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Greater Boston author readings March 2-8

Posted by guest February 27, 2014 10:08 AM

SUNDAY: Bill Alberti (“Once Upon a Sunrise”) and Louise Dery-Wells read at

12:45 p.m. at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth … Michael

Quinlin (“Irish Boston: A Lively Look at Boston’s Colorful Irish Past”) reads at 2

p.m. at Lawrence Heritage State Park, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence … Dory Codington

(“Cardinal Points”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Susan

Minot (“Thirty Girls”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord …

Jeffrey Bolster (“The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail”) reads at 4

p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset

MONDAY: Claire Messud ("The Woman Upstairs") reads at 4:30 p.m. at Wellesley

College, Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 106 Central St., Wellesley … Barbara

Helfgott Hyett (“Rift”) and Wendy Mnookin (“To Get Here”) read at 7 p.m. at

Harvard Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Emily Parker (“Now I Know

Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground”) reads at 7 p.m. at

Harvard Book Store

TUESDAY: Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen (“Thanks for the Feedback: The

Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well”) read at 6 p.m. at the Brattle

Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/

douglas_stone_and_sheila_heen/) … Marie Rutkoski (“The Winner's Curse”) reads

in conversation with Kristin Cashore at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Megan

Marshall (“Margaret Fuller: A New American Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline

Booksmith … John Clark Levin (“Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire

Are Changing Maritime Security”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Shannon

Hale (“Dangerous”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley

WEDNESDAY: Michio Kaku (“The Future of the Mind”) reads at 6 p.m. at

the Coolidge Corner Theatre (tickets $5 or free with book pre-order; visit

brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets or call 617-566-6660) … Kim Harrison (“The

Undead Pool”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Boston Public

Library, Copley, 700 Boylston St. … Andrea Raynor (“Incognito: Lost and Found

at Harvard Divinity School”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Adam Wilson

(“What’s Important Is Feeling”) and Paul Rome (“We All Sleep in the Same Room”)

read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Mireille Guiliano (“French Women Don’t

Get Facelifts”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley ($5

ticket may be used as coupon) … Kenneth Calhoun (“Black Moon”) reads at 7 p.m.

at Newtonville Books … Peniel Joseph (“Stokely: A Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter

Square Books

THURSDAY: Denis Kitchen (“The Art of Harvey Kurtzman”) and Paul Hornschemeier

(“Mother Come Home”) speak about legendary cartoonist Will Eisner at 6 p.m. at the

Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Christopher Klein (“Strong

Boy: The Life and times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero”) reads

at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley, 700 Boylston St. …

Kathleen Hirsch (“A Home in the Heart of a City”) reads at 6:15 p.m. at the Jamaica

Plain Branch of BPL, 12 Sedgwick St. … Maxim D. Shrayer (“Leaving Russia: A Jewish

Story”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Driscoll School, 64 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline

… Alan Lightman (“The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew”)

reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Aaron Their (“The

Ghost Apple”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Peniel Joseph (“Stokely: A

Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Terry Kitchen (“Next Big Thing”) and

Rob Siegel (“Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic”) read at 7 p.m. at the Somerville Public

Library, 79 Highland Ave., Somerville … Kate Alcott (“The Daring Ladies of Lowell”)

reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … Andrew Knapp (“Find

Momo: A Photography Book”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith …

FRIDAY: David Christopher (“The Holy Universe: A New Story of Creation for the

Heart, Soul, and Spirit”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Vivien Shotwell

(“Vienna Nocturne”) in conversation with Margot Livesey at 7 p.m. at Harvard

Book Store … Eamon Loingsigh (“Light of the Didicoy”), Don Hussey (“Chesapeake

Station”), and Gregory LeStage (“Small Gods of Summer”) read at 8 p.m. at Out of the

Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

SATURDAY: Helen Oyeyemi (“Boy, Snow, Bird”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline

Booksmith

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before event date. Events are subject to change.

