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Boston area author readings June 12-18

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Three best-selling queens of YA fiction, Meg Cabot (“Abandon”), Libba Bray (“Beauty Queens”), and Maggie Steifvater (“Linger” and “Forever”), will speak on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Wellesley. The event is part of the multicity "This is Teen Live'' tour. The writers will talk about issues facing teens and read excerpts from their latest books.

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


SUNDAY: Joyce Raskin (“My Misadventures as a Teenage Rock Star”) speaks at 2 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Laura Harrington discusses “Alice Bliss,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.

MONDAY: Sue Miller (with Margot Livesey) discusses “The Lake Shore Limited,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Jessica Stern (“Denial”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Aimee Bender (“The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake”) reads at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville.

TUESDAY: Lyndall Gordon discusses “Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Emma Straub reads from “Other People We Married,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Ann Brashares reads from “Sisterhood Everlasting,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … Michelle Toth reads from “Annie Begins,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Daphne Kalotay (“Russian Winter”) and Marie Paquet-Nesson (“Ballet to the Corps”) read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Jim Shepard reads from “You Think That’s Bad,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books.

WEDNESDAY: Translators Mark Schafer, Francisca Gonzalez Arias, and Donald Wellman read from the works of Spanish-speaking authors Soledad Puertolas, Antonio Gamoneda, and Belen Gopegui at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Lama Surya Das discusses “Buddha Standard Time,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Jim Shepard reads from “You Think That’s Bad,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Leslie Daniels discusses “Cleaning Nabokov’s House,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Laura Harrington discusses “Alice Bliss,” at 7 p.m., at Rockport Public Library, 17 School St., Rockport … David Kelly reads from “The Fenway Foul-Up,” at 4 p.m., at Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Ave., Dorchester.

THURSDAY: Harvey Frommer discusses “Remembering Fenway Park,” at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Michael Bronski discusses “A Queer History of the United States,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Anthony Sammarco discusses “Dorchester: A Compendium,” at 6:30 p.m., at Lower Mills Branch Library, 27 Richmond St., Dorchester … Donna Halper discusses “Boston Radio, 1920-2010,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Josh Wilker (“Cardboard Gods”), David Anthony (“Something for Nothing”), and Pete Nelson (“I Thought You Were Dead”) read at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith—free brews/food included; must be over 21 to attend … Ted Clarke signs “Hingham: Four Centuries of History,” from 4 to 6 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Derby Street Shoppes, Hingham.

FRIDAY: Students from the John D. O’Bryant School read at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Beth Glass reads from “Blue Ribbon Dad,” at 10:30 a.m., at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley.

SATURDAY: Beth Glass (“Blue Ribbon Dad”) reads at 10:30 a.m., and Harvey Frommer (“Remembering Fenway Park”) signs books from 2 to 4 p.m., at Wellesley Books … Kyle Darcy (“Under Current Conditions”) signs books from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Author’s Tent at the Boston Irish Festival 2011, Irish Cultural Centre, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton.

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


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