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LITERARY CALENDAR

More of Munch

Barbara Seranella reads from her most recent novel, 'Unpaid Dues.' The book is the latest installment in the Munch Mancini series, known for its realistic characters and gritty style.

Seranella appears at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Murder by the Book, 3210 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

Poet pairing

Dan Raphael and Serena Blossom Appel read from new works of poetry. Longtime Portlander Raphael presents his 15th book, 'When a Flying City Falls.' Appel recently relocated to the Rose City and presents her first chapbook, 'Uncircumcised Rants.'

The reading begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Mountain healer

Oregon author Craig Danner presents his novel 'Himalayan Dhaba,' about an American doctor battling not only the sufferings of her patients at a rural clinic in India but her own demons.

Danner reads at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.

Just the artifacts

Novelist Lisa See presents her latest novel, 'Dragon Bones.' The book features Liu Hulan, a character from See's earlier novel, 'Flower Net.' This time around, Hulan, an agent for China's Ministry of Public Security, investigates a murder and archaeological theft.

See appears at noon Friday, June 20, at House of Louie, 331 N.W. Davis St. The lunch and talk are $15 for Northwest China Council members and $20 for nonmembers.