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Events: Jonathan Rottenberg to sign book on origins of depression

Book Talk

The University of South Florida English department presents award-winning poet Michael Hettich (The Measured Breathing) reading his work at 6 p.m. Monday in Cooper Hall Auditorium, Room 103, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

USF psychology professor Jonathan Rottenberg (The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

BonSue Brandvik (Twenty Ghosts of the Belleview Biltmore) will discuss and sign her book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.

Sandra Lansky (Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland) will discuss and sign her memoir about life as the daughter of mob boss Meyer Lansky at 7 p.m. Friday at Inkwood Books.

Cousin Vinny (The Devil's Glove) will sign his novel at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Sarasota, 4010 S Tamiami Trail.

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