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Boston area author readings, Nov. 15-21

Posted by guest  November 13, 2009 10:10 AM

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TODAY: Laura van den Berg (“What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us”) and Rachel Sherman (“Living Room”) read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Anthony Sammarco signs “Forest Hills Cemetery,” at 4 p.m., at a book party at Forsyth Chapel, Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave., Jamaica Plain ($15) … Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, presents a bagel brunch with Noah Alper (“Business Mensch”) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. … Abby Sher signs “Amen Amen Amen,” from 2 to 4 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley.

MONDAY: Poets Ron Slate and Leslie Harrison read at 8 p.m., at the Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($3) … Cory Doctorow discusses “Makers,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Kevin Walsh reads from “The Marrow in Me,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith … Steve Buckley discusses “A Wicked Good Year,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Barbara Lynch discusses “Stir,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Maggie Anton (“Rashi’s Daughters”) speaks at 7:30 p.m., at Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott; for tickets ($15) and more information on JCC of the North Shore Jewish Book Month, visit http://jccns.org/jewishbookmonth87.html ... Anita Diamant discusses “Day After Night,” at 7 p.m., at Rockport Public Library, 17 School St., Rockport.

TUESDAY: Maxim D. Shrayer reads from “Yom Kippur in Amsterdam,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Bookstore … Anita Silvey discusses “Everything I Know I Learned from a Children’s Book,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Tom Gjelten discusses “Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba,” at 5:30 p.m., at the JFK Library, Columbia Point; for more information and to register, go to www.jfklibrary.org or call 617-514-1643 … Dave Zeltserman reads from “Pariah,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Barbara Lynch discusses “Stir,” at 7 p.m., at Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central St., Natick; RSVP 781-431-1160 or events@wellesleybooksmith.com.

WEDNESDAY: David Plouffe discusses “The Audacity to Win,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available online at harvard.com, at Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Michael Greenberg reads from “Beg, Borrow, Steal,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Anthony Horowitz discusses “Crocodile Tears,” at 7 p.m., at Hingham Middle School, 1103 Main St., Hingham … Ronald Probstein reads from “Honest Sid,” at 6 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University … Steve Buckley discusses “Wicked Good Year,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith … Marianne Taylor reads from “The Book of Cool,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Jackie MacMullan discusses “When the Game Was Ours,” at 1 p.m., at Borders Downtown Crossing, 10-24 School St.

THURSDAY: Gordon S. Wood discusses “Empire of Liberty,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Katharine Beals discusses “Raising a Left-Brain Child in a Right-Brain World,” at 7:30 p.m., at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody Street, Waltham … Karl Jacoby discusses “Shadows at Dawn: A Borderland Massacre and the Violence of History,” at 7:30 p.m., at Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord …Mystery authors Katherine Hall Page, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Hallie Ephron read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Translator Danuta Borchardt discusses Witold Gombrowicz’s “Pornografia,” at 7 p.m., at the Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main St., Gloucester … James Schwartz discusses “In Pursuit of the Gene,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Kyoko Mori discusses “Yarn,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books.

FRIDAY: James Schwartz discusses “In Pursuit of the Gene,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Jeff Vendermeer reads from “Finch,” at 7 p.m., at Borders Back Bay, 511 Boylston St.

SATURDAY: Poets Nancy K. Pearson and Anne Sanow read at 8 p.m., at the Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown … Ed B. Ridolfi discusses ‘Sweet Justice,” at 3 p.m., at the Book Rack, 52 State St., Newburyport … Tracy Kiely reads from “Murder at Longbourn,” at 1:30 p.m., at Centerville Library, 585 Main St., Centerville … Lynn Elena Holoway discusses “Celebrating Pets,” at 7 p.m., at Rockport Public Library … James Landis reads from “The Last Day,” at 2 p.m., at Borders, 90 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen … Mystery author Stacy Juba (“Twenty-Five Years Ago Today”) speaks at 1 p.m., at Kaleidoscope Books, 1 Milford St., Upton.

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