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Boston area author visits, April 19-25

Posted by Jim Concannon  April 17, 2009 01:59 PM

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By Judith Maas

SUNDAY: Melissa Stewart reads from “A Place for Birds,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Lynne Griffin reads from “Life Without Summer,” at 2 p.m., at Buttonwood Books, Shaw’s Plaza, Rt. 3A, Cohasset … Contributors to “Salamander” read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville.

MONDAY: Maria Laurino discusses “Old World Mother, New World Daughter,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline … Tino Villanueva, Cola Franzen, and Alicia Borinsky read at 7 p.m., at Harvard Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Fanny Howe and Dobby Gibson read at 8 p.m., at the Harvard Poetry Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St., Harvard University, Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Geoff Dyer reads from “Jeff in Venice” and “Death in Varanasi,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Arthur Phillips reads from “The Song Is You,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Poet Marguerite Guzman Bouvard signs "The Unpredictability of Light," at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Tal Ben-Shahar discusses “The Pursuit of Perfect,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … A.B. Yehoshua (“Friendly Fire”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave; for ticket information, visit www.ncacboston.org.

WEDNESDAY: Brookline Booksmith presents “A Night of Poetry with Brookline Seniors,” at 7 p.m. … Matthew Pearl reads from “The Last Dickens,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Anna Alter discusses “What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe,” at 3 p.m., and T.A. Barron discusses “Merlin’s Dragon,” at 5 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith … Poets Jeffrey Thomson and Jeff Harrison read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Uri Ra’anan discusses “Flawed Succession,” at 5 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Chef Peter Davis discusses “Fresh & Honest,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.

THURSDAY: Jan Elizabeth Watson (“Asta in the Wings”), Adam Braver (“November 22, 1963”), and Steve Almond read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Chesa Boudin discusses “Gringo,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Dan Tobin (“2nd Things”) and Christine Casson (“After the First World”) read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Claude Rosental discusses “Weaving Self-Evidence,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Reza Aslan discusses “How to Win a Cosmic War,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.

FRIDAY: Raymond Arsenault discusses “The Sound of Freedom,” at 3 p.m., and Alva Noe discusses “Out of Our Heads,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Poet Brendan J. Galvin reads at 1:30 p.m., in Gasson Hall 100, Boston College, Chestnut Hill; for more information on BC Arts Festival, visit www.bc.edu/artsfestival

SATURDAY: Kevin Markey discusses the "Super Sluggers Series," at 2 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith.

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