A quick addition to the calendar here offers another chance for N.C. readers to catch Kirsten Holmstedt talking about her new book, The Girls Come Marching Home: The Saga of Women Returning From the War in Iraq, the follow-up to her successful Band of Sisters. Holmstedt will be at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington tonight, Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m.
Also on this weekend’s calendar are two thriller writers — one a local talent, one nationally and internationally known. First up, Durham author Bryan Gilmer reads from his new novel, Felonious Jazz, on Friday evening, July 31, at Durham’s Regulator Bookshop. The book pits a Audi-driving detective against a class-conscious, criminally minded jazz bassist in a string of McMansion murders. The jazz group Sawyer-Goldberg provides some background music for the 7 p.m. reading.
Then on Saturday, Daniel Silva brings The Defector, the ninth novel in his series about Israeli intelligence agent Gabriel Allon, to Raleigh’s Quail Ridge Books for a 3 p.m. signing. Note that this is a ticketed event — a signing line ticket available with purchase.
And looking toward next week: Quail Ridge will also host the first area reading by poet Fred Chappell from his new collection, Shadow Box. That event takes place on Wednesday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m., and watch this space for an interview with Chappell in the wake of that event.
For complete information N.C. readings from the Triangle to the coast, check out the MetroBooks calendar.