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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 8-14

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SUNDAY: Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Ellen Larson (“In Retrospect”) and Maida Tilchen (“She’s Gone Santa Fe”) read at 1:30 p.m. at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., Somerville … Ben Bradlee Jr. (“The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams”) reads at 2 p.m. with Bob Ryan at the John F. Kennedy Library, Columbia Point, Boston … Steven Pavlos Holmes, Tara L. Masih, Sydney Landon Plum, and Audrey Schulman (“Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming Book Reading and Reception”) read at 2 p.m. at the Boston Nature Center, Mattapan (registration required; call 617-983-8500 or go to http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:program_code=30057) … Holly Rossi and Liz Owen (“Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back”) read at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Lea M. Hill (“The Society of Sylphs: How an Autistic Boy and a Mystical Being find their Voices through Human Tragedy”) reads at 2 p.m. at Angels of Light Ministry, 320 Washington St., Norwell … Terry Kitchen (“Next Big Thing”) reads and performs at 3:30 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Jay Parini (“Jesus: The Human Face of God”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset

MONDAY: Julie Wu (“The Third Son”) reads at 11 a.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., Belmont … Jackie MacMullen (“When the Game was Ours”), Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy (“Whitey Bulger”), Eve LaPlante (“Marmee and Louisa”) and others read and sign for Mayor Menino’s “ReadBoston” charity at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Commonwealth, 300 Commonwealth Ave. ($35 tickets include refreshments) … Bob Halloran (“Impact Statement: A Family’s Fight For Justice Against Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, and the FBI”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland (registration requested, call 978-372-1732 or visit www.langleyadamslib.org … Ann Patchett (“This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Witold Rybcynski (“How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

TUESDAY: Beverly Gologorsky (“Stop Here”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Howie Carr (“Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Ari Shavit (“My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton.

WEDNESDAY: Hallie Ephron (“There Was An Old Woman”) reads at 7 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Mattilda B. Sycamore (“The End of San Francisco”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Nathaniel Philbrick (“Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Julie Orringer (“The Invisible Bridge”) and Kate Milliken (“If I’d Known You Were Coming”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

THURSDAY: Anthony M. Sammarco (“The History of Howard Johnson's: How A Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Bestsellers Café, 24 High St., Medford … Maxim Shrayer (“Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Members of the Harvard Lampoon (“The Wobbit”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Jayne Anne Phillips (“Quiet Dell”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

FRIDAY: Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (“Double Down: Game Change 2012”) read at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/mark_halperin_and_john_heilemann/) … Dan Magers (“Partyknife”), Elisa Gabbert (“French Exit”), and Chris Tonelli (“The Trees Around”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Mary Bonina (“My Father's Eyes”), Gwendolyn Jenson (“Birthright”), and Gary Whited (“Having Listened”) read at 7:30 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain ($5 suggested donation)
SATURDAY: Kate Hanscom (“Fickle Fiona”) reads at noon at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Cheryl Lampshire (“Heart Hound Stories: Living with the Big Dogs”) reads at 2 p.m. at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 E. Main St., Webster … Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander (“LaFosse & Alexander's Dollar Origami”) read at 2 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury

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