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NM author John Nichols’ latest looks at sex, marriage

John Nichols, the New Mexico author of “The Milagro Beanfield War,” will be at Bookworks at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, with his new novel, “Conjugal Bliss.”

It looks at what happens when two oft-divorced and middle-aged sex fiends tie the knot again.

Poet Margaret Randall will read from her new collection of poems, “About Little Charlie Lindbergh and Other Poems” at 3 today at Bookworks. It was published by Wings Press.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, Lois Rudnick will talk about and sign her book “Intimate Memories: The Autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan” at the bookstore. It is the story of one of the 20th century’s most flamboyant women, from her youth in upper-class Buffalo, N.Y., to her discovery of New Mexico.

Also at Bookworks, Benjamin Radford will sign “Mysterious New Mexico” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology and forensic science as well as old-fashioned detective work, Radford reveals the truths and myths behind some of New Mexico’s biggest mysteries.

Bookworks is at 4022 Rio Grande NW.

AT PAGE ONE: New Mexico space historian Loretta Hall, who won an award for her previous book on the state’s contribution to the space program, will talk about and sign her new nonfiction effort, “Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words,” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, Page One will hold its final Poetry Open Mic Night with Jane Lipman as featured poet. Her first full-length poetry collection, “On the Back Porch of the Moon,” won the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Poetry Book. Sign-up for the open mic session begins at 6:45 p.m. Thirty minutes of open mic will be followed by Lipman’s reading.

Page One Bookstore is at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in the Mountain Run Shopping Center.

AT TREASURE HOUSE: Benjamin Radford discusses and signs “Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town. New Mexico’s twin traditions of the scientific and the supernatural meet for the first time in this book by a journalist known for investigating the unexplained.

BOOK SIGNING: Gene Lessard will sign his book “Grandfather’s Tale: The Story of Human Evolution and Dispersal” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Chocolate Dude, 3330 E. Central. It looks at where our ancestors came from.

AT COLLECTED WORKS: Renowned Native American potter and poet Max Early will talk about his debut poetry collection, “Ears of Corn: Listen,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe. He details both the everyday and the extraordinary moments of family and community life, work and art, sadness and celebration at Laguna Pueblo.