Alan Bradley

Houston is one of only three stops author Alan Bradleyís making during his publicity tour for his debut novel The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Set in an English village during the 1950s, the comedic Sweetness features an 11-year-old protagonist, Flavia de Luce. Her world is turned upside down when a redheaded stranger arrives, causing trouble for Colonel de Luce, Flaviaís father. Itís up to her to ferret out the truth before things get completely out of hand. Bradley won the Debut Dagger Award for Sweetness and, perhaps more importantly, is the unanimous Murder by the Book staff pick for Best Debut of 2009. 6:30 p.m. 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit Free.
Mon., June 1, 6:30 p.m., 2009
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