Stephen Davis, “What the Yankees Did to Us.” 7:15 p.m. Nov. 25. Signing. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-8450, Ext. 2225; www.georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=639. Atlanta burned during the Civil War, but fire wasn’t the whole story. Longtime Atlanta resident Davis uses extensive research to convey the destruction the city withstood when General William T. Sherman’s Union forces invaded in 1864.
Joshilyn Jackson, “Someone Else’s Love Story.” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Talk and signing. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock. 770-516-9989, www.foxtalebookshoppe.com/events. A woman raising her 3-year-old son juggles college with keeping the peace between her long-divorced parents. Things get even more complicated when she gets caught in the middle of a stick-up and falls in love with the man who willingly steps between the robber and her son.
Indies First Saturday: Pearl Cleage, Isabel Wilkerson and Fiona Zedde. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 30. Meet and greet. Free. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-0304, www.charisbooksandmore.com/event/indies-first-saturday-pearl-cleage-isabel-wilkerson-and-fiona-zedde. Indies First urges authors to help support independent bookstores and share their favorite books. From 12 to 3 p.m., learn about Cleage’s life-changing favorites. From 2 to 4, ask Wilkerson about the must-read nonfiction on her list. And from 4 to 6, find out which steamy books keep Zedde up late at night. Charis also will have virtual booksellers emailing in their favorite picks.
Lynn Cullen, “Mrs. Poe,” Carmen Deedy, “Return of the Library Dragon,” Ann Hite, “The Storycatcher,” and Joshilyn Jackson, “Someone Else’s Love Story.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Meet and greet. Refreshments. Free. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 404-486-0307, http://eagleeyebooks.com/calendar.html. For Small Business Saturday, enjoy barbecue and Eagle Eye’s biggest sale of the year as four local authors show support for independent bookstores. Cullen, Deedy, Hite and Jackson will be in the store chatting with customers and recommending their favorite books.
Charles McNair, “Pickett’s Charge.” 1 p.m. Nov. 30. Reading and signing. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock. 770-516-9989, www.foxtalebookshoppe.com/events. To avenge his brother’s death, a Civil War veteran breaks out of an Alabama old folks home on a quest to kill the last living Union soldier.