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
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