Books Reading Tonight
posted by June 26 at 10:16 AMon
Two open mics, a mystery starring “travel writer Poke Rafferty, his girlfriend Rose and adopted daughter Miaow,” and three other events going on tonight.
At Third Place Books, The Junie B. JonesŪ Stupid Smelly Bus Tour pulls into Lake Forest Park. Junie B. JonesŪ is a character starring in a series of books for first-to-third graders. I can’t help but think that Junie B. JonesŪ is a Ramona Quimby rip-off, only a lot more obsessed with bodily fluids and the like. Considering that Ramona Quimby was one of my childhood heroes, I can’t help but be all “get off my lawn” to the Junie B. JonesŪ fans.
At Town Hall, Andre Dubus III reads from his newest, The Garden of Last Days. (I know that Mr. Poe is excited for this one.) Jonathan Crimmins reviewed TGoLD for us in this week’s paper. It begins:
Those who have read Andre Dubus III’s House of Sand and Fog will find themselves in familiar territory with his second novel. Once again there’s a hard-luck lady, once again a good-hearted violence-prone schlep, and once again a Middle-Eastern man as the ripped-from-the-headlines hook.
And, at Elliott Bay Book Company, there’s another interesting fiction reading. Jonathan Miles, the cocktails columnist for the New York Times, reads from his debut novel, Dear American Airlines, which is a novel that takes the form of an immense letter of complaint written by a man stuck in an airport after a flight cancellation. It looks pretty interesting, and if the conceit doesn’t make you roll your eyes, it could very well be a book for you.
For upcoming readings, consult the full readings calendar.