This week affords an opportunity to embed on the front lines of domestic complexity with two opportunities to examine the overworked, stressed-out lives of modern moms. On Sunday afternoon at 3, Brain,Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers hosts a free reading by local contributors followed by tea and social hour at Grub Street, 160 Boylston St. in Boston. and on Wednesday evening at 7, Sharon Lerner discusses her book “The War on Moms” at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner.
For the rest of the list, read on.
SUNDAY: Sue Miller discusses “The Lake Shore Limited,” at 2
p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Poets from “Wild
Apples” journal read at 3 p.m., at Concord Free Library, 129 Main St., Concord.
MONDAY: Holly LeCraw reads from “The Swimming Pool,” at 7
p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline … Michael Tougias
discusses “Overboard,” at 7 p.m., at Pembroke Public Library, 142 Center St.,
Pembroke … Christian Samito discusses “Becoming American Under Fire: Irish
Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship During the Civil
War Era,” at 6:30 p.m., at South Boston Library, 646 East Broadway.
TUESDAY: Jonathan Sacks and Michael Sandel speak on “Judaism
and Justice,” at 7:30 p.m., at New College Theatre, 3 Church St., Cambridge;
tickets ($10) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave.,
Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515 … Claude M. Steele discusses “Whistling
Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard
WEDNESDAY: Gail Sheehy discusses “Passages in Caregiving,”
at 5:30 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Nick Bunker
discusses “Making Haste from Babylon,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.
THURSDAY: Katherine Howe discusses “The Physick Book of
Deliverance Dane,” at 7:30 p.m., at Concord Free Library … Jenna Blum reads
from “The Stormchasers,” at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5)
… Kim Severson discusses “Spoon Fed,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store …
Heather Cox Richardson discusses “Wounded Knee,” at 7 p.m., at Book Ends, 559
Main St., Winchester.
FRIDAY: Chloe Schama discusses “Wild Romance,” at 6 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.
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