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<strong>SUNDAY (May 18)</strong>

<strong> High Tea with Mona Simpson, "Casebook,"</strong> 2 p.m., <em>Miles Adler-Hart starts eavesdropping to find out what his mother is planning for his life. When he learns instead that his parents are separating, his investigation deepens, and he enlists his best friend, Hector, to help. Both boys are in thrall to Miles's unsuspecting mother, Irene, who is "pretty for a mathematician." They rifle through her dresser drawers, bug her telephone lines, and strip-mine her computer, only to find that all clues lead them to her bedroom, and put them on the trail of a mysterious stranger from Washington, D.C.</em> Tudor Rose English Tea Room, 733 4th Street, Santa Rosa. Info, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>Joshua Mohr, "Plarachterization: Intersection of Plot & Character,"</strong> 3 p.m., <em>The best plots aren't controlled by an authorial presence. Plot springs from the characters themselves. Writer Joshua Mohr calls this phenomenon "plarachterization." Come learn about the technique that has made him one of O Magazine's Top 10 reads. </em> Redwood Writers, Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. For more information, <a href="http://www.redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">www.redwoodwriters.org</a>.

<strong>TUESDAY (May 20)</strong>

<strong> Ken Oppel, "Boundless,"</strong> 4 p.m., <em>When Will ends up in possession of the key to a train car on train, The Boundless, containing priceless treasures, he becomes the target of sinister figures from his past. In order to survive, Will must join a traveling circus, enlisting the aid of Mr. Dorian, the ringmaster and leader of the troupe, and Maren, a girl his age who is an expert escape artist. With villains fast on their heels, can Will and Maren reach Will's father and save The Boundless before someone winds up dead?</em> Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>WEDNESDAY (May 21)</strong>

<strong> Christopher Moore, "The Serpent of Venice,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>Greed, revenge, deception, lust, and a giant (but lovable) sea monster combine to create another hilarious and bawdy tale from modern comic genius, Christopher Moore. </em> Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>THURSDAY (May 22)</strong>

<strong> Peter Heller, "The Painter,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>A stunning, savage novel of art and violence, love and grief, The Painter is the story of a man who longs to transcend the shadows in his heart, a man intent on using the losses he has suffered to create a meaningful life.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<strong>FRIDAY (May 23)</strong>

<strong> Philippe Petit, "Creativity: The Perfect Crime,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft—not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer. A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process—an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in Creativity: The Perfect Crime.</em> Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>SATURDAY (May 24)</strong>

<strong> Elspeth Benton and JC Miller, Redwood Writers hosts Open Mic Reading</strong>, 2 p.m., SoCo Coffee, 1015 Fourth St. in Santa Rosa, For more information, <a href="http://www.redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">www.redwoodwriters.org</a>.

<em>To submit book events for consideration in this column, contact Sara Peyton at sara.peyton@gmail.com at least three weeks in advance of the event.</em>