Greater Boston author readings Feb. 23-March 1

Posted by guest February 20, 2014 09:34 AM

SUNDAY: Carter Alan (“Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN”) reads at 1

p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Doug Most (“The Race

Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's

First Subway”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Neil

Swidey (“Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster

Ten Miles Into the Darkness”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Hingham Public Library, 66

Leavitt St., Hingham

MONDAY: Dan Kennedy (“The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life

in the Post-Newspaper Age”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Langley-Adams Library 185

Main St., Groveland … Mark Schneider (“Joe Moakley’s Journey: From Boston to

El Salvador”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public

Library, 690 Adams St., Dorchester … Edmund White (“Inside a Pearl: My Years in

Paris”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

TUESDAY: Michael Lowenthal (“The Paternity Test”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the

South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St. … Christopher

Golden (“Snowblind”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth

… Bruce Holsinger (“A Burnable Book”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop …

Christopher Klein (“A History of Boston Sports: From Playful Puritans to Football

Patriots”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Sq., Lexington ($10 ticket

required) … Alice Hoffman (“The Museum of Extraordinary Things”) reads at 7

p.m. at Newtonville Books … Matthew Quick (“Good Luck of Right Now”) reads at 7

p.m. at Porter Square Books … Danah Boyd (“It's Complicated: The Social Lives of

Networked Teens”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

WEDNESDAY: Matthew Quick (“The Good Luck of Right Now”) reads at 6 p.m. in

the Abbey Room at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston … Roberta

Gately (“The Bracelet”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St.,

Watertown … Neil Swidey (“Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five

Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book

Store … Maxim D. Shrayer (“Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at the

Harvard Coop … Ted Reinstein (“New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States,

Uncommon Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Peabody Library, 82 Main St., Peabody …

Wiley Cash (“This Dark Road to Mercy”) and Peter Swanson (“The Girl With a Clock

for a Heart”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Jennifer Ringer (“Dancing

Through It: My Journey in the Ballet”) reads at 8 p.m. at José Mateo Ballet Theatre,

400 Harvard St., Cambridge

THURSDAY: Stephen Brumwell (“George Washington: Gentleman Warrior”)

reads at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St.

… Carolyn Wilkins (“They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the Women

Who Inspired Her”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Aislynn Rodeghiero-
Rapciak (“Sullivan: Putting the Tri in Triumph”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books,

82 Central St., Wellesley … Nick Bromell (“The Time is Always Now: Black Thought

and the Transformation of US Democracy”) reads with Eugene Rivers and Brandon

Terry at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Nathalie Laidler-Kylander (“The Brand

IDEA: Managing Nonprofit Brandswith Integrity, Democracy and Affinity”) reads at

7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Neil Swidey (“Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering

Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness”) reads at 7 p.m. at

Newtonville Books

FRIDAY: Kathryn Craft (“The Art of Falling”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books …

Susan Minot (“Thirty Girls”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jason Landry

(“Instant Connections: Essays and Interviews on Photography”) reads at 7 p.m. at

the Harvard Coop

SATURDAY: Jennifer Davis Carey (“Near The Hope”) reads at 12 p.m. at Tatnuck

Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Susan Minot (“Thirty Girls”) and Randy

Susan Meyers (“The Comfort of Lies”) read at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Kelly

Corrigan (“Glitter and Glue: A Memoir”) reads at 3 p.m. at Wellesley Free Library,

530 Washington St., Wellesley … Adam J. Tocci (“Bullseye”) reads at 4 p.m. at

Artefact Home / Garden, 1000 Pleasant St., Belmont


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Greater Boston author readings Feb. 16-22

Posted by guest February 13, 2014 09:24 AM

SUNDAY: Marcia Matthew (“Hippieville”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18

Lyman St., Westborough

TUESDAY: Noam Chomsky (“Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013”)

reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge …

Jerome Charyn (“I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War”) reads at 7

p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Doug Most ("The Race Underground: Boston, New

York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway") reads at 7 p.m.

at Brookline Booksmith … A.C. Gaughen (“Lady Thief”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter

Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Kathleen Aguero (“After That”), Ellen Steinbaum (“Brightness Falls”),

and Judith Harris (“Night Garden”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Joan

Breton Connelly (“The Parthenon Enigma”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

THURSDAY: Florence Ladd (“The Spirit of Josephine”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the

Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Lawrence Buell (“The

Dream of the Great American Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store …

Anthony Amore (“Stolen Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists”)

reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church in Cambridge, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Aria

Sloss (“Autobiography of Us”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Tracy K.

Smith (“Life on Mars”) reads at 7 p.m. at Boston College, Gasson Hall, Room 100 …

Doug Most (“The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry

That Built America's First Subway”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St.,

Weymouth … Terry Kitchen (“Next Big Thing”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Wellesley Free

Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley

FRIDAY: Nell Lake (“The Caregivers: A Support Group's Stories of Slow Loss,

Courage, and Love”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Michael Amico, Michael

Bronski, and Ann Pellegrini (“You Can Tell Just By Looking: And 20 Other Myths

About LGBT Life and People”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

SATURDAY: Linda Baletsa (“Operation Mockingbird”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck

Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … A. H. Wellewood (“The Well: Memoirs of a

