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BAIT AND HOOK G. Bruce Knecht reads from his book “Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish” (Rodale), about fishing for Chilean sea bass. Today, 11 a.m., West Marine, 12 W. 37th St. at Fifth Avenue, 212-594-6065, free.
FAMILY MATTERS Kim McLarin reads from her novel “Jump at the Sun” (Morrow), about the relationships between three generations of mothers and daughters. Tonight, 6 p.m., Hue-man Bookstore, 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd., between 124th and 125th streets, 212-665-7400, free.
FIRE STORM Katharine Weber reads from her novel “Triangle” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), based on the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire. Tonight, 7 p.m., Mc-Nally Robinson Bookstore, 50 Prince St., between Mulberry and Lafayette streets, 212-274-1160, free.
POLITICAL PHOTOS Tim Davis presents his collection of photographs “My Life in Politics” (Aperture). Tonight, 7 p.m., Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 212-473-1452, free.
REBEL IN THE HOUSE Maura Moynihan reads from her novel “Covergirl: Confessions of a Flawed Hedonist,” about a rebellious daughter who returns to her upper-class Manhattan family. Tonight, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Place at Broadway, 212-420-1322, free.
MIDDLE EASTERN AFFAIRS Daniel Silva reads from his novel “Messenger” (Penguin), about an Israeli secret agent who tries to pursue his love for art restoration while investigating the computer of a dead Al Qaeda operative. Tonight, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadway at 66th Street, 212-362-8835, free.