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A busy week for books: 21 author appearances to go see

Coming to town: Lesley Stahl, Scott Simon, Helen Oyeyemi and more.

It’s a busy week for author readings; for full listings, visit the website of your favorite venue or bookstore.

Ana Maria Spagna and Laura Pritchitt

Two local authors will read from their new novels — respectively, “The Luckiest Scar on Earth” and “The Blue Hour” — at 6:30 p.m. April 21, Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

Andrea Lewis

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The Vashon Island writer celebrates her first book, the story collection “What My Last Man Did,” at 7 p.m. April 21, Elliott Bay Book Co.

Paul Hawken

Hawken, an environmentalist/entrepreneur, gathered a group of leading scientists and policymakers and combined their work in the book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” He’ll speak about their ideas at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at Town Hall, $5.

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

The author and University of San Diego faculty member will speak about his new book, “What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do,” at 3 p.m. April 22 at Elliott Bay Book Co.

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

As National Poetry Month continues, Tuffaha presents her first full-length collection, “Water & Salt,” as well as her chapbook “Arab in Newsland” at 7 p.m. April 22 at Elliott Bay Book Co.

Daniel Mathews

If you’re one of those for whom spring means hiking, Mathews (author of “Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains”) is ready to take your questions about flora and fauna at 3 p.m. April 23, Elliott Bay Book Co.

Stephan Pastis

I will confess to having fallen utterly in love with the title “Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants.” Comics artist Pastis will speak about that book and his newest “Pearls Before Swine” collection (a daily strip syndicated in this newspaper and many others) at 7 p.m. April 24 at Elliott Bay Book Co.

Vaddey Ratner

The Cambodia-born Ratner, in Seattle in 2012 with her debut “In the Shadow of the Banyan,” returns with her new novel, “Music of the Ghosts,” set during the Khmer Rouge regime and its aftermath. 7 p.m. April 24 at the Central Library.

Eva Stachniak

Stachniak reads from her novel “The Chosen Maiden,” about the ballerina sister of the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky. 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Third Place Books in Seward Park.

Timothy Zahn

The Hugo Award-winning writer will read from and sign his new “Star Wars” novel, “Thrawn,” at 7 p.m. April 24 at the University Book Store.

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal

Rosenthal, a New York Times reporter, examines the state of the American health-care system in her new book, “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back.” She’ll talk at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Town Hall, $5.

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