Schizophrenic”) reads at 1 p.m. at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main St., Webster

Daniel Bruce (“ Simply New England: Seasonal Recipes That Celebrate Land and

Sea”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley


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Greater Boston author readings Feb. 9-15

Posted by guest February 6, 2014 09:09 AM

SUNDAY: Tom Ingrassia and Jared Chrudimsky (“One Door Closes: Overcoming

Adversity By Following Your Dreams”) read at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18

Lyman St., Westborough … Richard Beinecke (“The Mystic River: A Natural and

Human History and Recreation Guide”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St.,

Winchester … Christina Baker Kline (“Orphan Train”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord

Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: B. J. Novak (“One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories”) reads at 6

p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge … Doug Brendel (“Ipswich

Unzipped”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St.,

Groveland … Florence Ladd (“The Spirit of Josephine: A Family Reunion in Paris”)

reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Nancy Goldner (“Living Solo: A Practical

Guide to Life on Your Own”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Connolly Branch of the Boston

Public Library, 433 Centre St., Jamaica Plain … April Smith (“A Star for Mrs. Blake”)

reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

TUESDAY: Deni Béchard (“Empty Hands, Open Arms”) reads at 4:30 p.m. at

Wellesley College, Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 106 Central St., Wellesley

… Liz Prince (“Alone Forever”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Andrew

Schlesinger (“The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square

Books … Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi (“Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on

Love, Sex, and Intimacy”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Helen Peppe (“Pigs

Can’t Swim: A Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

WEDNESDAY: Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Beaman

Memorial Public Library, 8 Newton St., West Boylston … Maxim D. Shrayer (“Leaving

Russia: A Jewish Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Steve DiFillippo

(“It’s All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business and Life, the Davio’s

Way”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley ($5 ticket can be

used toward purchase … Ann Taylor (“The River Within”) and Laura Bernard (“Far

From Home”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … James Redfearn (“The Rising

at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Paragon Grill, Nantasket Beach Resort,

45 Hull Dr., Hull … Jaime Clarke (“Vernon Downs”) and Madison Smartt Bell (“Zig

Zag Wanderers”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Judy Forman (“A Nation

in Pain: Healing our Biggest Health Problem”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

… Gina Frangello (“A Life in Men”), Jessica Keener (“Women in Bed”), and Mary

Elizabeth Pope (“Divining Venus: Stories”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith …

Ann Hood (“Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Melrose

Public Library, 68 West Emerson St., Melrose

THURSDAY: Elizabeth Kolbert (“The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History”) reads

at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Gina Frangello (“A Life in Men”) reads at 7 p.m. at

Porter Square Books … Lawrence Buell (“The Dream of the Great American Novel”)

reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … James Scott (“The

Kept”) and Rachel Urquhart (“The Visionist”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

… James Cambias (“A Darkling Sea”), Brian Staveley (“The Emperor's Blades”), and

Ramona Wheeler (“Three Princes”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

FRIDAY: Jon Papernick, Steve Almond, and Lana Fox read erotica at 7 p.m. at

Harvard Book Store … J. Hope Stein (“Talking Doll”), Gillian Devereux (“Focus on

Grammar”), and Janaka Stucky (“The World Will Deny It For Us”) read at 7 p.m. at

Brookline Booksmith

SATURDAY: Ann El-Nemr (“Betrayed”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18

Lyman St., Westborough … Jack Scully (“Book of Arrows”) and Rene Schwiesow

(“A Year in the Quilt”) read at 2:30 p.m. at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St.,

Brockton

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Greater Boston author readings Feb. 2-8

Posted by guest January 30, 2014 09:15 AM

SUNDAY: Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 2 p.m. at Duxbury

Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury (rvsp required at http://www.libraryinsight.com/

eventdetails.asp?jx=mzp&lmx=557027&v=3)

MONDAY: Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee (“The Second Machine Age:

Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies”) read

in conversation with Meghna Chakrabarti at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre,

40 Brattle St., Cambridge ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/

erik_brynjolfsson_and_andrew_mcafee/)

TUESDAY: Jacquelyn Mitchard (“What We Saw at Night”) reads at 5 p.m. at the

Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd., Dorchester

… E. L. Doctorow (“Andrew's Brain”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40

Brattle St., Cambridge ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/e.l._doctorow/

) … Doug Most (“The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible

Rivalry that Built America’s First Subway”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth

Salon at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St. … David Kertzer (“The Pope and

Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe”) reads

in conversation with James Carroll at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Elisabeth Elo

(“North of Boston”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … Ben

Marcus (“Leaving the Sea: Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Okey

