Friday, November 20, 2009


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The annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair begins today and runs through Nov. 15. Held by the Jewish Community Center of Houston, the fair brings prominent and emerging writers in literature, philosophy, arts, theology, history, women's issues and current events. This year's authors include Dan Senor (Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle); former Houstonian Sam Apple (American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland); Lev Raphael (My Germany); Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientist David Eagleman (SUM: Forty Tales from the Afterlives), and many others. The fair also includes music and film. Events held at the JCC, 5601 S. Braeswood. Series Pass: $70; $50 members. Ticket information: 713-551-7255. Schedule of events: 713-551-7223 or go to

Houston Chronicle Book & Author Dinner with guest authors Oscar Casares, Lee Child, David Cross, Charlaine Harris and Julie Powell, starting at 5 p.m. today at Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar. Tickets start at $250. Information: contact Maya Houston, Director of Development at the Houston Public Library Foundation, 832-393-1524.

Jacqueline Kelly will read and discuss The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial. Information: 281-497-8675.

Lucha Corpi will sign and discuss her new novel, Death at Solstice, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet. Information: 713-524-8597.

Readings from Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose About Alzheimer's Disease, led by editor Holly Hughes, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at University of St. Thomas, Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum. Information: 281-298-2497.

David Krueger will sign and discuss his book, The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life, 5-7 p.m. Thursday at River Oaks Bookstore, 3270 Westheimer. Information: 713-520-0061.

Susan Kandel will sign and discuss her new Cece Caruso novel, Dial "H" for Hitchcock, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet. Information: 713-524-8597.

Sarah Cortez, author of the poetry collection, How to Undress a Cop, and Lucha Corpi, a mystery author whose books include Gloria Damasco: Death at Solstice, Black Widow's Wardrobe, Cactus Blood and Eulogy for a Brown Angel, will read and discuss their works, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney. Information: 832-393-1313.

Poet Robin Davidson will read from her works, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Inprint House, 1520 West Main. Information: 713-521-3519.

Greg Herren will sign and discuss his new Chanse MacLeod novel, Murder in the Garden District, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet. Information: 713-524-8597.

Daniel Garcia Ordaz, aka The Poet Mariachi, will read from You Know What I'm Sayin'? 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Heights Books-Libros, 502 E. 20th. Information: 713-869-9966

Bob Rotella and Sam Chambers will sign and discuss their book, Head Case Lacrosse Goalie: Sports Fiction with a Winning Edge, 5-7 p.m. Saturday at River Oaks Bookstore, 3270 Westheimer. Information: 713-520-0061.

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STORYTELLER: Neuroscientist and author David Eagleman will appear at the Jewish Book & Arts Fair, which begins today.

Source Citation
"[BOOK EVENTS]." Houston Chronicle [Houston, TX] 1 Nov. 2009: 11. General OneFile. Web. 20 Nov. 2009. .

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