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Author Events Jan. 7-13

Martha Boone, “The Big Free.” New Orleans’ Charity Hospital provides the setting for a roller-coaster ride of a novel that follows the first six months of training for one of the first women in the toughest surgery department in America. Author Boone is a practicing urologist in Georgia and one of Castle Connelly 2017 “Exceptional Women in Medicine.” 7 p.m. Jan. 9. Launch party. Free. Bookmiser-Roswell, 4651 Sandy Plains Road, Roswell, 770-993-1555, bookmiser.net

Gregory C. Ellison II, “Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice.” Ellison founded Fearless Dialogues, an organization that creates unique spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard heartfelt conversations on taboo subjects. Drawing upon research from his newly-released book and the experiences of Fearless Dialogues’ team of animators, Ellison will offer strategies to create space and maneuver around the five fears that stifle hard conversation. 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW., Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com

Lauren Willig, “The English Wife.” In Willig’s scandalous new novel set in the Gilded Age, full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder, a couple lead a charmed life in New York—until the husband is found dead on the night of their annual ball and the wife goes missing. Willig is the author of the popular “Pink Carnation” series, as well as four other historical novels. 1 p.m. Jan. 13. Signing. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock, 770-516-9989, foxtalebookshoppe.com

Lisa Lewis Tyre, “Hope in the Holler.” Tyre’s poignant—and funny—YA tale (after “Last in a Long Line of Rebels”) tells the story of a girl trying to be brave and find her place in the world after she’s sent to live with scheming relatives in the Appalachian hometown her mother fought so hard to leave. 4 p.m. Jan 13. Book launch. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock, 770-516-9989, foxtalebookshoppe.com

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