Ndibe (“Foreign Gods, Inc.”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Joan Houlihan (“Ay”) and Ellen Watson (“Dogged Hearts”) read at

7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Rachel Kushner (“The Flamethrowers”) reads

at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jenny Offill (“Dept. of Speculation”) reads at 7

p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Ethan Zuckerman (“Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans

in the Age of Connection”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Anthony Amore

(“Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists ”) reads at 7 p.m.

at Cambridge Forum, First Parish (Unitarian Universalist), 3 Church St., Cambridge

THURSDAY: Sam Baltrusis (“Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub”) reads at 2 p.m. in

Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St. … Nínive Calegari

(“Teachers Have It Easy”) reads at 6 p.m. at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public

Library, Copley … Carla Kaplan (“Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the

Black Renaissance”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway,

Cambridge … Roddy Doyle (“The Guts”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith …

Rachel Kushner (“The Flamethrowers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Jodi

Daynard (“The Midwife's Revolt”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Weston Public Library, 87

School St., Weston … Mark Mincolla (“Whole Health: A Holistic Approach to Healing

for the 21st

Girl with a Clock for a Heart”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

Century”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Peter Swanson (“The

FRIDAY: Howard Eiland (“Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life”) reads at 3 p.m. at

Harvard Book Store … Jennifer Senior (“All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern

Parenthood”) reads in conversation with Daniel Gilbert at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book

Store … Elisabeth Elo (“North of Boston”) reads at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop,

50 Water St., Newburyport … David Bedrick (“Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives

to Mainstream Psychology”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Dan Jones

(“Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subjects (With the Help of

50,000 Strangers)”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … John M. Anderson

(“Dictionary Quilt”), Jennifer Barber (“Given Away”), and Kevin Gallagher (“Gringo

Guadalupe”) read at 7:30 p.m. at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica

Plain ($5 suggested donation) … Lisa Borders (“The Fifty-First State”), Rusty Barnes

(“Reckoning”), David Surrette (“Wicked Hard”), and Timothy Gager (“The Shutting

Door”) read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

SATURDAY: Lisa Brodeur (“A Mother's Journey: Through Faith, Hope and Courage”)

reads at 2 p.m. at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main St., Webster … Evgeny Bukhin,

Olga Simonova-Partan, and Alexei Tsvetkov read at 7 p.m. at Boston College’s Devlin

Hall, Room 101 (event is in Russian)


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Greater Boston author readings Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Posted by guest January 23, 2014 10:55 AM

2014 January 26 to February 1

SUNDAY: Peg Jones (“Living in the Heart Place with Your Angels”) reads at 1 p.m. at

Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Elisabeth Wolf (“Lulu in LA LA

Land”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester

MONDAY: Max Tegmark (“Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate

Nature of Reality”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Olivia Laing (“The Trip

to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

TUESDAY: Lawrence S. DiCara (“Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political

Memoir from the Busing Era”) reads at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston

Public Library, 700 Boylston St. … Isabel Allende (“Ripper”) reads at 7 p.m. at First

Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/

event/isabel_allende/) … Elizabeth Elo (“North of Boston”) reads at 7 p.m. at

Brookline Booksmith … Kirstin Chen (“Soy Sauce for Beginners”) reads at 7 p.m. at

Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Jean Dany Joachim (“Crossroads/Chimenkwaze”) and Tontongi (“In

the Beast’s Alley”) read at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway,

Cambridge … Michael Ignatieff (“Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics”)

reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

THURSDAY: Katie Workman (“The Mom 100 Cookbook”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the

Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton … Neal

Sanders (“Deadly Deeds”) reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester …

Judy Foreman (“A Nation in Pain: Healing our Biggest Health Problem”) reads at 7

p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Scott Stossel (“My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread,

and the Search for Peace of Mind”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Rachel

Pastan (“Alena”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

FRIDAY: Richard Grossman (“Wrong: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What

We Can Learn from Them”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Alex Myers

(“Revolutionary”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY: George Popovici (“Angels Walking with Us”) reads at 1 p.m. at

Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Lori and Wayne Earl (“This

Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl”) read at 7 p.m. at

Wilson Middle School, 22 Ruteledge Rd., Natick ($25 ticket includes book; go to

www.wellesleybooks.com or call 781.431.1160)

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Greater Boston author readings Jan. 19-25

Posted by guest January 16, 2014 09:27 AM

SUNDAY: Stephanie Brockway (“The Mystic Phyles: Beasts”), Jan Krause Greene (“I

Call Myself Earth Girl”), Zorina Frey (“The Right Way to Self-Publish”), Sharron Kahn

