Tampa-Hillsborough Friends of the Library present a luncheon featuring bestselling author Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son) talking about his novel about North Korea, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle fiction award, at noon Monday at the University Club of Tampa, 201 N Franklin St., No. 3800. Tickets $50; call (813) 273-3616. Books may be reserved in advance or purchased at the event from Inkwood Books (inkwoodbooks.com).
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's lunchtime book talk series presents Lloyd Chapin, dean of faculty emeritus at Eckerd College, discussing Reinhold Niebuhr's Selected Essays and Addresses at noon Tuesday at the church, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Lunch available for $5.
East Lake Community Library's Author Showcase presents Augusta Scattergood (Glory Be) discussing her YA novel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
Craig MacIntosh (The Last Lightning) will discuss and sign his historical novels about World War II at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble Sarasota, 4010 S Tamiami Trail.
The Tampa Bay History Center's Florida Conversations presents Carlton Ward (Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee) discussing and signing his book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa.
The Manatee County Public Library System's annual author luncheon presents Adriana Trigiani (The Shoemaker's Wife) discussing and signing her historical novel at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Tickets cost $40 at manateelibrary foundation.org.
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