Restaurant Eugene, 2277 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta.
A foodie’s dream come true: Restaurant Eugene and A Cappella Books present the second event in their “Eugene Author Dinner Series.” It's a meet-'n'-eat with author Mark Kurlansky, whose best-selling books—“Salt,” “Cod” and “The Big Oyster,” among others—reveal the central role food has always played in human history and culture. Each interconnected chapter in Kurlansky’s newest focuses on a different meal: Alaskan fish soup, a creme brulee, or a bean-curd Thanksgiving turkey, while characters make up, break up and reunite over food and drink.
Chef Linton Hopkins will prepare a four-course dinner with pairings inspired by Kurlansky’s many food-themed books; guests will receive a complimentary copy of “Edible Stories,” which Kurlansky will sign at the conclusion of the meal and his reading.
Fannie Flagg, “I Still Dream About You.”
Book signing and lecture
7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 22.
$5 members, $10 nonmembers, reservations required.
For tickets, call 404-814-4150.
Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, 990 Peachtree St., Atlanta.
Best-selling author Flagg (“Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe”) tells the story of a former Miss Alabama turned Realtor who’s devised the perfect end to her oh-so-imperfect existence—if only life would quit interrupting her plans! A real skeleton in the attic adds mystery and meaning to this comic romp through the streets of Birmingham, Ala.
Hazel Rowley, “Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage.”
Reading and book signing.
7:15 p.m., Nov. 22.
Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur.
404-370-8450 x 2225, www.georgiacenterforthebook.org/
One of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history, Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt’s marriage raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths. Historian Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention—private and public—that kept F.D.R. and Eleanor together, and tells a tale of a relationship so powerful that it has shaped the lives of all who read about it today.