Hungarian writer and photojournalist Sándor Jászberényi tells a different type of war story in The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul: More Stories from the Middle East and Beyond. A continuation of the narrative established in his first collection, The Devil Is a Black Dog, Beautiful Night’s dozen stories are told from the perspective of Cairo-based European war correspondent Daniel Marosh as he grapples with his own cultural assumptions and inner demons, such as in “Son of a Dog,” where he makes an unlikely connection with a poor child. Get the whole picture when Jászberényi stops by Brookline Booksmith on Feb. 26. / Caroline Long
Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard St., Brookline (617-566-6660) brooklinebooksmith.com. MBTA: C Green Line to Coolidge Corner. 7 pm. Sándor Jászberényi discusses The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul, his short-story collection exploring current conflicts in the Middle East through the eyes of a journalist.