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Boston area author visits, week of April 13-19

Posted by Jim Concannon  April 9, 2008 05:02 PM

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By Judith Maas

SUNDAY: Poet Mary Jo Salter reads at 3 p.m., at the Concord Free Library, 129 Main St., Concord … Phuli Cohan discusses “The Natural Hormone Makeover,” at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Poet X.J. Kennedy and others read at 7 p.m., at Emerson Umbrella Theater, 40 Stow St., Concord ($4) … Barnes and Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square, holds a panel discussion of religion and graphic novels, with A. David Lewis and others, at 3 p.m. … Susie Davidson discusses “Jewish Life in Postwar Germany” and other works at 7 p.m., at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley.

MONDAY: Poets Mary Jo Firth Gillett and Betsey Houghton read at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Congolese playwright and activist Thierry Nlandu speaks at 7 p.m., in Bartos Theater, MIT, Bldg. E-15, 20 Ames St., Cambridge … Nancy Ratey discusses “The Disorganized Mind,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Aeronwy Thomas discusses the work of her father, Dylan Thomas, at 11 a.m., and children’s poet Peter Thabit Jones speaks at 3 p.m at The College Bookstore, Central Campus, Loring Ave., Salem State College, Salem … Len Lyons discusses “The Ethiopian Jews of Israel,” at 7:30 p.m., in the Ellison Campus Center, Salem State College, Salem … Thomas De Wolf discusses “Inheriting the Trade,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Tony Massarotti discusses “Dynasty,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, One Worcester Rd., Framingham.

TUESDAY: Kevin Phillips discusses “Bad Money,” at 7:30 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Nicholson Baker reads from “Human Smoke,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Jack O’Connell reads from “The Resurrectionist,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Sloane Crosley reads from “I Was Told There Would Be Cake,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline … Lucinda Franks discusses “My Father’s Secret War,” at 7 p.m., at Scituate Town Library, 85 Branch St., Scituate … Elizabeth Berg reads from “The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Framingham … Michael Holley discusses “Red Sox Rule,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University … Robert Parish signs “Boston Celtics,” at 1 p.m., at Borders, Downtown Crossing … Linda Hoffman and Susan Edwards Richmond read poems by inmates at MCI-Shirley at 7 p.m., at the Groton Public Library, 99 Main St., Groton.

WEDNESDAY: Hermione Lee discusses “Edith Wharton,” at 7 p.m., at the Brookline Booksmith … Alexander McCall Smith reads from “The Miracle of Speedy Motors,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, Cambridge; for tickets ($5), call 617-661-1515 … Gail Caldwell discusses “A Strong West Wind,” at 7:30 p.m., at Dover Town Library, 56 Dedham St., Dover … Joe Cronin discusses “Reforming Boston Schools,” at 5:30 p.m., at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Appian Way, Cambridge … Richard Louv reads from “Last Child in the Woods,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Elizabeth Berg reads from “The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Ethan Carr discusses “Mission 66,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline High School, 115 Greenough St., Brookline ($5); to register, call 617-730-2700 … Susie Davidson discusses “Jewish Life in Postwar Germany” and other works at 7 p.m., at MIT Hillel, Leventhal Center, 40 Mass. Ave. (MIT Bldg. W11), Cambridge … Martha Beck discusses “Steering by Starlight,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge … Donna Freitas discusses “Sex and the Soul,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University … Poet Flavia Cosma and others read at 7 p.m., at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge … Harlan Coben discusses “Hold Tight,” at 1 p.m., at Borders Back Bay, 511 Boylston St. … Cal Ripken, Jr., signs “Get in the Game,” at 1 p.m., at Borders, Downtown Crossing. ... Stewart O'Nan ("Faithful") speaks at 7 p.m., at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody.

THURSDAY: Richard Price reads from “Lush Life,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Poet Caroline Knox and others read at 7 p.m., at the Brookline Booksmith … Meredith Hall reads from “Without a Map,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books ... Poets Joan Houlihan and Susan Edwards Richmond read at 7 p.m., at Willow Books, 279 Great Road, Acton … Greg Gibson discusses “Hubert’s Freaks,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Robert Schlesinger discusses “White House Ghosts,” at 8 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University.

FRIDAY: Noah Feldman discusses “The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Bookstore … Christopher Janney (“Architecture of the Air”) speaks at 8 p.m., at the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave., Watertown; 7:30 reception ($20).

SATURDAY: Poet Nancy Katheen Pearson and fiction writer Fiona McFarland read at 8 p.m., at the Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown … Michael Holley discusses “Red Sox Rule,” at 11 a.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport.

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