Barnes & Noble : Meet ‘Shark Tank’s’ Daymond John and harness ‘The Power of Broke’

Entrepreneur and a “Shark Tank” star talks about his book “The Power of Broke,” made up of interviews with individuals who launched their own powerful brands and careers from desperation, harnessing “the power of broke” to think creatively and aggressively. 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23: Barnes and Noble, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina.

ELEANOR BROWN: Best-selling author of “The Weird Sisters” and Macalester College graduate introduces “The Light of Paris,” the story of a grandmother and granddaughter set in 1920s Jazz Age Paris and in a 1999 fictional small Southern town. Brown was inspired to write the novel when she discovered her grandmother’s letters from her time in 1920s Paris. The author retraced her grandmother’s journey to France, including traveling across the Atlantic by ship. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20; Barnes & Noble, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina.

JESSIE CHANDLER: Award-winning Minnesota mystery writer introduces “Blood Money Murder,” fifth in her series featuring Shay O’Hanlon, co-owner of Minneapolis’ Rabbit Hole coffee shop. Action begins right away, when Shay and her new-found sister, Lisa, are kidnapped and held captive. Shay’s lover, J.T., a Minneapolis police officer, is frantic and so is Coop, Shay’s best friend, and Eddy, their feisty landlady. The bad guys aren’t after Shay; they are part of Eddy’s past, eager to take something they think she has been hiding for years. Funny and fast-paced. 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21; Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

VIJAY DIXIT: Discusses “One Split Second: The Distracted Driving Epidemic — How It Kills and How We Can Fix It.” 7 p.m. Monday, July 18; Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.

DAVE FABIO: Discusses “Meadow House” in the Bookstube at The Bierstube reading series. Free. 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21; The Bierstube, 109 11th St. W., Hastings, presented by Chapter2Books of Hudson, Wis.

PETER GEYE: Minnesotan discusses his widely raised novel “Wintering.” 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21; Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.

BARBARA HAGLER: Signs copies of her five children’s books in the Hope Farm Adventure series. 10 a.m. Friday, July 22; Lake Country Booksellers, 4766 Washington Square, White Bear Lake.

MARY CLARE LOCKMAN: Signs copies of her award-winning book “They’re Always With You.” 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, and Aug. 12; Paperbacks Plus Bookstore, 2539 Seventh Ave. E., North St. Paul.

MICHAEL MAURER: Minnesotan reads from “Perfume River Nights,” his novel based on his years as an infantryman in Vietnam. 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24; Barnes & Noble, HarMar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.

CORINNA NICOLAOU: Reads from her new book, “A None’s Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam.” 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19; SubText Books, 6 W. Fifth St., St. Paul; 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.

GERRY SCHMITT: Minnesotan Introduces “Little Girl Gone,” first in her Afton Tangler thriller series. Noon Saturday, July 23; Chapter2Books, 226 Locust St., Hudson, Wis.

MARGARET WAPPLER: Los Angeles-based writer introduces her debut novel, “Neon Green,” set in the summer of 1994, when you can enter a sweepstakes for a spaceship from Jupiter to land in your yard. 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21; Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.

JESSE VENTURA: Former Minnesota governor introduces his new book, “Sh*t Politicians Say: The Funniest, Dumbest, Most Outrageous Things Ever Uttered by Our ‘Leaders.’ ” 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17; Barnes & Noble, HarMar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Ave., Roseville.

KAO KALIA YANG: Minnesotan discusses “The Song Poet,” the story of how her father, a song poet who keeps the Hmong culture’s memories, brought his family out of danger and became a factory worker in this reflection on Hmong culture and experiences in the diaspora. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20; East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul.

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