May 3 2011 - 3:01am

* The Brigham City Library continues its reading discussion series "Final Salute" at 7 p.m. Thursday with "The Soldier's Tale: Bearing Witness to a Modern War" by Samuel Hynes. The discussion will be led by Sally Shigley of Weber State University.

Hynes, who was a Princeton literature professor, is closely acquainted with war, having served as a Marine pilot in World War II and the Korean War. His book is partly a meditation on war and the effect it can have on the young men who do the fighting, and partly a survey of the vast literature produced by these men in the form of memoirs, diaries, reports, journals, letters and novels. "War is not an occasional interruption of a normality called peace; it is a climate in which we live," he writes in the book.

The discussion is free and open to the public at the library, 26 E. Forest, Brigham City,

Author events this week at The King's English Bookshop include:

* California author D.J. MacHale will read from and sign the second book in his new trilogy, "Morpheus Road: The Black" at 7 p.m. Monday.

* Author, journalist and athlete Christopher McDougall will sign his book "Born to Run" at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event will be preceded by a demonstration and group run at 5 p.m.

* Celebrate Children's Book Week from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with Utah authors Kristyn Crow, Will Terry, Aaron Hawkins, Michael O. Tunnell, Sara Zarr and James Dashner.

* New York City author Manuel MuA+-oz will read from and sign his debut novel, "What You See in the Dark," at 7 p.m. Thursday.

* Arizona author Aprilynne Pike will read from and sign "Illusions" at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The events are free and open to the public at the bookshop, 1511 E. 1500 South, Salt Lake City.

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