Book briefs

Susan Wiggs, who wrote “The Winter Lodge,” among other romance stories, will be at the wrap-up event of the Reading in the Rain program at 2 p.m. today at Everett Library’s Evergreen Branch.

On April 29, Debra Dean, author of “The Madonnas of Leningrad,” will give a talk and sign books at 2 p.m. at the Everett Library.

Baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. will sign copies of his memoir, “Get in the Game,” at 7 p.m. Monday at Third Place Books. Ripken will sign his book only, and it must have been purchased at Third Place. Please do not bring baseballs, posters or any memorabilia for autographing. A signing-line ticket will be given out at the time of purchase, and only those with tickets will be admitted to the event. The book, on sale now, costs $26.

Stephen Coonts will discuss his books, including his first bestseller, “Flight of the Intruder,” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo. The event is sponsored by the Future of Flight Foundation and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. The program is free, and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Coonts will sign books after the talk. Copies of his books will be for sale. The center is at 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. Call 425-438-8100 for more information or go to

Author Debbie Macomber of Port Orchard will read from and sign her third book in the Blossom Street series, “Back on Blossom Street,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Third Place Books. The novel is about a group of women who learn to face the crises in their lives together, while they meet at a Seattle knitting store every week.

John Lombard, author of “Saving Puget Sound,” will discuss his theories about conservation at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Third Place Books.

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