Author Events July 16-22

Ann Hite, author of “Sleeping Above Chaos.”
Ann Hite, author of “Sleeping Above Chaos.”

Susan Boyer, "Lowcountry Bonfire." A woman who hires two PIs to find out what her husband is hiding becomes the prime suspect when he turns up dead. 2 p.m. July 16. Tea, signing. Free. Bookmiser-Roswell, 4651 Sandy Plains Road, Roswell, 770-993-1555,

Monica Hesse, "American Fire." Washington Post reporter Hesse examines the five-month-long arson spree that left a rural county in Virginia reeling, and the twisted love story behind it all. 7 p.m. July 17. Talk, signing. Free. Carter Presidential Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 404-865-7100,

Ricki Schultz, "Mr. Right-Swipe" and Susan Sands, "Forever, Alabama." Two Georgia writers will discuss their work: Schultz's wry debut will speak to anyone who's ever been on a bad date. In Sands' third book, a local attorney falls for the one woman in town who says no to him. 7:15 p.m. July 17. Conversation, signing. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285,

Ann Hite, "Sleeping Above Chaos." Take the relationship triangle from "East of Eden," set it deep in the Appalachian Mountains, add a couple of ghosts and a measure of dysfunction, and you've got the fourth book in Hite's Black Mountain series. 10 a.m. July 18. Signing. Free. Cannon United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 2424 Webb Gin House Road, Snellville, 770-972-5463,

Adrianna Trigiani, "Kiss Carlo." Trigiani delivers a post-war family drama about family secrets and the guts it takes to start life over again. 6:30 p.m. July 18. Talk, signing. Ticketed event. $32 includes copy of book. Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, 8534 Main St., Woodstock, 678-494-4251,

Daniel Silva, "House of Spies." Silva ("The Black Widow") returns with a summer blockbuster featuring an art restorer, international spy, and assassin determined to hunt down a shadowy ISIS mastermind. 7:30 p.m. July 19. Talk, signing. $36 includes copy of book. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678-812-4000,

Kathryn Atwood, "Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics." Atwood recounts the brave exploits of fascinating women whose suspense-filled stories are told through narrative, dialogue, direct quotes, as well as document and diary excerpts. 8 p.m. July 19. Talk, signing, reception. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, 404-814-4150,

Hannah Palmer, "Flight Path: A Search for Roots Beneath the World's Busiest Airport," with Ryan Gravel. In the course of tracking the fate of her three childhood homes wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Palmer becomes an amateur detective, an urban historian, and a mother. 7 p.m. July 20. Talk, signing. $10. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-814-4150,