Monday

Jan Karon, author of "Home to Holly Springs," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Pino Luongo and Mark Strausman, TV chefs and authors of "Two Meatballs in the Italian Kitchen," will discuss and sign copies of their cookbook at 5 p.m. Monday at Veni Vidi Vici, 41 14th St., Atlanta. Tickets are $39 and include a four-course dinner. Visit www.buckheadrestaurants.com.

Tuesday

Alice Medrich, author of "Pure Dessert," will hold a cooking class and book signing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook's Warehouse, 549-I Amsterdam Ave., NE, Atlanta. The class is $45. Call 404-815-4993 or visit www.cookswarehouse.com.

Creston Mapes, author of "Nobody," will discuss his work from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borders Mall of Georgia, 1705 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford. Call 678-482-0872.

Amy Chua, author of "World on Fire" and "Day of Empire," will discuss and sign her works at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Atlanta. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Wednesday

Jane Smiley, author of "A Thousand Acres" and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel," will discuss her work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Call 404-253-2759.

David R. Kaufman, author of "Peachtree Creek," and James Kautz, author of "Footprints Across the South: Bartram's Trail Revisited," will discuss and sign copies of their works at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Atlanta. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Thursday

Stephen Berry, author of "House of Abraham," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Friday

Edward Ball, author of "The Genetic Strand," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Atlanta. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Saturday

Ann Rule, author of "Too Late to Say Goodbye," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Atrium of Building B at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. Call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Darlene F. Wofford, author of "Edgewise: An Assignment to Remember," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Nov. 11

Markus Zusak, author of "The Book Thief," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Call 770-396-3250 or visit www.atlantajcc.org.

Nov. 12

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, author of "Revolution of Hope," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Nov. 13

Ani DiFranco, author of the "Verse" poetry collection, will discuss her work at 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Nov. 14

Hugh Howard, author of "Houses of the Founding Fathers," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Beth Wenger, author of the illustrated book "The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring St., Atlanta. Call 678-222-3700 or visit www.thebreman.org.

SideBar: If You Go

What: Book discussion with Ann Rule, author of "Too Late to Say Goodbye"

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Atrium of Building B at Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville

Cost: Free

Info: Rule, a national best-selling crime author, will discuss her new work, which dissects the case of Dr. Barton Corbin, the Buford dentist accused of murdering his wife in 2004, and a former girlfriend in 1990. Call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.