For more information about individual events, contact the event coordinators listed.
WNBA-Boston at Hotel 140 (Thurs., Oct. 14; 6–9 p.m.): Edith Pearlman (How to Fall: Stories, Sarabande Books), with Suzanne Berne (Missing Lucile: The Story of My Father’s Mother, Algonquin Books); Michelle Hoover (The Quickening, Other Press); Joseph Monninger (*Eternal on the Water, Gallery Books); Ilie Ruby (The Language of Trees/Avon A). Contact: Lisa Braxton, [email protected].
WNBA-Charlotte at Santé with “bibliofest” co-sponsor Park Road Books (Mon., Oct. 11; 6:30–9 p.m.): Minrose Gwin (*The Queen of Palmrya, Harper Perennial); Rick Rothacker (Banktown: The Rise and Struggles of Charlotte’s Big Banks, John F. Blair, Publisher); Kim Wright (Love in Mid Air, Grand Central Publishing); Jay Varner (Nothing Left to Burn, Algonquin Books). Contact: Quinlan Lee, [email protected].
WNBA-Detroit with event co-sponsor Baldwin Public Library-Birmingham (Sat., Oct. 16; 1–4 p.m.): Katrina Kittle (*The Blessings of the Animals, Harper Perennial); Kristina Riggle (The Life You’ve Imagined, Avon A). Contact: Annette Haley, [email protected].
WNBA-LA at the Beverly Hilton–Wilshire with event co-sponsor Book Soup (Sat., Oct. 16, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.): Alan Brennert (Honolulu, Griffin); Marjorie Hart (Summer at Tiffany, Avon A); Tatjana Soli (*The Lotus Eaters, St. Martin’s Press). Contact: Michelle Gilstrap, [email protected].
WNBA-Nashville with “breakfast with authors” co-sponsors Nashville Public Library Downtown and Davis-Kidd Nashville in conjunction with the Southern Festival of Books (Sat., Oct. 9; breakfast, 9–11 a.m.; book-signing, 11–11:30 a.m.): Nina Cardona (Nashville NPR host/reporter), with Melanie Benjamin (Alice I Have Been, Delacorte Press); Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Wm Morrow); Sena Jeter Naslund (Adam & Eve, Wm Morrow); Helen Simonson (Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Random House); Lee Smith (Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, Algonquin Books). Contact: Lee Fairbend, [email protected].
New York City
WNBA-NYC with event co-sponsor Greenlight Bookstore (Tues., Oct. 19; 6:30–9 p.m.): Rosalind Reisner (Read On … Life Stories and Jewish American Literature, Libraries Unlimited), with Susan Henderson (*Up from the Blue, Harper Paperbacks); Sheri Holman (The Dress Lodger, Grove Press); Rick Moody (The Four Fingers of Death, Little, Brown); Emily St. John Mandel (The Singer’s Gun, Unbridled Books); Jackson Taylor (The Blue Orchard, Touchstone). Contact: Lori O’Dea, [email protected].
WNBA-SF with “literary luncheon” co-sponsor Book Passage/Corte Madera (Thurs., Oct. 14; 12–2 p.m.): Joyce Maynard (The Good Daughters, Wm Morrow). Contact Lynn Henriksen, [email protected].
WNBA-Seattle with event co-sponsor ParkPlace Books (Tues., Oct. 26; 6:30–9 p.m.): Nancy Pearl (Book Lust, More Book Lust, Book Crush and Book Lust to Go, Sasquatch Books), with Dave Boling (Guernica, Bloomsbury USA); Carol Cassella (Healer, S&S); Robert Dugoni (Bodily Harm, Touchstone); Jim Lynch (Border Songs, Vintage Contemporaries); Boyd Morrison (The Ark, Touchstone). Contact: Catherine Rustagi, [email protected], or
Mary Harris, [email protected].
WNBA-Washington, D.C. at Busboys & Poets Café (Mon., Oct. 25; 6:30–8:30 p.m.): Shireen Dodson (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, Revised Edition, Harper Paperbacks), with Joyce Hinnefeld (Stranger Here Below, Unbridled Books); Dolen Perkins-Valez (Wench, Amistad). Contact: Emily Sachs, [email protected].