Author to Discuss Her Politically-Tinged Novel

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Byline: Book notes by The Register-Guard

Author Cora Corbett will speak and read from her new novel, ``Half Nation Under God - One Woman's Warning,'' at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mother Kali's Books, 720 E. 13th Ave.

Set in the near future, "Half Nation Under God" takes the religious right's agenda for America to the next step, showing a nation in which women's rights and minority rights have been sacrificed in the name of morality and for the illusion of security. Admission is free. For information, call 343-4864.

READINGS & SIGNINGS

ALAN SIPORIN, author of "Fire's Edge," will read from his book at 3 p.m. today at Borders, 5 Oakway Center. Information: 345-6072.

MARTIN PRECHTEL, author of "Secrets of the Talking Jaguar," "Long Life: Honey in the Heart" and "The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun," will read from his books at 7 p.m. Monday at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. Information: 345-8986.

IAN STEWART, author of "Ambushed: A War Reporter's Life on the Line," will read, discuss and sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Knight Library browsing room, 1501 Kincaid St. Information: 346-4331.

MICHAEL FORD, author of "Gods & Legions," will read from his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borders. Information: 345-6072.

INGRID WENDT AND PAULANN PETERSEN will read from their books at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Tsunami Books. Wendt is the author of "Blow the Candle Out," and Petersen is the author of "The Wild Awake." Information: 345-8986.

PATTIANN ROGERS, author of "Animals and People: The Human Heart in Conflict With Itself," will read from her book at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Knight Library browsing room. Information: 346-3056.

MICHAEL VAUGHN, author of "Frosted Glass," will read from his book at 7 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Drive. Information: 687-0356.

LECTURES

STEPHEN BECKHAM will discuss "The Lewis and Clark Expedition: America's Commitment to the Enlightenment" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 175 Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. The lecture, sponsored by UO Museum of Natural History, will be based on his book "Lewis & Clark: From the Rockies to the Pacific." Admission is free. Information: 346-3024.

WORKSHOPS

CRISTI AND TONY CUBITO, authors of "Couple's Journey," will conduct a workshop based on their book at 7 p. …