The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: “Honoring Truth: The Sojourner Truth Statue Story, 1992-2012” — Book reading and discussion with the Rev. Peter Ives, Harriet Wilson, Edward K. Shanahan, Fred Contrada Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235
HADLEY SENIOR CENTER: Nadine Gallo reads from her new book, “Impetuous Heart,” Monday, 3 p.m., 46 Middle St., Hadley
MUNSON LIBRARY: Nadine Gallo reads from her new book, “Impetuous Heart,” Tuesday, 3 p.m., at the library in South Amherst.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Ann Hood, author of “The Obituary Writer,” will read Monday, 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 9 College St., South Hadley. Fee: purchase of book or $5. 534-7307
∎ Christian McEwen, author of “World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down,” reads Tuesday, 7 p.m. Fee: purchase of book or $5.
SMITH COLLEGE: Bonnie Atkins and Robin Barber read from their work Sunday, 4 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room, at the college in Northampton. Part of the Gallery of Readers series. 585-ARTS
S. White Dickinson Library: Matt Rigney, author of “In Pursuit of Giants: One Man’s Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish,” reads Monday, 6:30 p.m., at the library in Whately. 665-2170