Luttrell (“Weekends With Daisy”), and Kathleen O’Malley (“Messages from Within:

Finding Meaning in Your Life Experiences”) read at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18

Lyman St., Westborough

MONDAY: Alysia Abbott (“Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father”), Carissa Halston

(“The Mere Weight of Words”), and Rodney Wittwer (“Gone and Gone”) will read at

7 p.m. at the Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

TUESDAY: Alison Barnet (“South End Character”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South

End Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston … Tim Gager (“The Shutting Door”) and others

read for the Heat Magazine release party at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … James

Scott (“The Kept”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

WEDNESDAY: John Banville (“The Sea”) reads at 6:30 p.m. in Brown University’s

Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting St., Providence … Richard Powers

(“Orfeo”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Wendy Lesser (“Why I Read: The

Serious Pleasure of Books”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Forum, 3 Church St.,

Cambridge … Christopher Golden, Holly Newstein and Nate Kenyon (“Dark Duets:

All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books …

Betsy Polatin (“The Actor's Secret: Techniques for Transforming Habitual Patterns

and Improving Performance”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Scott Sigler

(“Pandemic”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

THURSDAY: Gary Shteyngart (“Little Failure: A Memoir”) reads at 6 p.m. at the

Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge ($28 tickets include book, go to http:/

/www.harvard.com/event/gary_shteyngart1/) … Alice Greenway (“The Bird

Skinner”) reads at 6 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley

… Erik J. Chaput (“The People’s Martyr: Thomas Wilson Dorr and His 1842 Rhode

Island Rebellion”) reads at 6 p.m. at the National Archives at Boston, 380 Trapelo

Rd., Waltham (registration requested, go to boston.education@nara.gov or call 781-

663-0130) … Gish Jen (“Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Independent Self”) and

Leah Hager Cohen (“I Don’t Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance (Except When

You Shouldn’t)”) read at 6:30 p.m. at Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway,

Cambridge … Nicholas Dawidoff (“Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the

Turbulent World of NFL Football”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Pamela

Post-Ferrante (“Writing and Healing: A Mindful Guide for Cancer Survivors”) reads

at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: Rachel Cantor (“A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's

Guide to Saving the World”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY: Gayle Suzanne (“It's In the Little Things”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck

Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Robert Uttaro (“To the Survivors: One

Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor”) reads at 2 p.m. at Booklovers' Gourmet,

55 East Main St., Webster

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Greater Boston author readings Jan. 12-18

Posted by guest January 9, 2014 09:16 AM

SUNDAY: Anna Staniszewski (“The Dirt Diary”) reads at 2 p.m. at Brookline

Booksmith … Heather Webb (“Becoming Josephine”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord

Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: Nick Turse (“Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in

Vietnam”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Brendan Kiely (“The Gospel of

Winter”), John Corey Whaley (“Where Things Come Back”), Jason Reynolds (“When I

Was the Greatest”) and Chris Lynch read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

TUESDAY: Christopher Castellani (“All This Talk of Love”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the

South End Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston … Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

(“The Shadowhunter’s Codex”) and Holly Black (“The Coldest Girl in Coldtown”)

read at 7 p.m. at Bardwell Auditorium, Dana Hall School, 37 Cameron St., Wellesley

($5 ticket can be used as a coupon to purchase books) … Jay Cantor (“Forgiving the

Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Dale

Peterson (“Giraffe Reflections”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Amanda

Gefter (“Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn: A Father, a Daughter, the Meaning of

Nothing, and the Beginning of Everything”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

WEDNESDAY: Jason Tandon (“Quality of Life”) and Nicole Dutton (“If One of Us

Should Fall”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Bill Aulet (“Disciplined

Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard

Book Store

THURSDAY: Adam Gopnik (“Paris to the Moon”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Peabody

Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem (reservations required, call 978-745-9500) …

Christopher Kennedy Lawford (“What Addicts Know: Ten Lessons from Recovery to

Benefit Everyone”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … James B. Conroy (“Our

One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln & the Hampton Roads Peace Conference”)

reads at 7 p.m. at the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … James

Scott (“The Kept”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Jennifer Haigh (“News

From Heaven: The Bakerton Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St.,

Winchester … Ken Moraff (“It Happened in Wisconsin”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter

Square Books

FRIDAY: Yascha Mounk (“Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in

Modern Germany”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Sharon Salzberg

(“Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and

Peace”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Terry Kitchen (“Next Big

Thing”) reads with musical guests Rick Berlin and members of '80s band Loose

Ties at 8 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville ($10 tickets at

www.artsatthearmory.org or 617-718-2191)

