Tuesday

"FLASH LIGHT — 9 GIRLS' STORIES FOR GROWN UPS": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Heather Hoeksema will discuss and sign her book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday

"WHAT WOULD DOLLY DO — HOW TO BE A DIAMOND IN A RHINESTONE WORLD": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Lauren Marino discusses and signs her book about legendary entertainer Dolly Parton. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"A DOG'S WAY HOME": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. W. Bruce Cameron will discuss and sign his novel about a dog's journey to return to her owner. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"SINGULAR BUTTERFLY — VERSE 3/3": 6:30 p.m., City Park Botanical Gardens, 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans. Heather Hoeksema discusses the first book in her Singular Architecture series, plus plays harmonic songs from her original album. Registration required. $10. (504) 483-9473. nocp.org.

Thursday

"THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD — TALES FROM MY MOMMA'S TABLE": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Rick Bragg discusses and signs his food memoir, cookbook and tribute to the region. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"OFF AIR — MY JOURNEY TO THE ANCHOR DESK": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Television journalist Sheba Turk discusses and signs her book. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

May 8

"SAVING BOBBY — HEROES AND HEROIN IN ONE SMALL COMMUNITY": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Renee Hodges discusses and signs her book about her nephew and his addiction and recovery. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

May 9

"WINNEBAGOS ON WEDNESDAYS — HOW VISIONARY LEADERSHIP CAN TRANSFORM HIGHER EDUCATION": 7 p.m., The New Orleans Advocate, 840 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Scott Cowen, president emeritus of Tulane University, discusses and signs his new book. Garden District Book Shop to sell. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

May 10

"SOUTHERN SPLENDOR — SAVING ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES OF THE OLD SOUTH": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Marc R. Matrana reads and signs his book about houses built before the Civil War that have been authentically restored or preserved. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"SUPERFLARE — THE FORTUNATE ONES: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Lisa Poche Calhoun reads and discusses her science fiction work about life after an electromagnetic pulse-like flare disrupts life on Earth. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

May 16

"BUTTERMILK GRAFFITI — A CHEF'S JOURNEY TO DISCOVER AMERICA'S NEW MELTING-POT CUISINE": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Edward Lee's story of a two-year road trip to discover flavors and the stories behind them. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

May 19

"THE CITY OF LOST FORTUNES": 2 p.m., Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Bryan Camp discusses and signs his book post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, a street magician and the gods of the city playing poker for the heart and soul of New Orleans. (504) 598-5536. tubbyandcoos.com.

"HANG TIME — MY LIFE IN BASKETBALL": 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Elgin Baylor discusses and signs his book about his NBA career as a player and general manager. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

May 22

"THE HAUNTED HEIRLOOM": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Laura Cayouette signs and discusses her latest Charlotte Reade mystery. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Jesmyn Ward signs her book about a family on a journey through rural Mississippi. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

May 24

"RACE AND EDUCATION IN NEW ORLEANS — CREATING THE SEGREGATED CITY, 1764-1960": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Walter C. Stern presents and signs his book about the city's education system. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

May 25

"ANGER IS A GIFT": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Mark Oshiro discusses his young adult novel with writer Daniel José Older. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.