Earley earned praise from critics starting in 1994 when his short story The Prophet from Jupiter helped Harpers garner the National Magazine Award for fiction and in 1996 when both the literary journal Granta and The New Yorker named him one of the top new novelists in America. See what all the fuss is about when Earley reads from and signs The Blue Star today at 7 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit www.brazosbookstore.com. Free.
Wed., April 16, 7 p.m., 2008