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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on October 2 at 9:54 AM


We have an open mic, a young adult fantasy book, and many other readings tonight, nearly all starting just as the vice-presidential debates end.

At the Seattle Public Library, Marilynne Robinson reads from Home. Her second novel, Gilead, is one of Barack Obama’s favorite novels. Doesn’t that make you want to see her a little bit more?

At the University Book Store, Rowan Jacobsen reads from Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honeybee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis. This is a fascinating subject, but for some reason it took me until just now to realize the title is a play on Silent Spring, which is a little bit too precious.

At Elliott Bay Book Company, Danny Goldberg reads from Bumping into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. One day, everyone who ever even said one sentence to Bonnie Raitt is going to have a book.

And at Town Hall, Peter Galbraith reads from Unintended Consequences, which is about our misadventures in Iraq, and the title is fairly self-explanatory. Oh, crap. Peter Galbraith has cancelled tonight due to a family emergency. Apologies to readers and sympathy to Mr. Galbraith.

Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, here.

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