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Boston area author readings May 30-June 5

Posted by guest  May 27, 2010 10:30 AM

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A look at this week's events suggests that writing can be a family affair. On Sunday, the Beach House Restaurant at Routes 28A and 151 in North Falmouth hosts a launch party at 5 p.m. for "The Running Waves,'' a coming-of-age novel by brothers Ted and Seton Murphy. And on Tuesday Ned Hallowell and Sue Hallowell, who have been married nearly 21 years, discuss “Married to Distraction” at 7 p.m. at Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave., Milton. For the rest of the list, read on.
TUESDAY: Jillian Weise (“The Colony”) and Daniel Nester (“How to Be Inappropriate”) speak at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline. WEDNESDAY: Poet Gerrit Lansing reads at noon at the Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St. … Sasah Polakow-Suransky discusses “The Unspoken Alliance,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Daniel J. Carlat discusses “Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. THURSDAY: Lee Child discusses “61 Hours,” at 6 p.m., at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5) … John Cotter reads from “Under the Small Lights,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Muriel Mirak-Weissbach discusses “Through the Wall of Fire,” at 7 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester. FRIDAY: Joanna Smith Rakoff, Michelle Hoover, Ben Mazer, and Timothy Gager read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge … Maggie Barbieri reads from “Final Exam,” at 7 p.m., at Front Street Book Shop, 165 Front St., Scituate. SATURDAY: Jill Zarin discusses “Secrets of a Jewish Mother,” at 5 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Irina Yazykova and Paul Grenier discuss “Hidden and Triumphant: The Underground Struggle to Save Russian Iconography,” at 3 p.m., at the Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. Announcements must arrive at globebookmaking@hotmail.com two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change. Posted by Judith Maas, Globe correspondent

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