BOOKS ROUNDUP: Growing up is hard to do

May. 25, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

Parents know about the “terrible twos” and the hormonal and emotional roller coaster of adolescence. In their new guide “When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? Loving and Understanding Your Emerging Adult” (Workman’s Publishing, $23.95), Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel discuss what is proving for many parents to be an equally bewildering period – the years between 18 and 29.
Arnett will discuss his book at 2 p.m. Saturday at McIntyre’s Fine Books in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro.

Here are some other events and releases:

-- Craig Johnson has completed the latest installment in his series of mysteries involving sheriff Walt Longmire, “A Serpent’s Tooth” (Viking, $26.95). Johnson will read and sign copies of his new mystery at 6:30 p.m. June 19 at McIntyre’s Fine Books in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro.

-- Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill has released the paperback edition of B.A. Shapiro’s novel “The Art Forger” (Algonquin Paperbacks, $14.95), based on the real-life 1990 art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston. For more information, visit www.algonquin.com.
Algonquin also is publishing the debut novel by Susan Bussbaum, “Good Kings Bad Kings” ($23.95, hardcover). This novel about teenagers who live in a facility for youths with disabilities recently received author Barbara Kingsolver’s 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.

-- Suzetta Perkins will read and sign copies of “In My Rearview Mirror,” the follow-up to her novel “Behind the Veil,” from noon to 3 p.m. June 8 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, New Hope Commons shopping center in Durham.
Also coming to the New Hope Commons Barnes & Noble store in June:
Edward Kemp will be discussing and signing his new book “Woodard's Crest,” recommended for “Harry Potter” fans, at 7 p.m. June 14.
David Mezzapelle and Paula Snyder will discuss and sign copies of their book “Contagious Optimism” beginning at 3 p.m. June 15.

Send notices of readings and other events to cbellamy@heraldsun.com.