Author Events March 4-10

Trudy Nan Boyce, “The Policeman’s Daughter.” In this prequel to her Detective Salt series, Boyce (“Out of the Blues”) takes readers back in time: Sara “Salt” Alt, a beat cop patrolling Atlanta’s gritty “Homes” neighborhood, searches for the killer of the mother of a young gang member. 7:30 p.m. March 5. Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, 404-525-3447,

Paige Embry, “Our Native Bees.” Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Embry explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. 7 p.m. March 5. Free. A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave. NE., Atlanta, 404-681-5128,

Radney Foster, “For You to See the Stars.” Legendary singer-songwriter Foster shows the diversity of his voice in a collection of short stories that brings lyrical prose to the page. The CD of the same title includes the 10 songs that inspired these stories. 6:30 p.m. March 7. Reading, signing, music. Free. Guaranteed seating with purchase of book. Book Exchange, 2932 Canton Road, Marietta, 770-427-4848,

Giles Milton, “Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat.” In 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London to plot the destruction of Hitler’s war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it and, aided by a group of formidable ladies, changed the course of WWII. 7 p.m. March 7. Reading, talk, signing. Free. Carter Presidential Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 404-865-7100,

Adam Gussow, “Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition.” University of Mississippi English professor Gussow takes the full measure of the most charismatic figure in the blues tradition—the devil. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past 90 years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black Southern blues artists have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. 7 p.m. March 8. Reading, talk, signing. Free. Highland Inn Ballroom, 644 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, 404-681-5128,

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Caitlin Macy, “Mrs.” A new novel by Macy (“Spoiled”) straddles class lines and takes a deep dive into the minds and insecurities of three women as they hurtle toward a dangerous and violent collision with dark forces that may destroy them all. 7 p.m. March 8. Talk, signing. $10. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. NE., Atlanta, 404-814-4150,

Colleen Scott, “Everybody Needs A Bridge.” Scott’s novel tells the story of a young white girl coming of age in a racially segregated Alabama town. 5 p.m. March 10. Talk, signing. Free. Tall Tales Book Shop, Toco Hill Shopping Center, 2105 LaVista Road NE., Atlanta, 404-636-2498,

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