Daily Books: Readings
The Present in the Past Tense
Austin’s coolest customers showed up at BookPeople on June 16 to listen to Chuck Klosterman, a man who's made thinking deeply about pop culture his mission. Before the event, Klosterman chatted with the Chronicle about his latest book But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past, TV, and our town itself.

1:00PM Mon. Jun. 27, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

Inside Blackout
Last summer, a book being talked about just about everywhere – The New York Times, NPR's Fresh Air, Jezebel – was Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by former Austin Chronicle writer Sarah Hepola. The memoir's release in paperback is Tuesday, and Hepola is back at BookPeople in Austin to launch it.

11:30AM Tue. Jun. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Saadia Faruqi at BookPeople
Growing up in Pakistan and immigrating to the United States gave Houston writer and interfaith activist Saadia Faruqi a unique opportunity: Use fiction as a conduit for cultural awareness. Or at least, tell some good stories and narrow the perspective gap.

11:10AM Fri. Feb. 12, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

John Irving Opens Up at BookPeople
“Without women readers, most novelists would have to get another job.” Women outnumbered men three to one at BookPeople Thursday. John Irving’s Chronicle interview with Louis Black proved a topical blueprint for his SRO in-store – monologing about process, new novel Avenue of Mysteries, and eros for 80 pin-drop minutes.

1:10PM Fri. Nov. 13, 2015, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Lit-urday: The Day the Crayons Came Home
I don’t specifically remember giving voice to the plight of my crayons, but I was one of those kids that personified every plastic dinosaur, every trinket, every doll (almost all of them named Bob).

10:38PM Fri. Sep. 11, 2015, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Who Do You Love?
International bestselling author Jennifer Weiner just released her 12th book, Who Do You Love. The sure-to-be smash is a classic love story, told over the course of two decades, twisted up with modern cultural observations and maybe just a miniature ode to Save the Last Dance and When Harry Met Sally.

10:30AM Tue. Aug. 18, 2015, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

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Local Nonagenarian Author Speaks at BookPeople Sunday
The Hat, winner of 2011-2012 Texas Association of Authors' Historical Fiction Award, kicks off this murder mystery trilogy by local nonagenarian Babette Hughes.

10:29AM Sat. Jul. 18, 2015, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume has just published her 28th book, and she’s visiting Austin for the first time this weekend. Since 1969, she’s covered topics other authors wouldn’t dare include in children’s lit: sex, racism, bullying, periods, divorce, and more.

11:05AM Sat. Jun. 13, 2015, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

The Outskirts of Hope
Local writer Jo Ivester’s story changed dramatically in 1967 when her parents moved the family from Massachusetts to Mississippi to open a medical clinic and teach high school literature in one of the poorest areas of the country.

3:50PM Tue. Apr. 14, 2015, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

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