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Boston area author visits, week of Dec. 2

Posted by Jim Concannon  November 26, 2007 03:23 PM

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By Judith Maas

SUNDAY: Ha Jin reads from ‘‘A Free Life,’’ at 3 p.m., at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord. ... Various authors discuss ‘‘Sporty Spec,’’ at 3 p.m., at Pandemonium Books, 4 Pleasant St., Cambridge. ... Poet Cleopatra Mathis reads at 3 p.m., at the Concord Free Library, 129 Main St., Concord. ... Lynne Reeve Griffin discusses ‘‘Negotiation Generation,’’ at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville. ... Liz Suneby discusses ‘‘See What You Can Be,’’ at 2 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley. ... Adam Pachter and Rachel Solar read from ‘‘Further Fenway Fiction,’’ at 2 p.m., at Borders, 300 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill.

MONDAY: Tom Brokaw discusses ‘‘Boom,’’ at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge; for tickets ($5), call 617-661-1515. ... Dave Isay reads from ‘‘Listening Is an Act of Love,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline. ... Andrew Schlesinger discusses Arthur M. Schlesinger’s ‘‘Journals,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge. ... Poets Susan Eisenberg and Jonathan Aaron read at 7 p.m., at the Yen-Ching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge. ... Novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Searle reads at 5:30 p.m., at the UMass-Boston bookstore, 100 Morrissey Blvd.

TUESDAY: Ha Jin reads from ‘‘A Free Life,’’ at 6 p.m., at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5). ... Roz Chast (‘‘The Alphabet From A to Y With Bonus Letter Z!’’) speaks at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; for tickets ($20), call 617-661-1515. ... Robert Kuttner discusses ‘‘The Squandering of America,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge. ... John Silber discusses ‘‘Architecture of the Absurd,’’ at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square.

WEDNESDAY: Katherine Newman discusses ‘‘The Missing Class,’’ at 7:30 p.m., at First Parish Church, Cambridge. ... Journalist and author Susan Pollack reads at 7 p.m., at the Hotel Marlowe, 25 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge. ... Jon Keller discusses ‘‘The Bluest State,’’ at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square. ... David Aguilar discusses ‘‘Planets, Stars, and Galaxies,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop. ...Brian Kellow discusses "Ethel Merman: A Life," at 6 p.m., in Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Comm. Ave. ... A tribute to poet Melissa Green takes place at 7 p.m., in Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, Rm. 129, Boston University College of General Studies, 871 Comm. Ave.

THURSDAY: Greil Marcus discusses ‘‘The Shape of Things to Come,’’ at 6 p.m., at the Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5). ... Frank McCourt reads from ‘‘Angela and the Baby Jesus,’’ at 6 p.m., at the First Parish Church in Cambridge. ... Maxim D. Shrayer discusses ‘‘Waiting for America,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge. ... Gail Pool discusses ‘‘Faint Praise,’’ at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square. ... David Greenwood reads from ‘‘A Little Fruitcake,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... Laura Pappano discusses ‘‘Playing With the Boys,’’ at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books. ... Jeff Talarigo reads from ‘‘The Pearl Diver,’’ at 7 p.m., at Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St., N. Reading. ... Eve LaPlante discusses ‘‘Salem Witch Judge,’’ at 5 p.m., at the Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, fourth floor, One Pemberton Square. ... Susie Davidson reads from ‘‘Jewish Life in Postwar Germany’’ and other works at 12:30 p.m., at the Sherborn Council on Aging, Pilgrim Church, 25 Main St., Sherborn.

FRIDAY: Clea Simon reads from ‘‘Cries and Whiskers,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. ... Brian Kellow discusses ‘‘Ethel Merman,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... Hugh Howard discusses ‘‘Houses of the Founding Fathers,’’ at 6 p.m., at the Carriage House, Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge. ... Rachel Louise Snyder, Adam Pachter, and Reb Livingston read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge. ... Poets Mary Bonina and Mark Pawlak read at 8 p.m., at the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge.

SATURDAY: Mary Bevilacqua, Ann Flanigan, and Kristen Weiss sign ‘‘Cookie Exchange Favorites,’’ from 12 to 2 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith.

Events are subject to change.

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