Alexandra Fuller's debut book, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, dealt with the turmoil of her formative years amid political and personal upheaval in war-torn Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and her parents' troubled marriage. Her new memoir, Leaving Before the Rains Come, finds Fuller looking for answers in the wake of her broken marriage. A keen stylist, Fuller writes about motherhood, womanhood and feeling torn between Africa and America with grace and beauty. She reads from and signs copies of Leaving Before the Rains Come at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-994-3300 or www.slcl.org). Admission is free, and Left Bank Books will sell books at the event.
Price: free admission