will be reading from his autobiographical work, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
(pictured), at the Armory in downtown Durham April 18 at 7 p.m. The memoir of a college senior who loses both of his parents to cancer in a five-week span and must take care of his 8-year-old brother, it is at once amusing and inventive, and a heartfelt story of the love between brothers. Genius
was named one of the best books of the year in 2000 by the Los Angeles Times
, the San Francisco Chronicle
, USA Today
magazine. The Regulator Bookshop is hosting Eggers, and will donate a portion of sales to Triangle Hospice. Eggers will also be contributing a portion of his royalties, and people can donate at the door. Call 286-2700 for details.