Larrie Ferreiro, “Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It.” 7:15 p.m. Nov. 29. Talk, signing. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285; georgiacenterforthebook.org/events/show.php?id=918. Ferreiro (“Measure of the Earth”) views the birth of the American nation as the centerpiece of an international alliance against a common enemy — England.
Thomas Swick, “Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them.” 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Signing. Free. A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-681-5128, acappellabooks.com/pages/events/61/thomas-swick-the-joys-of-travel. Swick reflects on “the seven joys of travel” and offers tips on how people can get the most out of their trips.
Anne Byrn and Jerry Slater, American Cake and Cocktails. 7 p.m. Nov. 30. $10. RSVP. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com/programs/category/author-programs. Byrn (“The Cake Mix Doctor”) teams with mixologist Jerry Slater (former owner of H Harper Station) to offer samples from cake recipes and cocktails that will provide inspiration for holiday entertaining.
Warren Ellis, “Normal.” 7 p.m. Dec. 1. $14, includes signed copy of the book. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 404-486-0307, eagleeyebooks.com. Ellis offers a techno-thriller set at a forest refuge where a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake.
Okey Ndibe, “Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American.” 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Barnes & Noble, 7660 Northpoint Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-993-8340, stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061826973-0. The author of “Foreign Gods, Inc.” recounts his move from Nigeria to America in a tale in which what is lost in translation is often as hilarious as it is harrowing.
A Night of Queer Memoir and Magic From Transgress Press. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Talk, signing. Suggested donation: $5. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-0304, charisbooksandmore.com/event/night-queer-memoir-and-magic-transgress-press. Author Antonia Amprino and translator Katie Gray will talk about their book “Words of Fire: Women Loving Women in Latin America,” and Paige Schilt will read from her memoir “Queer Rock Love.”
Raymond L. Atkins, Kimberly S. Belle, Rosalind Bunn, Robb Helfrick, Ann Hite, Sally Kilpatrick, Deborah Mantella, George Weinstein and Karen White. 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Holiday party. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock. 770-516-9989, foxtalebookshoppe.com/events. Join local authors at this annual celebration, with book signings, shopping and recommendations for holiday gift-giving.
Kerry Winchell, “For This Too, Is Love.” 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Talk, signing. Free. Tall Tales Book Shop, 2105 LaVista Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-636-2498, talltalesatlanta.com/events.html. Local author Winchell will discuss her book of poetry, reflections and affirmations.
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