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Author Events March 19-25

Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give”

6:30 p.m. March 19. Talk, Q&A, signing. Free. Suggested donation $5. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave N.E., Atlanta, 404-524-0304,

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Thomas’ debut novel addresses racism and police violence in the story of a teenage girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of a childhood friend. Author Becky Albertalli (“Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”) will moderate.

Emory University Reading Series: Tiphanie Yanique

6:30 p.m. March 20. Reading, signing, reception. Emory University, Joseph W. Jones Room, Level 3, Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, 404-727-6861; 2:30 p.m. March 21. Colloquium. Emory University, Kemp Malone Library, N301 Callaway Memorial Center, 537 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta,

Yanique’s poetry collection, “Wife,” won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry, and NPR chose her award-winning novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” as one of the best books of 2014.

Charlie Lovett, “The Lost Book of the Grail”

7 p.m. March 20. Talk, signing. Free. Holy Trinity Parish, 515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285,

Lovett (“The Bookman’s Tale”) tells the story of an obsessive bibliophile’s quest for a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail.

Margaret George, “The Confessions of Young Nero”

6 p.m. March 21. Talk, Q&A, signing. Free. Meeting Room C, Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Rd, Milton,

The bestselling historical author of “The Memoirs of Cleopatra” takes on the notorious and misunderstood Emperor Nero and traces his ruthless ascension to the throne in the tumultuous Roman Empire.

“In Conversation: The Short Story,” with Kirstin Valdez Quade, Xhenet Aliu and Reetika K. Nijhawan

7:15 p.m. March 21. Talk, signing. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285,

Georgia writers Xhenet Aliu (“Domesticated Wild Things”) and Reetika K. Nijhawan (“Kismetwali & Other Stories”), and Kirstin Valdez Quade, (“Night at the Fiestas”) an assistant professor at Princeton University, will discuss the process of writing short stories.

Will Schwalbe, “Books for Living”

7 p.m. Mar 22. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta, 404-814-4150,

In this personal field guide to reading, Schwalbe (“The End of Your Life Book Club”) celebrates books: how they shape us, inspire us, connect us with others, and become a part of who we are.

Wayne Pacelle, “Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals”

7 p.m. March 22. Talk, signing. Free. A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave. N.E., Atlanta, 404-681-5128,

Humane Society President/CEO Pacelle describes a revolution in American business and public policy that is changing forever how we treat animals and conduct commerce.

Lisa Yarger, “Lovie”

7 p.m. Mar 24. Talk, signing. Free. A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave. N.E., Atlanta, 404-681-5128,

Yarger’s book explores the life and work of Lovie Beard Shelton, an Eastern North Carolina midwife ca. 1950-2001, whose career spanned enormous changes in midwifery and in the ways women give birth.

The Art Deco World: Researching the 1920s, with Amber Brock

2 p.m. March 25. Talk, signing. Free. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-486-0307,

Brock will present a slideshow of the art and architecture that inspired “A Fine Imitation,” and discuss the research that helped create the vivid picture of New York high society in her novel.

ZAMI NOBLA Presents: “The Complete Works of Pat Parker”

7:30 p.m. March 25. Reading, signing. Free. Suggested donation $5. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave N.E., Atlanta, 404-524-0304,

A reading in the round celebrates feminist poet/activist Parker with a new collection that historicizes her significance to black women’s literary traditions, lesbian erotics, black gay struggles and black feminism, and global social justice movements.

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