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Boston-area author readings Oct. 10-16

Posted by guest  October 7, 2010 10:21 AM

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On Thursday, the Women’s National Book Association is sponsoring a reading by Edith Pearlman (“Binocular Vision”), Joseph Monninger (“Eternal on the Water”), Ilie Ruby (“The Language of Trees”), Michelle Hoover (“The Quickening”), and Suzanne Berne (“Missing Lucille”) at 6:30 p.m. in the Library at Hotel 140, 140 Clarendon St. The WNBA, founded in 1917, promotes books as well as the role of women in the world of books. For ticket information, email Katherine Dibble at kkdibble@gmail.com.

And now for the rest of the list, read on.

SUNDAY: Rabbi Naomi Levi speaks about her new book, ""Hope Will Find You'' at 4 p.m., Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard St. Brookline ... J. North Conway signs "The Cape Cod Canal: Breaking the Bared and Bended Arm," at 2 p.m., at Books By the Sea, 846 Main St., Osterville.

MONDAY: Patti LuPone (“Patti LuPone: A Memoir”) speaks at 6 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515.

TUESDAY: Ilan Stavans discusses “Norton Anthology of Latino Literature,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Amir Aczel discusses “Present at the Creation,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Brock Clarke discusses “Exley,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Jim Shepard (“Like You’d Understand Anyway”) reads at 6 p.m., at the Paramount Center, 555 Washington St. … Poet Meena Alexander speaks at 4:30 p.m., at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall, Wellesley College … Tariq Ramadan discusses “What I Believe,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St. ($15; for reservations, call 617-720-7600) … Paul Harding reads from “Tinkers,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

WEDNESDAY: Amir Aczel discusses “Present at the Creation,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Mark Vonnegut discusses “Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Gish Jen reads from “World and Town,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Patricia Meyer Spacks discusses “Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Lawrence Lessig speaks on “Renewing Democracy,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church … Elif Batuman (“The Possessed”) speaks at 7 p.m., in Devlin Hall 101, Boston College, Chestnut Hill.

THURSDAY: John Vaillant discusses “The Tiger,” at 7 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Joshua Rubenstein discusses “The Unknown Black Book,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Harvey Silverglate discusses “Three Felonies a Day,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Jill Lepore discusses “The Whites of Their Eyes,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Julie Berry reads from “Secondhand Charm,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Ronald Grim and Paul McDermott (“Eye of the Explorer”) speak at 5:30 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Thomas Kidd discusses “God of Liberty,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop ... Lily King ("Father of the Rain") and Tracy Winn ("Mrs. Somebody Somebody") read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville.

FRIDAY: Timothy Snyder (“Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin”) speaks at 3 p.m., and Steven Rattner (“Overhaul”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Dermot Meagher reads from “Judge Sentences,” at 7 p.m., at Calamus Bookstore, 92B South St. … MFA candidates from Emerson College and UMass-Boston read at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith.

SATURDAY: The second annual Boston Book Festival takes place in various locations around Copley Square; for more information, visit www.bostonbookfest.org … T.M. and Seton Murphy sign “The Running Waves,” from 4 to 6 p.m., at Watch City Brewing Company, 256 Moody St., Waltham … Alan Dershowitz reads from “The Trial of Zion,” at 5:30 p.m., at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown ... Olivia Miller signs "Essential Yoga" and her other books
from 10 a.m. to noon; Spencer Quinn (aka Peter Abrahams) signs "To Fetch a Thief,"
from noon to 2 p.m.; and Jaci Conry signs "History Through Houses," from 2 to 4 p.m., at
Books By the Sea.

Announcements must arrive at globebookmaking@hotmail.com two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change.


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