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If you're looking for behind-the-page scoop, stop by the beloved Brazos Bookstore this October to hear some riveting readings from the country's most lauded names in literature—including a few Houstonians!

The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter by John Pipkin

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From Rice University-graduate John Pipkin, his new historical fiction novel transports readers to 18th-century Ireland where the quest for scientific discovery and human connection collide.

October 11 at 7.

A Bestiary by Lily Hoang

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Winner of the 2015 Cleveland State University Essay Collection Competition, Hoang’s writing is prolific, original and, according to acclaimed poet Wayne Koestenbaum, “Unlike anything I've ever read." Don't miss this rising literary star as she stops by the Bayou City.

October 12 at 7.

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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In her acclaimed debut novel, Bennett weaves an emotional tale of love, friendship and plenty of secrets within a black community set in Southern California.

October 14 at 7.

Who Killed These Girls? by Beverly Lowry

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The former University of Houston writing professor takes a comprehensive look at the infamous, unsolved murders of four girls in Austin, Texas, in the early '90s. Recounting the events and botched investigation, Lowry embarks to uncover this famous cold case.

October 27 at 7.

Never Look an American in the Eye by Okey Ndibe

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Okey Ndibe, a Nigerian American, recounts his experience of immigrating to the USA in his debut memoir. From the differences between cultural etiquette to falling victim to racial profiling, Ndibe brings his heartfelt and enlightening experiences to every page.

October 31 at 7.

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