- Dr. Geoff Tabin will present his book, "Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives" (Random House, $27) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at The King's English, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City.
Tabin is co-founder and chairman of the Himalayan Cataract Project and a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and co-director of the Division of International Ophthalmology at the University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center. In 2009, he was named the "unsung hero" by the Dalai Lama for his international work and dedication to eradicate unnecessary world blindness and sustain ophthalmic health care in the developing world.
- Author Kevin Fedarko, of New Mexico, will read from and sign his new book, "The Emerald Mile" (Scribner, $30) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at The King's English, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City.
It is the story of a small wooden dory that rode the crest of the largest flood in living memory on the Colorado River and set the record for the fastest boat in history through the Grand Canyon.
In addition to chronicling the trials of the three river guides, the story also follows a team of beleaguered engineers who were tasked with saving the Glen Canyon Dam. "The Emerald Mile" is an adventure tale that lays out the history of the river and the canyon while opening a window on the violent and sublime world of whitewater and wooden boats on the Colorado, according to a news release.
- Author Kurt S. Browning, of Clearfield, will be available to sign copies of his book, "My Dad Took Me Fishing Today" (Tate Publishing, $8.99) at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Wisebird Bookery, 4850 Harrison Blvd, Ogden.
A father, author and college student, Browning is a heartwarming example of the strong bonds between father and son and the everyday activities that can bring them closer together, according to a news release.