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Boston area author visits, week of June 8-14

Posted by Jim Concannon  June 6, 2008 12:12 PM

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By Judith Maas
SUNDAY: Poet Mary Jo Salter reads at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord. ... Poets Zachary Schomburg, Rauan Klassnik, Chad Reynolds, and Carl Annarummo read at 6 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline. ... Sid Griffin discusses ‘‘Million Dollar Bash,’’ at 2 p.m., at Borders Back Bay, 511 Boylston St. ... Karen Day (‘‘No Cream Puffs’’) and Mary Jane Beaufrand (‘‘Primavera’’) speak at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville.
MONDAY: Andre Dubus III reads from ‘‘The Garden of Last Days,’’ at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; for tickets ($5), call Harvard Book Store at 617-661-1515. ... Benjamin Wallace discusses ‘‘The Billionaire’s Vinegar,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. ... Scott Pomfret signs ‘‘Since My Last Confession,’’ at 1 p.m., at Borders, Downtown Crossing.
TUESDAY: W. Hodding Carter discusses ‘‘Off the Deep End,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge. ... Nina de Gramont (‘‘Gossip of the Starlings’’) and JoeAnn Hart (‘‘Addled’’) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books. ... Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid discuss ‘‘Beyond the Great Wall,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. ... Terrance Dean signs ‘‘Hiding in Hip-Hop,’’ at 6 p.m., at Borders Back Bay. ... The Rockport Public Library, 17 School St., Rockport, introduces its adult summer reading program at 7 p.m.; for more information, visit www.rockportlibrary.org.
WEDNESDAY: Heather Hansen discusses ‘‘Disappearing Destinations,’’ at 6 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge; for reservations, call 617-649-5700, ext. 21.. ... Sam Gosling discusses ‘‘Snoop,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... Robert H. Patton discusses ‘‘Patriot Pirates,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... Steven T. Wax discusses ‘‘Kafka Comes to America,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge. ... Globe writer Johnny Diaz signs ‘‘Boston Boys Club,’’ at 6 p.m., at Borders, Downtown Crossing.
THURSDAY: Mameve Medwed (‘‘Of Men and Their Mothers’’) and Ed Park (‘‘Personal Days’’) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books. ... Garth Stein discusses ‘‘The Art of Racing in the Rain,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... Kelly McMasters discusses ‘‘Welcome to Shirley,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... Will Swift discusses ‘‘The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm,’’ at 5:30 pm, at the Kennedy Library, Columbia Point; to register, call 617-514-1643 or visit www.jfklibrary.org. ... Jonathan Miles discusses ‘‘Dear American Airlines,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. ... Leslie Jordan reads from ‘‘My Trip Down the Pink Carpet,’’ at 6 p.m., at Borders Back Bay. ... Lama Surya Das discusses ‘‘Words of Wisdom,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop. ... Daniel Robb reads from ‘‘Sloop,’’ at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport.
FRIDAY: Hallie Ephron discusses ‘‘1001 Books for Every Mood,’’ at 7 p.m., at Front Street Book Shop, 165 Front St., Scituate Harbor. ... Rich Merritt signs ‘‘Code of Conduct,’’ at 1 p.m., at Borders, Downtown Crossing. ... Nicholas Dawidoff reads from ‘‘The Crowd Sounds Happy,’’ at 7 pm, at Jabberwocky Bookshop.
SATURDAY: Padma Venkatraman signs ‘‘Climbing the Stairs,’’ from 2 to 4 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley.

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