No matter how literary you are, we could all stand to be more well-read. Helping out with that is The Dallas Morning News, which hosts its seventh annual Points Book Club. For the first time, it features a Dallas-based author. Up for discussion is Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the first novel by lawyer-turned-writer Ben Fountain. The book (Fountain’s second after Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, a collection of short stories) centers on a Thanksgiving Dallas Cowboys game at Texas Stadium during the Iraq war, where 19-year-old Billy Lynn and his Bravo squad are completing a celebratory tour (and appearing at a halftime show with Destiny’s Child) before heading back to Iraq. Fountain will be signing and discussing the book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dallas Arboretum’s Rosine Hall (8525 Garland Road). There’s still time to grab the book (and burn through it if you’re a hell of a speed reader), so check it out. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thu., Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m., 2013