Author Events Nov. 26-Dec. 2


Susan Sands, “Christmas, Alabama.” A photographer who returns to her Alabama hometown talks her next-door neighbor, a doctor filling in at the local hospital, into an unusual charade that just might backfire. 2 p.m. Nov. 26. Signing. Free. Posman Books Atlanta, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE. C197, Atlanta, 470-355-9041, poncecitymarket.com

Carapace: In The Dark. Bring a 5-7-minute true personal story built around what took place under the cover of night—good or bad—or perhaps the time you found yourself clueless about a matter of love, work, or family. 7 p.m. Nov. 28. Storytelling. Free. Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, 404-525-3447, manuelstavern.com/

Sam Massell, Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor. Massell, the first Jewish mayor of Atlanta, will discuss his life and legacy and the newly released biography, “Play It Again, Sam: The Notable Life of Sam Massell, Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor,” by Charles McNair, which chronicles Massell’s journey and his impact on Atlanta. In conversation with Kevin Glass. 8 p.m. Nov. 28. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW., Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com

Deb Perelman, “Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites.” Perelman, an award-winning blogger, photographer, and winner of the IACP Julia Child Award, has a new cookbook for real people with busy lives who don’t want to sacrifice flavor or quality to eat great meals. 8 p.m. Nov. 29. Talk, signing. Free. Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Ave. NE., Atlanta, 404-681-5128, acappellabooks.com

T.M. Brown, “Sanctuary: Christmas in Shiloh.” In this heartwarming Southern mystery, an unsuspecting couple retires to a small town only to discover scandal and dark secrets in the midst of preparations for the town’s annual Christmas festivities. 1 p.m. Sat. Dec. 2. Talk, signing. Free. Posman Books Atlanta, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE. C197, Atlanta, 470-355-9041, poncecitymarket.com

Christopher Swann, “Shadow of the Lions.” Debut novelist and Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School English Chair has written a literary thriller and coming-of-age story about friendship, redemption and what it means to lay the past to rest. 2 p.m. Sat. Dec. 2. Talk, signing. Free. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Roswell Branch, 115 Norcross St., Roswell, 770-640-3075, forl.net/atlanta-authors-series/



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