The co-host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” signs “The Grace of Silence,” an examination of Norris’ own racial legacy and evolving attitudes toward race in America today.
John Ferrell, "In Mary Mac's Tea Room: 65 Years of Recipes From Atlanta's Favorite Dining Room." Talk and signing. Free. 7 p.m. Dec. 9. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock. 770-516-9989, www.foxtalebookshoppe.com.
Sonny Brewer, "Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit." 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main Street, Woodstock. 770-516-9989, www.foxtalebookshoppe.com. Also: 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 404-486-0307, http://eagleeyebooks.com.
The author of “Poet of Tolstoy Park” edited this uproariously funny, inspiring collection of essays written by Southern authors about their long-ago day jobs.
Susan Rosson Spain and Elizabeth O. Dulemba, "The Twelve Days of Christmas in Georgia." 1 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-8450, Ext. 2225, www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.
Author Spain and Atlanta illustrator Dulemba sign their colorful new children’s book.