Falling from Horses follows a young cowboy who becomes a stunt rider in Hollywood movies. ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Ctr. (Kirkland), 425-828-6546, parkplacebookskirkland.com. 7 p.m. Wed., May 6.
Drs. Pepper Schwartz and Lana Staheli They discuss their new book, Snap Strategies for Couples: 40 Fast Fixes for Everyday Relationship Pitfalls. University Book Store, 326 University Way N.E., 634-3400, bookstore.washington.edu. 7 p.m. Wed., May 6.
Steven Quartz He explores interesting ideas in Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 652-4255, townhallseattle.org. $5. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 7.
Bill Schelly He discusses his new book, Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America. University Book Store, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 7.
Per Espen Stoknes The psychologist and economist from Norway discusses his new book, What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming. Town Hall. $5. 6 p.m. Thurs., May 7.
Gene Baur, David Lee, and Kathryn Gillespie The three discuss Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day. Town Hall. $5. 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 8.
The Job Pirate is about the author’s experience working over 82 jobs in the past 20 years. University Book Store, 7 p.m. Fri., May 8.
Mark Cook, Christina Lopez, Hugo Orellana, Ann Rogers and Annaliza Torres The activists discuss their work featured in the new anthology, Talking Back: Voices of Color. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 722-2453, socialism.com. 7 p.m. Fri., May 8.
Sassafras Lowrey, Evan Peterson and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore The queer writers read from their work: Lost Boi, Skin Job, and The End of San Francisco. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., 624-6600, elliottbaybook.com.
7 p.m. Fri., May 8.
Apex is the conclusion to his science fiction trilogy. University Book Store, 7 p.m. Fri., May 8.
Forever Changed is the story of how she started Summer Search, a mentorship organization for adolescents. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., 366-3333, thirdplacebooks.com. 6:30 p.m. Sat., May 9.
Lillian Carter: A Compassionate Life is a new book about the mother of President Jimmy Carter. Town Hall. $5. 2 p.m. Sun., May 10.
Mary Louise Kelly
The Bullet is the follow-up thriller to her debut, Anonymous Sources. Elliott Bay, 7 p.m. Mon., May 11.
Leonard Mlodinow The theoretical physicist discusses his new book, The Upright Thinkers. Town Hall. $5. 7:30 p.m. Mon., May 11.
The Computing Universe: A Journey Through a Revolution is a new book from the computer scientist. University Book Store, 7 p.m. Tues., May 12.
Nora Pouillon The founding chef of Nora in Washington D.C. discusses her memoir, My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped to Shape the Way We Eat Today. Lark, 952 E. Seneca St., 323-5275, larkseattle.com. $45. 6 p.m. Tues., May 12.
Richard Reeves The prolific writer discusses his book, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World. Elliott Bay, 7 p.m. Tues., May 12.
Beth Shapiro The UC Santa Cruz professor discusses How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction. Town Hall. $5. 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 12.
Geshe Thupten Jinpa The longtime translator to the Dalai Lama talks about his book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives in Kane Hall. UW Campus, Sold out. 7 p.m. Wed., May 13.
Rajan Krishnaswami The founder and director of Simple Measures discusses his memoir, Words Without Music. In conversation with Philip Glass. Town Hall. $37-$42. 7:30 p.m. Wed., May 13.
Re Jane is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre through the lens of a young Korean-American woman. Third Place Books, 7 p.m. Wed., May 13.
Megan A. Carney She discusses The Unending Hunger, a portrait of immigrant women in Kane Hall. UW Campus, 5:30 p.m. Thurs., May 14.
Wild Women, Wild Voice is her latest book. Third Place Books, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 14.