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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 29-Jan. 4

Posted by guest December 26, 2013 09:46 AM

SUNDAY: Anthony Martignetti (“Beloved Demons: Confessions of an Unquiet Mind”)

reads at 4 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: Leah Hager Cohen (“I Don’t Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance

(Except When You Shouldn’t)”) and Kate Snodgrass (“Boston Theater Marathon”)

read at 7:15 p.m. at Lesley University’s Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge

… Ilan Mochari (“Zinski the Obscure”), Chris Terry (“Zero Fade”), Zachary Bos,

and Timothy Gager read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St.,

Cambridge

SATURDAY: Milton P. Dentch (“Fall of an Icon, Polaroid after Edwin H. Land - An

insider's view of the once great company”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller,

18 Lyman St., Westborough … Tony Eprile (“The Persistence of Memory”), Joan

Houlihan(“Ay”) read at 6:30 p.m. at Lesley University’s Marran Theater, 34 Mellen

St., Cambridge.

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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 22-28

Posted by guest December 19, 2013 09:54 AM


SUNDAY: Bill Rosen and Marie Thomas (“Bowlful of Laughs”) read at 1 p.m. at

Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough

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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 15-21

Posted by guest December 12, 2013 09:37 AM


SUNDAY: Ted Reinstein (“New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Steven W. Margles (“Notes from: Your Friend, the Tooth Fairy”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester

MONDAY: Dyan deNapoli (“The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World’s Largest Animal Rescue”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Nichols Village, One Nichols Way, Groveland

TUESDAY: Bob Halloran (“Impact Statement: A Family's Fight For Justice against Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, and the FBI”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, Tewksbury, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Glenn Morris (“Obligation for Justice”) reads at 7 p.m. at New England Mobile Book Fair

THURSDAY: Andre Dubus III (“Dirty Love”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury

SATURDAY: Lisa MacDonald (“Can't Get Me”) reads at 11 a.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Edward H. Thompson, Jr. (“A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Dan Memmolo (“FistCity”) and Lee Mendenhall read at 2:30 p.m. at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton … Dick and Rick Hoyt with Todd Civin (“One Letter at a Time”) read at 3:30 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough

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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 8-14

Posted by guest December 5, 2013 09:59 AM


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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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 1-7

Posted by guest November 28, 2013 10:08 AM


SUNDAY: Ted Reinstein (“New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories”) reads at noon at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Stephen Sanzo (“Little Stinker”) reads at noon at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 2:30 p.m. at the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central St., Natick

MONDAY: Sam Cornish (“Dead Beats”) and others read at 6 p.m. at James's Gate Restaurant, 5 McBride St., Jamaica Plain … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 6 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Katy Butler (“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … New England Poetry Club prize winners read at 7 p.m. at Harvard’s Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Marguerite Bouvard (“The Light That Shines Inside Us”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley .. Roger Rosenblatt (“The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

TUESDAY: J. Courtney Sullivan (“The Engagements”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston … Frank Bidart (“Metaphysical Dog: Poems”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Garrison Keillor (“O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge ($5 tickets, at http://www.harvard.com/event/garrison_keillor/) … James Goodale with David Greenway (“Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Dick Lehr (“Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 7 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Roger Rosenblatt (“The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

WEDNESDAY: Authors of “The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook”) read at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/americas_test_kitchen2/) … Denise Bergman (“The Telling”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Hank Phillippi Ryan ("The Wrong Girl") and Hallie Ephron (“There Was An Old Woman”) read at 7 pm. at the Abington Public Library, 600 Gliniewicz Way, Abington … Rosie Sultan (“Helen in Love”) and Ron MacLean (“Headlong”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

THURSDAY: Peter J. Drennan (“Sixteen: An American Hockey Story”) reads at 6 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Daniel Menaker (“My Mistake”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Jessica Alexander (“Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid”) reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Merry White (“Cooking for Crowds: 40th Anniversary Edition”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Anthony M. Sammarco (“The History of Howard Johnson's: How A Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St., Winchester … Marcella Pixley (“Freak”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Mark Cohen (“Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton

FRIDAY: Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”), Gary Braver (“Tunnel Vision”), Sheila Connolly (“Buried in a Bog”), and Kate Flora (“Redemption”) read at 12:30 p.m. at the Marston Mills Public Library, 2160 Main St., Marson Mills … Nicholas Dawidoff (“Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Michelle Alexander (“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”) reads at 7 p.m. in Lesley University’s Washburn Auditorium, 10 Philips Pl., Cambridge … Alan H. Weisman (“The World Without Us”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester … Timothy Gager (“The Shutting Door”), Kathleen Spivack (“With Robert Lowell and His Circle”), and Kenneth Lee (“Sweet Spot”) read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

