When: Fri., April 8, 7 p.m. 2011
Baseball novelist Darryl Brock is up at bat again with Havana Heat, in which early-20th-century Giants pitcher Luther "Dummy" Taylor, one of the Major League's first deaf players, visits Cuba. On the island, he reassesses his marriage, career, disability, and more. Meet Brock, whose previous books include Two in the Field and If I Never Get Back, at Books Inc. (1760 Fourth St., Berkeley) on Friday, Apr. 8. 7 p.m., free. BooksInc.net.