CHRISTINE HEPPERMANN AND LAURA RUBY: 2 p.m. today. The Loft at Open Book, 1011 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

DIANE DETTMANN: "Courageous Footsteps." 2 p.m. today. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Rose­ville.

STAN KUSUNOKI AND MARY JO THOMPSON: 2 p.m. today. SubText, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

STEPHEN P. KIERNAN: "The Hummingbird." 6:30 p.m. Mon. Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

JON ACUFF: "Do Over." 7 p.m. Mon. Half Price Books, 2481 Fairview Av. N., Roseville.

JONATHAN ODELL: "Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League." 10:30 a.m. Tue. Brookdale Library, Brooklyn Center. CRAIG MACINTOSH: "Wolf's Vendetta." 6:30 p.m. Tue. Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.

JONATHAN FRANZEN: Talking Volumes. "Purity." 7 p.m. Tue. $23-$50. Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul.

READINGS BY WRITERS: Hosted by Carol Connolly. 7 p.m. Tue. University Club, 420 Summit Av., St. Paul.

LORI STURDEVANT: "Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl." 7 p.m. Tue. Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Av. N., Roseville.

ARVONNE FRASER: "She's No Lady." 90th birthday celebration. 4 p.m. Wed. Humphrey Institute, U of M.

JIM NEWMAN: "A Habit of Mind." 6 p.m. Wed. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville; 7 p.m. Fri. SubText, St. Paul.

MARLY CORNELL: "Seeds for Change." 6:30 p.m. Wed. SubText, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

JOHN THAVIS: "The Vatican Prophecies." 7 p.m. Wed. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

DON HALL: "Generation of Wealth." Noon Thu. SubText, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

DAVID CHRISTOPHER LEWIS: "St. Germain on Advanced Alchemy." 6:30 p.m. Thu. SubText, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

JESS LOUREY: "September Fair." 7 p.m. Thu. $15. Historic Inn on Ramsey, 620 Ramsey St., Hastings. 1-715-220-8818.

WILLIAM SWANSON: "Stolen From the Garden." 7 p.m. Thu. Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Av. N., Plymouth.

CHRISTOPHER VALEN: "Darkness Hunter." 10 a.m. Fri. Lake Country Booksellers, White Bear Lake; 11 a.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville.

FREYA MANFRED: "Speak, Mother" and "Raising Twins." 7 p.m. Fri. Open Book, 1011 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

BARBARA DEESE: "Forgotten Spirits." Noon Sat. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

SUSAN RUNHOLT: 1 p.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble, 8040 N. Wedgewood Lane, Maple Grove.

SALON NORDEAST: Hosted by Sarah Stonich. 4 p.m. Sat. $5. Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Av. NE., Mpls.

ST. PAUL ALMANAC: 7 p.m. Sat. SubText Books, St. Paul.