Steve Berry, “The Bishop’s Pawn.” Berry’s latest Cotton Malone book marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death by examining what happened in a shocking new way. 7 p.m. March 25. Talk, signing. $10-15. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678-812-4000, atlantajcc.org. Also appearing: 7 p.m. March 26. Signing. Free. Prototype Prime, 147 Technology Parkway, Suite 100, Peachtree Corners, 770-978-5154, gwinnettpl.org
Anna Leahy, “Tumor.” Leahy explores why and how tumors happen, how we think and talk about them, and how we try to rid ourselves of them. 7 p.m. March 26. Lecture, signing. Free. Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 404-865-7100, jimmycarterlibrary.gov
Katherine Clark, “My Exaggerated Life.” Clark’s oral biography, based on 200 hours of no-holds-barred conversations with the late Pat Conroy, includes aspects of his tumultuous life never before revealed. 7:15 p.m. March 26. Talk, signing. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285, georgiacenterforthebook.org/
Mitch Landrieu, “In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.” Landrieu’s unblinking memoir confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past. 8 p.m. March 26. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW., Atlanta, 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com
Kevin Shird with Nelson Malden, “The Colored Waiting Room: Empowering the Original and the New Civil Rights Movements.” Extraordinary conversations between a confidant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a modern-day activist examine today’s second-wave civil rights movement and the significance of recent racially motivated events. 7 p.m. March 28. Talk, signing. Free. Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 404-865-7100, jimmycarterlibrary.gov
Marc Perrusquia, “A Spy in Canaan: How the FBI Used a Famous Photographer to Infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement.” Journalist Perrusquia examines the double life of famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers, who from 1958 to 1976 documented the iconic moments of the civil rights movement. 7 p.m. March 28. Talk, signing. Free. Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. NE., Atlanta, 404-730-4001, ext. 100, afpls.org
S. Lorraine Norwood, “The History of Duluth.” Celebrate Duluth’s Bicentennial with Norwood’s history of the little farming village originally founded as Howell’s Cross Roads in 1821. 7 p.m. March 29. Talk, signing. Free. Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main St., Duluth, 770-476-3434, duluthga.net
Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Nezhukumatathil’s most recent collection of poems, “Oceanic,” and a book of nature essays, “World of Wonder,” are both forthcoming in 2018. 2 p.m. March 30. Colloquium. Free. Emory University, Kemp Malone Library, N301 Callaway Memorial Center, 537 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, creativewriting.emory.edu. Also appearing: 4 p.m. Poetry reading, signing, reception. Joseph W. Jones Room, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, 404-727-6861.