“The Last Ballad,” by Wiley Cash.

Author Events Dec. 3-9

Joiya Morrison-Efemini, “The Notes They Played.” Morrison-Efemini’s stories elevate everyday occurrences into short, perfectly rendered tales that resonate. 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Signing. Free. Bookmiser-Roswell, 4651 Sandy Plains Road, Roswell, 770-993-1555, bookmiser.net

Southwest Open Mic Night For Writers. Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to share their work for the first time or to try out new material. 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Adults. Free. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Southwest Branch, 3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta, 404-699-6363, afpls.org/southwest-branch6

Bill Browder, “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice.” A Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Browder made his fortune and exposed corruption along the way, barely escaping with his life—and, after succeeding in passing the Magnitsky Act, becoming Putin’s number one enemy. 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Talk, signing. Free. Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 404-865-7100, jimmycarterlibrary.gov

Sally Mott Freeman, “The Jersey Brothers.” The extraordinary real-life adventure of three brothers, all Navy men, at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II, follows their mad race to change history—and save one of their own. 8 p.m. Dec 5. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com

Wiley Cash, “The Last Ballad.” Cash (“A Land More Kind Than Home”) returns with a powerful new novel inspired by actual events, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929: the story of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill. In conversation with Chuck Reece of the Bitter Southerner. 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Reading, talk, signing. Free. The Wrecking Bar, 292 Moreland Ave., Atlanta, 404-221-2600, acappellabooks.com

FoxTale Holiday Party. Along with galley giveaways, audio book discounts, food and more, this annual celebration will include authors Rosalind Bunn, Cynthia Graubart, Daren Wang, Karen White, Caleb Zane Huett, Linda Sands and more. 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Refreshments, meet n’ greets. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock, 770-516-9989, foxtalebookshoppe.com/events/

Donnie Winokur, “Chancer: How One Good Boy Saved Another.” Meet the author of the real-life story of a family pushed to the breaking point and the therapy dog who saved them. 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Signing. Adults. Free. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Roswell Branch, 115 Norcross St., Roswell, 770-640-3075, afpls.org/roswell-branch6

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