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Boston area author readings Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Posted by guest  January 27, 2011 09:22 AM

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Two woman fleeing marriages collide on a foggy highway. One dies; the other, haunted by guilt, finds herself drawn to the grief-stricken husband and son of the crash victim. In "Pictures of You'' Caroline Leavitt looks at love and loss, friendship and forgiveness, romance and redemption. Leavitt will read from her new novel on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.

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

SUNDAY: Dr. Nicholas Dodman, with Lawrence Linder, discusses “Good Old Dog,” at 2 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … Daniel Palmer reads from “Delirious,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.

MONDAY: Isabel Wilkerson discusses “The Warmth of Other Suns,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Peggy Orenstein discusses “Cinderalla Ate My Daughter,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner.

TUESDAY: Jane McGonigal discusses “Reality Is Broken,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Author and translator Lydia Davis (“Madame Bovary” trans.) speaks at 4:30 p.m., at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall, Wellesley College, Wellesley … Jay Atkinson reads from “Tauvernier Street,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Martin W. Sandler discusses “Kennedy Through the Lens,” at 1 p.m., at Christ the King Parish Hall, 5 Jobs Fishing Rd., Mashpee.

WEDNESDAY: Dave Zeltserman (“Outsourced”) and Jon Merz (“The Kensei”) read at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … David Rivard reads from “Otherwise Elsewhere,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … V.S. Ramachandran discusses “The Tell-Tale Brain,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Dr. David Cooper discusses “Open Heart,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

THURSDAY: Aminatta Forna reads from “The Memory of Love,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Cynthia Gold and Lise Stern discuss “Culinary Tea,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Rana Dasgupta discusses “Solo,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Richard Grossman reads from “Unsettled Account,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop

FRIDAY: Sherry Turkle discusses “Alone Together,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … John Hodgen, Carissa Halstan, Michael Hoerman, and Timothy Gager read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge.

SATURDAY: Sally Gunning signs “The Rebellion of Jane Clarke” from noon to 1 p.m., and Maggie Davis signs “Good Food for Life”from noon to 2 p.m., at Books by the Sea, 846 Main St., Osterville ... Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis discuss "Citizen Somerville," at 1:30 p.m., at A Novel Cafe, 464 Main St., Tewksbury.

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


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