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Readings

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty: Blue Willow Bookstore

The New York Times–bestselling author of What Alice Forgot weaves her razor-sharp observations on sex, parenthood and friendship through the stories of three “happy” families.
Sept 17. bluewillowbookshop.com

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer: Wortham Center

This highly anticipated new novel—the first in a decade from the Everything Is Illuminated author—recounts the unraveling of a Jewish family in Washington, D.C. Foer reads from and signs the book as part of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.
Sept 19. inprinthouston.org

One of Us Is Sleeping by Josefine Klougart: Brazos Bookstore

The celebrated young writer from Denmark brings her haunting new tale of love, disillusion and loss to the pages of her first English-language novel. If you like Anne Carson, this one’s for you.
Sept 26. brazosbookstore.com

Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger: Murder by the Book

In the latest installment of the Edgar Award–winning author’s suspense-filled Cork O’Connor series, Cork disappears before his daughter’s wedding.
Sept 28. murderbooks.com

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff: Alley Theatre

There are two sides to every story—and every marriage—and readers get both of them in Groff’s latest novel, a runaway hit and 2015 National Award finalist. As part of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, she speaks in Houston alongside Ann Patchett (see p. 79).
Oct 17. inprinthouston.org

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Comedy

Lewis Black: The Emperor’s New Clothes—The Naked Truth Tour: Revention Music Center

As his highly successful 2015 rant tour proved, nothing is off-limits for the disgruntled Grammy Award winner.
Sept 10. reventionmusiccenter.com

Steve Byrne: Houston Improv

A regular on the late-night circuit, this stand-up artist leaves audiences in stitches with bits about race, sex and pop culture.
Oct 6–8. improvhouston.com

Jim Breuer: House of Blues

Expect the former Saturday Night Live cast member and current Sirius radio host to banter about everything from baseball to babes.
Nov 19. houseofblues.com/houston

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