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Greater Boston author readings May 19-25

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SUNDAY: Jackson Galaxy (“Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean”) reads at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley … James C. O'Connell (“The Hub's Metropolis: Greater Boston's Suburban Development From Railroad Suburbs to Smart Growth”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Ted Reinstein (“New England Notebook”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Paul Theroux (“The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

MONDAY: Anna Tourkakis (“Delicious Simplicity: Recipes for Today's Busy Life”) reads at 10:30 a.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury
… Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy (“Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice”) read at 7 p.m. in the Jones Room, Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … Abby Glassenberg (“The Artful Bird”), Kari Chapin (“Grow Your Handmade Business”), Stacey Trock (“Crocheted Softies”), Rochelle Bourgault, and Virginia Johnson read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Margalit Fox (“The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

TUESDAY: Christian Teja (“Suffolk Downs”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Alice Hoffman (“Dovekeepers”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Library, 685 Tremont St. … Mary Jo Griffin and Patrick Cook (“Sully: The Words, Wit and Wisdom of Paul Sullivan:) read at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Jessica Wapner (“The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Luis Herman (“Future Primal: How Our Wilderness Origins Show Us the Way Forward”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Anthony Martignetti (“Lunatic Heroes”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Dennis Lehane ("Live By Night") reads at 7:00 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … B. A. Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Melrose Public Library, West Emerson St., Melrose

WEDNESDAY: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (“Americanah”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Kim Triedman (“Plum(b)”) and Donna Johnson (“Selvage”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Maryanne O'Hara ("Cascade") reads at 7 p.m. at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill …
Bruce E. Spitzer (“Extra Innings”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St., Hopkinton

THURSDAY: Jim Gaffigan (“Dad Is Fat”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5 tickets) … Ted Reinstein (“New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room, Boston Public Library, Copley … Jan David Blais (“Twentieth Century Limited”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., Cambridge … Jody Daynard (“The Midwife’s Revolt”) reads at 6:45 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the BPL, 12 Sedgwick St., Jamaica Plain … Qais Akbar Omar (“A Fort of Nine Towers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Nick Trout (“The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs”) reads at 7 p.m. at will be The Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury … Dick Lehr (“Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd., Brighton … Ramona Ausubel (“A Guide to Being Born”) and Austin Ratner (“In the Land of the Living”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Abigail Tarttelin (“Golden Boy”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

FRIDAY: Edward O. Wilson (“Letters to a Young Scientist”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge ($6 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/edward_o._wilson/) … Khaled Hosseini (“And the Mountains Echoed”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge … Bill Sargent (“Beach Wars, 10,000 years of Conflict and Change on a Barrier Beach”) reads at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport … Anne Champion (“Reluctant Mistress”) and Brian Sousa (“Almost Gone”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

SATURDAY: Jennifer Pustz ("Voices from the Back Stairs") reads at 2 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Todd McLeish (“Narwhals”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

Send announcements to boston.globe.bookings@gmail.com at least two weeks before event date. Events are subject to change.

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