* Bibliotrek, Davis County Library's book discussion group, will host a discussion of "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the South Branch Library, 725 S. Main St., Bountiful. The free event will be led by Susan M. Young, professor of anthropology at Weber State University in Ogden.
"People of the Book" begins when Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator, is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless 600-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries old book, she unwittingly exposes an international cover-up.
Brooks, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel "March," will be the featured speaker this fall at the Ogden School Foundation's annual author event. Her newest book, "Caleb's Crossing," is currently on several best-seller lists.
The author event includes a dinner and will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden. Tickets are $70, $90 and $120. For more information, call 801-625-7305 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
l Utah author Jana Richman will discuss her book "The Last Cowgirl" (William Morrow, 2008) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Antelope Island State Park west of Syracuse. The book is set entirely in Salt Lake City and Utah's west desert.
Author events this week at The King's English Bookshop include:
* Author and playwright David Kranes will read from and sign his "Selected Plays" (Level 4 Press, Inc., $12.95) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The five plays in the collection were produced between 1977 and 2008, either at major regional or off-Broadway theaters. Kranes, emeritus professor of English at the University of Utah, is the author of 50 plays and seven novels.
* Marguerite Marceau Henderson will sign her latest collection of recipes, "Small Sweet Treats" (Gibbs Smith, $19.99), at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A New York native, Henderson is a food consultant and food writer who makes her home in Salt Lake City. She teaches cooking classes, develops recipes for restaurants and caterers, and is the author of "Small Plates" and "Small Parties."
* Christopher Boucher will read from and sign his new novel "How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive" (Melville House, $15) at 4 p.m. Saturday. The orginal novel is a spin on the classic 1960s handbook of the same title. The VW that Boucher is driving on his thr ee-week cross-country book tour will be parked by the bookstore's patio.
* Chris Ewan will read from and sign his newest mystery, "The Good Thief's Guide to Venice" (Minotaur Books, $24.99), at 7 p.m. Saturday. Ewan was born in Taunton, England.
Author events are free at the bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City.