SATURDAY: Laura Spinella (“Perfect Timing”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody … Paul C. Clerici (“History of the Greater Boston Track Club”) reads at 2 p.m at Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main St., Falmouth … Scott Alarik (“Revival”), Christian Bauman (“In Hoboken”), and Terry Kitchen (“Next Big Thing”) read and perform at 8 p.m. at the Nameless Coffeehouse, 3 Church St., Cambridge ($10 donation suggested)


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Greater Boston author readings Nov. 24-30

Posted by guest November 21, 2013 09:34 AM


SUNDAY: Rabbi Marc Schneier (“Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims”) reads at 11 a.m. at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton … Amy Hoffman (“Lies About My Family”), Tehila Lieberman (“Venus in the Afternoon”), Michael Lowenthal (“The Paternity Test”), and Ilie Ruby (“The Salt God’s Daughter”) read at 1:30 p.m. at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton … Beth Revis (“Shades of Earth”), Alan Gratz (“Prisoner B-3087”), Myra McEntire (“Infinityglass”), and Jeri Smith-Ready (“Shine”) read at 2 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Stephen Sanzo (“Little Stinker”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Doris Kearns Goodwin (“The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism”) reads at 3 p.m. at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord. Event is sponsored by Concord Bookshop.

MONDAY: Bill Ayers (“Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Don Finegold (“Murder in Leather Town”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody … Lawrence Millman (“Giant Polypores & Stoned Reindeer”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Rainbow Rowell (“Fangirl”) and David Levithan (“Two Boys Kissing”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

TUESDAY: John Barylick (“Killer Show: The Station Nightlub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … James Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Dover Town Library, 56 Dedham St., Dover

SATURDAY: Marilee Alexander (“The Wise Man's Last Wish: A Christmas Tale”) reads at 12 noon at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Gary Braver (“Tunnel Vision”), Dale Phillips (“A Shadow on the Wall”), and Ellen Larson (“In Retrospect”) read at 2 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury

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Greater Boston author readings Nov. 17-23

Posted by guest November 14, 2013 12:19 PM

SUNDAY: Archer Mayor ("Three Can Keep A Secret") reads at 1 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Jan Krause Greene (“I Call Myself Earth Girl”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Heather Terrell (“Relic: The Books of Eva 1”) reads at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Andre Dubus III (“Dirty Love”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Terry Kitchen (“Next Big Thing”) reads at 3 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester

MONDAY: George Howe Colt (“Brothers: George Howe Colt on His Brothers and Brothers in History”) reads at 11 a.m. at the Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., Belmont … Russell Banks (“A Permanent Member of the Family”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Simon Tofield (“Simon's Cat vs. The World”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Qais Akbar Omar (“A Fort Of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., Westborough … Luana Marques (“Almost Anxious: Is My (or My Loved One's) Worry or Distress a Problem?”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Susan Stinson (“Spider in a Tree”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Kevin O'Hara (“A Lucky Irish Lad”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., Charlestown … Howard Gardner and Katie Davis (“The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World”) read at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Forum, First Parish Cambridge, 3 Church St., Cambridge

TUESDAY: Jack Porter (“Jewish Partisans in the Soviet Union During World War II”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Scott Wiener (“Viva La Pizza: The Art of the Pizza Box”) reads at 7 p.m. at Otto Pizza, 888 Commonwealth Ave. … John McMillian (“Beatles vs. Stones”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Max Gladstone (“Two Serpents Rise”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Susan D. Anderson (“Time After Time: A Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Dara Goldman (“Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Alden Jones (“The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir From Costa Rica to Cambodia”) and Jacinto Lucas Pires (“The True Actor”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Anthony M. Sammarco (“The History of Howard Johnson's: How A Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at Lynnfield Historical Society, Old Indian Meetinghouse, 617 Main St., Lynnfield

WEDNESDAY: Winston F. Bolton (“What the Air Might Say”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Holmes Public Library, 470 Plymouth St., Halifax … Terry Kitchen (“Next Big Thing”) reads with special musical guest Rick Berlin at 7 p.m. at Trident Booksellers and Café, 338 Newbury St., Boston … Graham Robb (“The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Dan Sklar (“Flying Cat (Actually Swooping) Poems, Stories and Plays”), Meghan Perkins, Emily Pineau (“No Need to Speak”), and Doug Holder (“Eating Grief at 3AM”) read at 7:30 p.m. at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester … Kevin Goodan (“Upper Level Disturbances”) and Aimee Sands (“The Green-Go Turn of Telling”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

