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Greater Boston author readings Oct. 7-13

Posted by guest  October 4, 2012 09:51 AM

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SUNDAY: Ty Burr (“Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … John D. Spooner (“No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life…Letters to My Grandchildren”) reads at 4 p.m. at Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset … Gina D'Amico (“Scorch”) reads at 5 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

MONDAY: Louise Erdrich (“Round House”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Sam Baltrusis (“Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Sarah S. Kilborne (“American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

TUESDAY: Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (“The Third Chapter: Risk, Passion and Adventure in the 25 Years After Fifty”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St. … Salman Rushdie (“Joseph Anton: A Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ($35 ticket includes book) … Joanne Harris (“Peaches for Father Francis”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Other Woman”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Philip McFarland (“Mark Twain and the Colonel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Francis Slakey (“To the Last Breath”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 660 Beacon St. … Mark Siegel (“Sailor Twain”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Heli Meltsner (“Poorhouses of Massachusetts: A Cultural and Architectural History”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room, Boston Public Library, Copley … Stewart O’Nan (“The Odds”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Caleb Daniloff (“Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Anthony Sammarco (“The Great Boston Fire of 1872”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., Quincy … John de Graaf (“What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Charlene Smith (“Mandela and America”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Spellman Museum, Regis College, Weston … Elinor Lipman (“Tweet Land of Liberty”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

THURSDAY: David Macaulay (“The New Way Things Work”) reads at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley … Charles Burns (“The Hive”) and Chris Ware (“Building Stories”) read at 6 p.m. at Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets) … Joseph Finder (“Buried Secrets”) reads at 7 p.m. at the West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1961 Centre St. … Leslea Newman (“October Mourning”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Stephen Puleo (“ Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood”) reads at 7 p.m. at Weston Public Library, 87 School St., Weston …Hanna Rosin (“ The End of Men”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Sam Baltrusis (“Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd.

FRIDAY: David R. Slavitt (“Overture”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … John Banville (“Ancient Light”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets) … Suzy Duffy (“Wellesley Wives”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … M. Scott Douglass (“Hard to Love”), Paul Hostovsky (“A Little in Love a Lot”), and Colin D. Halloran (“Shortly Thereafter”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Tom Ryan (“Following Atticus”) reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Martha Collins (“White Papers”), John J. Clayton (“Mitzvah Man”), and Sandra Storey (“Every State Has Its Own Light”) read at 7:30 p.m. at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain (suggested $5 donation)

SATURDAY: Sally Gunning (“The Widow’s War”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Royall House and Slave Quarters, 15 George St., Medford … Nancy Hachisu (“Japanese Farm Food”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tags Hardware, Porter Square

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