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Boston area author visits, week of Sept. 7-13

Posted by Jim Concannon  September 3, 2008 10:48 AM

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By Judith Maas
SUNDAY: Dr. Thomas Graboys reads from ‘‘Life in the Balance,’’ at 3 p.m., at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.
MONDAY: Paul Auster discusses ‘‘Man in the Dark,’’ at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; for tickets ($5), call Harvard Book Store at 617-661-1515. ... Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum reads from ‘‘Ms. Hempel Chronciles,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.
TUESDAY: Contributors to ‘‘Who Can Save Us Now?’’ speak at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville. ... Frank Wilczek discusses ‘‘The Lightness of Being,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. ... Louis Bayard reads from ‘‘The Black Tower,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline. ... Carol Band discusses "Household Word," at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge.
WEDNESDAY: Poet Maureen McLane reads at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... Tom Piazza discusses ‘‘City of Refuge,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. ... Michelle Nicholasen and Barbara O’Neal discuss ‘‘I Brake for Meltdowns,’’ at 7:30 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley. ... Tom Perrotta reads from ‘‘The Abstinence Teacher,’’ at 7 p.m., at Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. ... Ellen Golub leads a discussion of Philip Roth’s ‘‘Portnoy’s Complaint,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody; to register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 17. ... Mark Bavaro discusses ‘‘Rough and Tumble,’’ at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 98 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington. ... Gary Braver reads from "Skin Deep," at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books.
THURSDAY: Kate Christensen reads from ‘‘The Great Man,’’ at 7 p.m, at Brookline Booksmith. ... Maggie Jackson discusses ‘‘Distracted,’’ at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith. ... Nellie Hermann (‘‘The Cure for Grief’’) and Nicholas Dawidoff (‘‘The Crowd Sounds Happy’’) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books. ... Lucy McCauley discusses ‘‘The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2008,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... Kevin Mattson discusses ‘‘Rebels All,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop. ... Gary Braver reads from ‘‘Skin Deep,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St., N. Reading. ... Poets David Surette and Vicki Murray Bosche read at 6:30 p.m., at the Boston Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School St. ... Dennis McCullough discusses "My Mother Your Mother: Embracing Slow Medicine," at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books.
FRIDAY: David Rothenberg reads from ‘‘Thousand Mile Song,’’ at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport.
SATURDAY: Poet Maxine Kumin reads at 7 p.m., at the Concord Free Library, 129 Main St., Concord.

Events are subject to change.

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