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Boston area author readings May 9-15

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On Nov. 5, 2008, the staff of the The Onion marked the denouement of the historic presidential election with collective tongues firmly tucked in cheeks and this headline: "Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job.'' Representatives from the satiric news organization will discuss two of their collections, “Our Dumb World” and “Our Front Pages” at 6:30 p.m. at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. For the rest of this week's events, read on.
MONDAY: Nino Ricci discusses “The Origin of Species,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Ashmita Khasnabish discusses “Humanitarian Identity and the Political Sublime,” at 6 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge. TUESDAY: James Carroll discusses “Practicing Catholic,” at 7 p.m., at St. Albert the Great Parish Hall, 1130 Washington St., Weymouth … Piper Kerman discusses “Orange Is the New Black,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline … Deborah Milstein and others discuss “The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Howard Mosher discusses “Walking to Gatlinburg,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … William Morgan discusses “The Typewriter Is Holy,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Aram Goudsouzian (“King of the Court”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St, Winchester ... William Martin discusses "City of Dreams," at 6 p.m., at the Boston PUblic Library, Copley Square. WEDNESDAY: Daniel Okrent discusses “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Amy Wilson discusses “When Did I Get Like This?” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … William Martin reads from “City of Dreams,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Brumonia Barry discusses “The Map of True Places,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … Dominique Browning discusses “Slow Love,” at noon at the Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St.; for reservations, call 617-720-7600. THURSDAY: Iris Gomez reads from “Try to Remember,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Norris Church Mailer discusses “A Ticket to the Circus,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Leda Schubert reads from “Feed the Sheep,” at 11 a.m., and Julie Orringer reads from “The Invisible Bridge,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Reif Larsen reads from “The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Brian MacQuarrie reads from “The Ride,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square. FRIDAY: Rae Francoeur discusses “Free Fall,” at 7 p.m., at Cornerstone Books, 45 Lafayette St., Salem … Playwright Ed Bullings (“The Hungered One”) reads at 7 p.m., at Jamaicaway Books, 676 Centre St., Jamaica Plain ... Jim Lefebvre reads from "Loyal Sons: The Story of the Four Horsemen and Notre Dame Football's 1924 Champions," at 5:30 p.m., at the Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne. SATURDAY: Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown discuss “Picture the Dead,” at 5 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. Announcements must arrive at globebookmaking@hotmail.com two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change. Posted by Judith Maas

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