SARA MITCHELL PARSONS' life sounds like the stuff of Southern fiction – a story set in Atlanta against the backdrop of a tumultuous history starring an amalgam of Civil Rights heroes. From Southern Wrongs to Civil Rights: The Memoir of a White Civil Rights Activist (above), the 95-year-old's memoir published in 2000, spans 60 years and takes readers on a whirlwind tour of Georgia from NAACP meetings on Auburn Avenue to upscale parties in the affluent white country clubs of Buckhead, chronicling Parsons' personal revelations about race and equality. The Atlanta author and activist discusses her stories and reads from the memoir at Charis Books Tues., AUG. 14. Free. 7 p.m. 1189 Euclid Ave. 404-524-0304. charis.booksense.com.