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Meet the parents

Jenny Davidson combines the elements of a deadpan detective story with a romantic thriller in her novel 'Heredity.' The book tells the story of a young American and her English lover, who is an infertility specialist. The two conspire to create a baby using the DNA of an infamous 18th-century criminal.

Davidson reads at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Reading Frenzy, 921 S.W. Oak St.

Hot times

Holly Kreuter presents her book, 'Drama in the Desert: The Sights and Sounds of Burning Man.' Kreuter's history of the Burning Man festival includes a collection of photography, text, music, a video and a DVD that covers several years of the artistic gathering in the Nevada desert.

Kreuter speaks at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

Marine life

Lewis & Clark College adjunct professor Anthony Swofford has been the media's favorite ex-soldier cover boy of late with the publication of his Persian Gulf War memoir, 'Jarhead.' The book is a candid account of his time in the gulf and the life of a Marine.

Swofford appears at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.

Taking aim

Author Peter Howe presents slides and discusses his book 'Shooting Under Fire: Photographing War.' Howe has compiled testimony and photographs from 10 men and women who have gone into war armed only with their lenses. Howe delves into the moral and ethical issues of such photography.

Howe appears at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.