on 5/6 at Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 3 pm, free.)
Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero is a biography of Roberto Clemente. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 5 pm, free.
The policy analyst discusses The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time. Town Hall Seattle, 652-4255, 7:30 pm, $5. (Also on 5/8 at University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.)
The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo is a debut novel set in Namibia. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 1 pm, free.
Tin God is fiction. Elliott Bay Book Co., 624-6600, 7:30 pm.
Send in the Idiots is about autism. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
Pleasurable Kingdom is about animal behavior and emotion. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 686-2210, 7 pm, free.
See Stranger Suggests, page 23. Town Hall Seattle, 682-7395 or www.seattlecityclub.org for tickets, 7:30 pm, $10.
Oh the Glory of It All is an awesome memoir about a lot of things, including a glamorous mom. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
Raymond Carver's widow reads her poetry. It's not very good. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
I probably don't need to tell you who she is. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, 292-2787, 7:30 pm, $27.50–$57.50.
STEVE ALMOND, JULIANNA BAGGOTT
Which Brings Me to You is a novel in correspondence. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
The journalist reads from The Secret Way to War. Town Hall Seattle, 652-4255, 7:30 pm, $5.
The surgeon reads Cutting Remarks. Third Place Books, 686-2210, 7 pm, free.