Johnny Smith, “A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle.” Historians Smith and co-author Randy Roberts recount the defining moment of Mantle’s legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time. 7 p.m. April 2. Talk, signing. Free. Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 404-865-7100, jimmycarterlibrary.gov
Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series: Sinéad Morrissey. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Emory University Libraries welcome Irish poet Morrisey, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for her book “Parallax” and last year’s Forward Poetry Prize for “On Balance.” 5:30 p.m. April 3. Reading. Free. Rose Library, Level 10 of Emory’s Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, 404-727-6861, eventbrite.com
Agnes Scott 47th Annual Writers’ Festival. Writers appearing at this free and open-to-the-public festival include: Eula Biss (“On Immunity: An Inoculation”), Mat Johnson (“Pym”), and Jacqueline Goldfinger (“Babel”). See website for scheduled appearances. April 3-6. Readings, talks, signings. Free. Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, 404 471-6000, agnesscott.edu/writersfestival/
Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, “My Dear Hamilton.” Alexander Hamilton’s wife wasn’t just a wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal; she was a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right. 7 p.m. April 4. Talk, signing. $10. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. NE., Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com
Beyond Books: Jessica Handler, “Invisible Sisters.” Handler captures the profound emotional toll that two daughters’ illnesses take on a family in this account of her journey through loss to find and redefine herself anew. 7 p.m. April 4. Reading, discussion. Free. Wren’s Nest. 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta, 404-753-7735, wrensnest.org
Daymond John, “Rise And Grind.” The bestselling author (“The Power of Broke”) and star from ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank” explores how grit, persistence, and hard work are the backbone of every successful business. 7 p.m. April 4. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-486-0307, eagleeyebooks.com
Menno Schilthuizen, “Darwin Comes to Town.” Biologists once believed evolution was too slow a process to be observed in a lifetime; evolutionary biologist Schilthuizen shows that it’s taking place much faster, and in the strangest of places: the heart of the city. 7 p.m. April 5. Talk, signing. Free. Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 404-865-7100, jimmycarterlibrary.gov
Laura Lippman, “Sunburn.” Lippman returns with a novel about a pair of lovers locked in a passionate game of cat and mouse marked by dark secrets, forbidden desires, betrayals—and murder. 2 p.m. April 7. Signing. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock, 770-516-9989, foxtalebookshoppe.com
Bruce Joel Brittain, “Brother Daniel’s Good News Revival.” Atlanta author Brittain’s Depression-era novel centers on a naive young Kentuckian traveling with a shady religious revival troupe. 3 p.m. April 7. Reading, signing. Free. Tall Tales Book Shop, Toco Hill Shopping Center, 2105 LaVista Road NE., Atlanta, 404-636-2498, talltalesatlanta.com
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