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Fine dining

Michael Sanders and his family spent a year living in rural southwestern France. In 'From Here, You Can't See Paris: Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant,' Sanders shares the story of a village steeped in culinary heritage and gives the full foodie treatment to French delights such as foie gras and truffles.

Sanders reads at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

In our own back yard

Alan Siporin's career in journalism and public radio has spanned more than 20 years and garnered him more than 100 awards for writing and investigative reporting. His debut novel, 'Fire's Edge,' set amid the contemporary skinhead culture of the Pacific Northwest, has received rave reviews nationally.

Siporin reads at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.

Ink stains

Editors Kim Addonizio and Cheryl Dumesnil celebrate the publication of their anthology, 'Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos.' The book features essays by Rick Moody, Sylvia Plath, Flannery O'Connor and more. The women will be joined by poets Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar.

The reading is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Smith Memorial Center, Room 327, Portland State University, 1825 S.W. Broadway.