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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 4-10

Posted by guest  December 1, 2011 10:25 AM

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SUNDAY: Lita Judge (“The Red Sled”) reads and signs at 1 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St, Winchester … Longfellow Neighborhood Council Oral History Project (“From the Heart of Cambridge: A Neighborhood Portrait”) discussion and signing at 2 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Bubbe and Avrom Honig (“Feed Me Bubbe: Recipe and Wisdom from America’s Favorite Online Grandmother”) read at 2 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin (“The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men”) read at 2 p.m., Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … Tony Horwitz (“Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War”) speaks at 4 p.m. at Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset (tickets, call 781-383-1348)

MONDAY: Mindy Kaling (“Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? (And Other Concerns)”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge ($27 tickets include book purchase price at Harvard.com or (617) 661-1515) … Susan Bauer-Wu (“Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion, and Connectedness”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Meghan O’Rourke (“The Long Goodbye”) and poet Joanne Diaz (“The Lessons”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3) … Dennis Lehane, Ben Mezrich and others sign books at the Hometown Authors Reception at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue ($35 admission includes refreshments) … Daniel Tobin (“Belated Heaven”) reads at 7 p.m. in the Harvard-Yenching Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Julie Colin (“A Cure for Emma”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

TUESDAY: Barnet Schecter (“George Washington’s America”) speaks at 6 p.m. at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … John Porcellino ("Thoreau at Walden") reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody Street, Waltham … Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (“Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Joshua Rubenstein (“Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Joanne Cheng (“Flour: Spectacular Recipes From Boston’s Flour Bakery + Café”) bakes and signs at 7:30 p.m. at Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston (rsvp to (781) 431-1160 or events@wellesleybooksmith.com)

WEDNESDAY: Jane Roy Brown (“One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St., Wellesley … “The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America's Most Trusted Cooking Magazine” presentation at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge ($5 tickets at Harvard.com or (617) 661-1515) … Sara Roy (“Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector”) reads at 6:15 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Gregory Maguire (“Out of Oz”) speaks at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Mary Lefkowitz (“Why We Can't Understand Greek Drama: Some Theological and Practical Considerations”) reads at 7 p.m. at Devlin Hall, Boston College

THURSDAY: Steven Pinker, Lois Lowry, Wendy Kaminer, and Steve Klienedler (“The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition”) speak at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Deborah Treisman (“The New Yorker” fiction editor) speaks with Aleksandar Hemon (“The Lazarus Project”) and Hilton Als at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Cinema, Wellesley … Author P. Gifford Longley (“Captive”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset … Maria Speck (“Ancient Grains for Modern Meals”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Bruce Irving (“New England Icons: Shaker Villages, Saltboxes, Stone Walls and Steeples”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

FRIDAY: Michele Lamont, Sheila Jasanoff, and Rebecca Lemov (“Social Knowledge in the Making”) read at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Mustafa Akyol (“Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop …

SATURDAY (December 10): Joseph Doolin (“South Boston Boy”) reads at 10:30 a.m. at the Curley Rec Room, L Street Bath House, Columbia Road … Frederic Wallace (“Framingham’s Civil War Hero: The Life of General George H. Gordon”) signs at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Framingham


Announcements must arrive at boston.globe.bookings@gmail.com at least two weeks before publication date. A complete listing of events is available online. Events are subject to change.

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