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Greater Boston author readings Nov. 4-10

Posted by guest  November 1, 2012 10:00 AM

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SUNDAY: Dav Pilkey (“Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers”) reads at 2 p.m. at the Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington St., Brookline … Richard Vacca ("The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places and Nightlife 1937-1962") and Maria Judge ("Jake Hanna; The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer") read at 2 p.m. at Willow Books and Cafe, 279 Great Rd., Acton … Nitza Rosovksy (“In the Land of Israel: My Family, 1809-1949”) reads at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books … James Wood (“The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Mitchell Zuckoff (“Lost in Shangri-La”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset (free, call 781-383-1348 for tickets) … Marjorie B. Cohn (“Classic Modern: The Art Worlds of Joseph Pulitzer Jr.”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St., Cambridge

MONDAY: Susan Goodman (“See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the BPL’s Connolly Branch [Address???] … Catherynne M. Valente (“The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Jaime Clark, Mary Cotton, Linda Barnes, David Ryan, Atul Gawande (“Boston Noir 2: The Classics”) read at Harvard Book Store at 7 p.m. … Carol Moldaw (“So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems”) and Rodney Wittwer (“Gone & Gone”) read at 8 p.m. at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 tickets)

TUESDAY: Merry White (“Coffee Life in Japan”) reads at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 660 Beacon St., Boston

WEDNESDAY: Robert Olen Butler (“The Hot Country”) and William Kuhn (“Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Mark Chester (“Twosomes”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 660 Beacon St., Boston … Alison Pace (“You Tell Your Dog First”) and Ken Foster (“I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Noam Chomsky and Barbara Lubin (“A Child’s View of Gaza”) read at First Parish Cambridge, 3 Church St. … Barbara Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

THURSDAY: Michelle Marchetti Coughlin ("One Colonial Woman's World") reads at 10:30 a.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle St. … Rosemary Wells (“Max and Ruby’s Treasure Hunt”) reads at 3:30 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester (rsvp to 781-721-5933)… Hallie Ephron (“Never Tell a Lie”), Archer Mayor (“Paradise City”), and Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Other Woman”) read at 6:30 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … James Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 6:30 P.M. at the Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1497 Tremont St. … Joan Wickersham (“The News From Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Daniel Klein (“Travels With Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Tehila Lieberman (“Venus in the Afternoon”) and Peter Brown (“A Bright Soothing Noise”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Mattea Kramer (“A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Vernona Gomez (“Lefty: An American Odyssey”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley

FRIDAY: Wendy Drexler (“Western Motel”), Aimee Sands (“The Green-Go Turn of Telling”), Andrew Sofer (“Wave”) read at 7:30 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain ($5 donation suggested) … John Holl (“Massachusetts Breweries”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Damien Echols (“Life After Death”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … John Flanagan (“Brotherband Chronicles”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington … C. A. Conrad (“A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

SATURDAY: Nancy Poydar (“Bus Driver”) reads at 1 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … William Martin (“The Lincoln Letter”) reads at 3 p.m. at Bestsellers Café, 24 High St., Medford … Dennis Lehane, Marianne Leone, David Ryan (“Boston Noir 2: The Classics”) read at 7 p.m. with special guest Tanya Donnelly at Newtonville Books

Announcements must arrive at boston.globe.bookings@gmail.com at least two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change.

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