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Greater Boston author readings Oct. 13-19

Posted by guest  October 10, 2013 08:50 AM

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BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL: Thursday through Saturday at Copley Square. For more information, www.bostonbookfest.org.


SUNDAY: Zvi Sesling (“Fire Tongue”) and Paul Steven Stone (“How To Train a Rock”) read at 12 noon at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth … William Kuhn (“Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford

MONDAY: Erica Duecy (“Storied Sips: Evocative Cocktails for Everyday Escapes, With 40 Recipes”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Regal Beagle, 308 Harvard St., Brookline ($70 ticket includes meal with cocktail pairings and copy of book; visit brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets) … Matthew Inman (“Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Craig Wilder (“Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Anne Champion (“Reluctant Mistress”), Molly Howes, Michelle Seaton (“The Way of Boys”), and Susan Tepper (“The Merrill Diaries”) read at 7 p.m. at the Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

TUESDAY: Simon Winchester (“The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/simon_winchester/) … Derek Sanderson (“Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Gareth Cook (“Best American Infographics 2013”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Lisa Borders (“The Fifty-First State”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … J. A. Hitchcock (“True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder and Mayhem”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Erica Duecy (“Storied Sips: Evocative Cocktails for Everyday Escapes, With 40 Recipes”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley

WEDNESDAY: David Schickler (“The Dark Path: A Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Avner Gvaryahu and Oded Na’aman (“Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Joe Putignano (“Acrobaddict”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Mike O'Connor (“Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … John Dobbyn (“Deadly Diamonds”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

THURSDAY: Author Péter Zilahy (“The Last Window Giraffe”) reads at 4:30 p.m. at Tufts University’s Center for the Humanities (CHAT), 48 Professors’ Row, Medford … Avi (“Sophia’s War”) reads at 5 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Sam Baltrusis (“Ghosts of Cambridge: Haunts of Harvard Square and Beyond”) and Renee Mallett (“Haunted Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts”) read at 6:30 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Jo Baker (“Longbourn”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Karen Weintraub and Martha Herbert (“The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … John Freeman (“How to Read a Novelist”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … David Laskin (“The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Thomas Mickey (“America's Romance with the English Garden”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Anthony M. Sammarco (“The History of Howard Johnson's: How A Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon”) reads at 7 p.m. at New England Mobil Book Fair, 82 Needham St., Newton


FRIDAY: Michel Anteby (“Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Howard Mansfield (“Dwelling in Possibility: Searching for the Soul of Shelter”) reads with John Stilgoe at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Sam Baltrusis (“Ghosts of Cambridge: Haunts of Harvard Square and Beyond”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Ann Leary (“The Good House”) reads at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport

SATURDAY: Neal Petersen (“Journey of a Hope Merchant”) reads at 9:30 a.m. at Abigail Adams Middle School Auditorium, 89 Middle Street, Weymouth (reservations required; call 781-337-1402 or email mdeedy@ocln.org) … Debbie Spingarn (“Another Spin: Columns By A Newspaper Writer”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … N.E. Castle (“Loogie the Booger Genie”) reads at 1 p.m. at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main St., Webster … Robert Gerst (“Make Film History: Rewrite, Reshoot and Recut the World's Greatest Films”) reads at 2 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Lesley Bannatyne (“Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night”) reads at 4 p.m. at The Book Shop, 694 Broadway, Somerville … Marci Nault (“The Lake House”) reads at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport ... Amiri Baraka delivers the Charles Olson Lecture at 1 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester ,,, Ellen Jane Powers ("Toward the Beloved") and Lori Desrosiers ("The Philosopher's Daughter") read at 2:30 p.m. at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton


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