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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 2-8

Posted by guest  November 29, 2012 10:49 AM

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SUNDAY: Mary Dowdle (“Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story”) reads at 12 noon at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Marilyn Land (“Clattering Sparrows”) reads at 1 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Marit Menzin ("Song for Papa Crow") reads at 1 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester ... Todd Andrlik (“Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News”) reads at 2 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Ming Tsai (“Simply Ming in the Kitchen”) reads at 2 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Eve LaPlante (“Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Eric Jay Dolin (“When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail”) reads at 3 p.m. at Hingham Public Library … Adrian Rooney (“Tightrope”) and Daniel Tobin (“Belated Heavens”) read at 3 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway … Molly Birnbaum (“Season to Taste”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset (call 781-383-1348 to reserve a seat) … Kathleen Spivack (“With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz & Others”) reads at 4 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

MONDAY: Joe McKendry (“One Times Square”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Susannah Cahalan (“Brain on Fire”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Archer Mayor (“Paradise City: A Joe Gunther Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jean Valentine and Ilya Kaminksy (“Dark Elderberry Branch”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3 tickets)

TUESDAY: Ray Kurzweil (“How to Create a Mind”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre … Laura Harrington (“Alice Bliss”) and Juliette Fay (“The Shortest Way Home”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Jill Teitelman (“Saving Gracie”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Main Library, 361 Washington St., Brookline … Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (“The Book Club Cookbook”) read at Farfalle Italian Market, 26 Concord Crossing, Concord ($20 ticket includes wine and food, call 978-369-2900) … Ming Tsai (“Simply Ming in Your Kitchen”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham … Kevin Phillips (“1775: A Good Year for Revolution”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Joshua Glenn (“Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store …


WEDNESDAY:,Ilan Stavans (“El Iluminado”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Margaret Talbot (“The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father’s Twentieth Century”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St. ($10 ticket) … Sean Glennon (“Tom Brady vs. the NFL”) reads at 7.p.m. at the Trident Booksellers, 338 Newbury St. … John Ochsendorf (“Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley

THURSDAY: Ben Fountain (“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room, Boston Public Library, Copley … Richard Sobel (“Public Opinion and International Intervention: Lessons from the Iraq War”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … B.A. Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) and Maryanne O'Hara (“Cascade”) read at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … James Fallows (“China Airborne”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Ricardo Cortés (“A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

FRIDAY: Louise Glück (“Poems 1962-2012”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store …
Nicole Terez Dutton (“If One of Us Should Fall”), Michael F. Gill (“”), and Holly Guran (“Mothers’ Trails”) read at 7:30 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain ($5 suggested donation) … Mike Heppner (“The Man Talking Project”), Courtney Elizabeth Mauk (“Spark”), and Andrew Goldstein (“The Bookie’s Son”) read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge ($5 ticket)

SATURDAY: Toni Buzzeo (“A Lighthouse Christmas”) reads at 1 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Ana Forrest (“Fierce Medicine”) reads at 5 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith


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

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