When: Wed., March 2, 7:30 p.m. 2011
A remarkably intelligent eight-year-old girl - a Jewish stowaway whose birth was heralded by strange mystical signs - becomes an advisor to the Ottoman sultan and thus changes history in Michael Lukas' historical novel The Oracle of Stamboul. Meet the author, who got the idea for the novel while living in Tunisia and studying Arabic, at Books Inc. (1344 Park St., Alameda) on Wednesday, Mar. 2. 7:30 p.m., free. BooksInc.net.