Literary Events

Laird Harrison

When: Wed., July 25, 7 p.m. 2012

Buy one book, get an entire online world for free. Multimedia journalist and novelist Laird Harrison's novel Fallen Lake is the steamy story of two couples who fall in love and decide to make a go of it, swinger-style. Hey, it's 1971, and they're all in California. It happened. But what of the couples' children? Follow the group's summer of love through the book, then go to, where the interactive novel goes viral. Catch up with the characters in the present through their blogs, where you can communicate with them and even share your own story. Hear how Harrison does it on Wednesday, July 25, at Laurel Bookstore (4100 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland). 7 p.m., free. 510-531-2073 or

Alison Peters

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