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Boston area author readings Oct. 2-8

Posted by guest  September 29, 2011 10:37 AM

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SUNDAY: Ming Doyle reads from “Tantalize: Kieran’s Story,” at 2 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Tim Riley discusses “Lennon,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … William Powers discusses “Hamlet’s Blackberry,” at 4 p.m., at Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset; for ticket information, call the library at 781-383-1348 … Sara Varon signs her graphic novel “Bake Sale,” from noon to 2 p.m., at Friendly Neighborhood Comics, 191 Mechanic St., Bellingham.

MONDAY: Amor Towles discusses “Rules of Civility,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Lucette Lagnado discusses “The Arrogant Years,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … George Scialabba (“The Modern Predicament”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Gail Caldwell discusses “Let’s Take the Long Way Home,” at 7 p.m., at Weston Public Library, 87 School St., Weston … Steven Pinker (“The Better Angels of Our Nature”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Anita Hill (“Reimagining Equality”) speaks at 8 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Amir Aczel discusses “A Strange Wilderness,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Dennis Lehane discusses “Midnight Mile,” at 7:30 p.m., at Robbins Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave., Arlington … Benjamin Markovits (“Childish Loves”) reads at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Poets Martin Espada and Aracelis Girmay speak at 4:30 p.m., at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall, Wellesley College, Wellesley … Lou Ureneck reads from “Cabin,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Glenn Carle discusses “The Interrogator,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Claire Keyes leads a discussion of “Robert Frost’s Poems,” at 10:30 a.m., at Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody; to register, call 978-531-0100 ext. 10 or visit www.peabodylibrary.org … Poets Anne Stevenson and Rosanna Warren read at 7 p.m., at Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Johnny Diaz discusses “Take the Lead,” at 6:30 p.m., at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St.

WEDNESDAY: Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow discuss “War of the Worldviews,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, Cambridge; tickets ($28) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Ellen Fitzpatrick discusses “Letters to Jackie,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Mary McGarry Morris (“Light from a Distant Star”) speaks at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Helen Benedict reads from “Sand Queen,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Isabel Wilkerson (“The Warmth of Other Suns”) speaks at 7 p.m., in Gasson Hall 100, Boston College, Chestnut Hill … A discussion on the banning of books in the United States, featuring Margaret Bush, Susan Flannery, Sarah Brannen, and Lee Palmer, takes place at 7:30 p.m., at the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Regis College, 235 Wellesley St., Weston … Theoharis C. Theoharis leads a discussion of Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” at 7:30 p.m., at Peabody Institute Library; for information and to register, call 978-531-0100 ext. 10 or visit www.peabodylibrary.org.

THURDAY: Anne Enright reads from “The Forgotten Waltz,” 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 … Michael Klein reads from “Something for Nothing,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Peter Hartshorn reads from "I Have Seen the Future: A Life of Lincoln Steffens," at 7 p.m., at Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham … Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett discuss “The Truth About Girls and Boys,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University … Julie Otsuka discusses “The Buddha in the Attic,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Frances Moore Lappe (“Ecomind”) speaks at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Anthony Sammarco discusses “Hyde Park Then and Now,” at 6:30 p.m., at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Ave., Hyde Park … Maria Speck discusses “Ancient Grains for Modern Meals,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

FRIDAY: Swanee Hunt discusses “Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.

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


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