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Boston area author readings Jan 24-30

Posted by guest  January 21, 2010 09:00 AM

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TODAY:  Christina Asquith discusses “Sisters in War: Love, Survival, and Family in the New Iraq,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Anne Ipsen reads from “Running Before the Prairie Wind,” at 2:30 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Risa Miller reads from “My Before and After Life,” at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Toby Lester discusses “The Fourth Part of the World,” at 2 p.m., at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Children’s author Matt Tavares reads from “Henry Aaron’s Dream,” at 2 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester.

MONDAY: Joseph Stiglitz discusses “Freefall,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515 … Daniyal Mueenuddin reads from “In Other Rooms Other Wonders,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Gail Godwin reads from “Unfinished Desires,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline … Sherry Ellis, Steve Almond, Lise Haines, and Elizabeth Searle discuss “Illuminating Fiction,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald discuss “Invisible History: Afghanistan’s Untold Story,” at 7:30 p.m., at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Hallie Ephron reads from “The Bibliophile’s Devotional,” at 7:30 p.m., at Melrose Public Library, 69 West Emerson St., Melrose … Rosalynn Hoffman discusses “Bitches on a Budget,” at 6 p.m., at Borders Back Bay, 511 Boylston St. … Researchers from the Let’s Go publication series speak at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Novelist Alice Hoffman leads a discussion of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books.

WEDNESDAY: Joshua Ferris (“The Unnamed”) and Charles Bock (“Beautiful Children”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Sadie Jones reads from “Small Wars,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … David M. Walker discusses “Comeback America,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Christian G. Samito discusses “Becoming American Under Fire,” at 6 p.m., at the Mass. Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St.

THURSDAY: Sophia Pappas reads from “Good Morning Children,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Amy Bloom reads from “Where the God of Love Hangs Out,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Chris Farrell discusses “The New Frugality,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Bridie Clark reads from “The Overnight Socialite,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Michael King (“Patriots Passion”) speaks at 7 p.m., at the Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset … Ozzy Osbourne signs “I Am Ozzy,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square.

FRIDAY: Melanie Joy discusses “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

SATURDAY: Robert S. Lyons discusses “On Any Given Sunday,” at 4 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.
 

 

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