“After Auschwitz: a Love Story.” Author Brenda Webster discusses her novel about a Holocaust survivor grappling with Alzheimer’s. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $5 donation requested. www.jcceastbay.org/events/artsculture.
Book launch in Menlo Park. On the heels of her successful “The Paradise Guest House,” Bay Area novelist Ellen Sussman is celebrating the release of her fourth novel, “A Wedding in Provence” with a reading and party at Kepler’s Books. The launch party is kicking off a national tour that includes at least seven Bay Area dates and a Litquake appearance in August. To see the entire schedule, visit www.ellensussman.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Free. www.ellensussman.com/events.html