THURSDAY 4/4

David Maisel
Author of 2182 kHz. Looking Glass Bookstore, 318 SW Taylor, 227-4760, 7 pm

Bharti Mukherjee
Desirable Daughters: wealthy daughters in India, desired and constrained by a culture with some pretty limited ideas of the value of girls. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm


FRIDAY 4/5

Nicole Mones
Cup of Light: a book filled with a fantasy-sized helping of all the things we should treasure: priceless art, glamorous jobs, travel, romance, and the "awakening of a woman's heart lost in the past." It all feels so fragile and fabricated, it's like a super-sized cotton candy on a hot day at the fair. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


SATURDAY 4/6

Bradley Trevpr Grieve
How does this guy have all the big answers? Meet the author of Dear Mom, Looking for Mr. Right, and now his latest, The Meaning of Life. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 2 pm


SUNDAY 4/7

Mark Jude Poirier
Unsung Heroes of American Industry: This is a short collection, but each story spans a life time of years, packed with oddball details, turns of fate, scattered desires. Success, hard work, love, loss. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Gynomite
Erotica, self expression, exhibitionism, explanation, titillation--the editor and contributors to Gynomite: Fearless Feminist Porn read their work. Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, 522-9453, $5-7


MONDAY 4/8

I Love Monday! Poetry Night
Dan R#229phael and friends . Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

Susan Wisdom
Another author with all the answers: Stepcoupling: Creating a Strong Marriage in Today's Blended Family. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

Randall Sullivan
Labyrinth, an investigative look into the death of Tupac and Biggie, further implicating the LAPD. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 4/9

Richard G. Mitchell
Dancing at Armageddon: Survivalism and Chaos in Modern Times Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

James Carroll
Constantine's Sword, a look at the personal as political religion, as both spirit and material politics. Carroll moves from the 2000-year course of the Christian church vs. Judaism and his own crisis of faith. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 4/10

Women's Fiction Book Group
The group will discuss The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 1 pm, free

Lewis Richmond
Healing Lazarus: A Buddhist's Journey, the sad, creepy, but ultimately upbeat story of one man's survival from brain injury and disease, and how the process led to transformation. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm