THURSDAY 1/27

* Jared Diamond
See "My, What a Busy Week!" Pg 13. First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, 227-2583, 7:30 pm, free


FRIDAY 1/28

Susan Vreeland
Vreeland specializes in recreating the historical context behind great artists and works of art. Her new book, Life Studies, covers Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Picasso. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm


MONDAY 2/1

* Douglas Coupland
The beloved Coupland presents his latest novel, Eleanor Rigby, about an overweight, depressed woman who teams up with a dashing, terminally ill young man. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 2/3

Three Sniffy Linings Authors
The quirky local press Sniffy Linings represents with Mark Russell (of Bunkbed Mishaps), Daniel Scott Buck (The Greatest Show on Earth), and editor Paul Ash (What I Think About When I Go to the Job). Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, 988-5471, 7 pm

Peter DeLeo
In his poorly titled Survive! My Fight for Life in the High Sierras, DeLeo chronicles his hair-raising exploits after a plane crash left him high and dry with 16 broken bones, two injured friends, and no emergency supplies. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm