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When Roque’s uncle is deported, his criminal cousin cooks up a
scheme to bring him back to California. But as Roque starts helping, he
gets into more than he bargained for when he is also being told to bring
over the girlfriend of a Mexican drug lord and a mysterious Palestinian.
David Corbett is a great mystery writer, and Do They Know I’m Running will
keep you going all the way to the last page. Tonight at 7PM.
Being a Mom is hard work! With taking care of your family, job and
house, how do you take care of yourself? Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen
Shea are here to help with their book Run Like a Mother, a guide that offers
both inspirational advice and practical strategies to help multitasking
women make running part of their busy lives. Tonight at 6PM.
NEW FICTION DOUBLE HEADER
Tim Welch is a popular history teacher. His wife, Kate, is not
inherently ordinary. But she aspires to be. They are seemingly the last
middle-class family in the Heights, whose world is turned upside down by
Anna Brody, the new neighbor who moves into the most expensive brownstone in
Brooklyn, sending the local society into a tailspin. Peter Hedges, author
of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, brings us his first novel in a decade.
Tonight at 7PM.
Then, at 8PM:
When you hear about Chris Cleave’s novel Little Bee, you really
shouldn’t learn too much about it. Let it open up magically around you, and
experience the story of a Nigerian orphan (who calls herself Little Bee) for
yourself. BookPeople loves this novel, and you should too. Tonight at 8PM.
SXSW wearing you out? This is the event for you! David Gutowski of
LargeheartedBoy.com has brought together a brunch full of entertainment,
ready to get you going for the rest of the day. With readings by Jami
Attenberg, Stephen Elliott, and Bill Cotter, and music performed by Alina
Simone and Alicia Jo Rabins of Girls in Trouble, plus mimosa and snacks, you
do not want to miss out. Today at noon.
Merge Records defies everything you’ve heard about the music
business. Started by two twenty-year-old musicians, Merge is a lesson in how
to make and market great music on a human scale. The fact that the company
is prospering in a failing industry is something of a miracle. In
celebration of their twentieth anniversary, founders Mac and Laura offer
first-person accounts—with the help of their colleagues and Merge artists—of
their work, their lives, and the culture of making music. Tonight at 6PM.
Texan Elizabeth Moon is back with the fantasy novel her fans have
been waiting for 20 years for! In Oath of Fealty, the long-vanished heir to
the half-elven kingdom of Lyonya has been revealed as Kieri Phelan, a
formidable mercenary captain who earned a title—and enemies—in the
neighboring kingdom of Tsaia. Now, as Kieri ascends a throne he never
sought, he must come to terms with his own half-elven heritage while
protecting his new kingdom from his old enemies—and those he has not yet
discovered. Tonight at 7PM.
Kevin Quinn is a standard-variety American male. As his relationship
with his girlfriend approaches a turning point, and his career seems
increasingly pointless, he decides to secretly fly to a job interview in
Austin. Aboard the plane, Kevin is simultaneously attracted to the young
woman in the seat next to him and panicked by a new wave of terrorism in
Europe and the UK. He lands safely with neuroses intact and full of hope
that the job, the city, and the girl from the plane might yet be his chance
for reinvention. His next eight hours make up this novel, a tour-de-force of
mordant humor, brilliant observation, and page-turning storytelling.
BookPeople is thrilled to host Austinite Jim Hynes and his new novel Next,
tonight at 7PM.
Praised by Time Out as “philosophical, formally innovative and
fascinating,” Ten Walks/Two Talks combines a series of sixty-minute,
sixty-sentence walks around New York City and a pair of dialogues about
walking—one of which takes place during a late-night ramble through Central
Park. Join authors Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch as they perform excerpts from
their exciting, hilarious debut. “No ordinary tour guide, Ten Walks/Two
Talks is an associative journey where scents, noises, people, and buildings
are meticulously described through the eyes of intensely attentive
explorers” (The Architect’s Newspaper). Austin’s walkers must not miss this
event! With a special pre-SXSW appearance by indie filmmaker/actor Alex Karpovsky.
Tonight at 7PM.
The assassination of President Kennedy is perhaps the most memorable
event of the 20th century. During that time of tragedy and turmoil, over
1.5 million letters of condolence were sent to Jacqueline Kennedy, and would
remain untouched for nearly 47 years. In Letters to Jackie, historian Ellen
Fitzpatrick shares 250 of these letters creating a snapshot of American
grief. Tonight at 7PM.