THURSDAY: Gene Luen Yang (“Boxers & Saints”) reads in conversation with M. T. Anderson at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/gene_luen_yang/) … Roland Kelts (“Japanamerica”) and Robin Brenner (“Understanding Manga and Anime”) read at 6:30 p.m. at the Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem (costumes welcomed) … Ann Hood (“Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … James Whitfield Thomson (“Lies You Wanted to Hear”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … Susan Podziba (“Civic Fusion: Mediating Polarized Public Disputes”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Tim Parrish (“Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Matthew Levitt (“Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton

FRIDAY: Matthew Berry (“Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/matthew_berry/) … Judith Steinbergh (“Writing My Will”), Eric Hyett, Elisabeth Houston, Spencer Thurlow, and Alexis Ivy read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith’s Emerging Poets Event … Robert Stone (“Death of the Black-Haired Girl”) reads in conversation with Christopher Lydon at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jaime Clark (“Talk Show: On the Couch With Contemporary Writers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

SATURDAY: Kevin White (“Steep Drop”) reads at 10 a.m. and Dara Goldman (“Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Robert Racicot (“The Legend of Carbuncle Pond”) reads at 2 p.m. at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main St., Webster … Leslie Wheeler (“Murder at Plimouth Plantation”) reads at 2 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 2:30 p.m. at Fox Hill Village, 10 Longwood Dr., Westwood


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Greater Boston author readings Nov. 10-16

Posted by guest November 7, 2013 09:08 AM

SUNDAY: Norman DeLap (“But I Can't Shoot Straight, Really!”) reads at 10 a.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … James Kuhtreiber (“The Architect”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough …
Moira Linehan (“If No Moon”) and Michael E. McCarthy (“From Cork to the New World”) read at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Tracy Sweeney (“Living Backwards”) reads at 3 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … The Mast Brothers (“Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook”) read at 6 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

MONDAY: Katherine Powers, Tova Mirvis and Shira Springer (“Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Kevin O’Rourke and Joe Peters (“Taking Fire: Saving Captain Aikman; A Story of the Vietnam Air War”) read at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester

TUESDAY: Ji Hyang Padma (“Living the Seasons: Zen Practice for Transformative Times”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Anita Shreve (“Stella Bain”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Henriette Lazaridis Power (“The Clover House”) and Marjan Kamali (“Together Tea”) read at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Anthony Amore (“Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … James Whitfield Thomson (“Lies You Wanted to Hear”) and Andre Dubus III (“Dirty Love”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Ann Jones (“They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return From American Wars”) and Andrew J. Bacevich (“Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country”) read at 7 p.m. at First Parish in Waltham, 50 Church St., Waltham … Missy Carter (“Living Lines”), Darren Cormier (“A Little Soul: 140 Twitterstories”), Barry Goldstein (“The Yiddish Hobbit”), and Heidi Legg (“My Evangeline”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Kim Triedman (“The Other Room”) and Paul Rome (“We All Sleep in the Same Room”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Joy Ladin (“Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton

WEDNESDAY: Megan Marshall (“Margaret Fuller: A New American Life”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at The Middleborough Public Library, 102 N. Main St., Middleborough … Shing Tung Yau And Steve Nadis (“A History in Sum: 150 Years of Mathematics at Harvard”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Stephen Wade (“The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience”) reads at 7p.m. at First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Tom Nissley (“A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Kevin Cullen and Carlo Rotella (“Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Carter Alan (“Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN”) reads at 7 p.m. at The Book Shop, 694 Broadway, Somerville … Andre Dubus (“Dirty Love”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Susan Katz Miller (“Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

THURSDAY: Ivan Klíma (“My Crazy Century: A Memoir”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at Harvard Book Store or http://www.harvard.com/event/ivan_klima/) … Max Gladstone (“Two Serpents Rise”), Bret Anthony Johnston (“Corpus Christi”), James Whitfield Thomson (“Lies You Wanted to Hear”), N. Griffin (“The Whole Stupid Way We Are”), L.J.R. Kelly (“Blanket and Bear”), B. B. Oak (“Thoreau at Devil’s Perch”), Greg Ruth (“The Lost Boy”), and Tui Sutherland (“The Dark Secret”) read at 6 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Terry Kitchen reads from his novel (“The Next Big Thing”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Roslindale Public Library, 4246 Washington St. … Amy Herzog (“Knit to Flatter”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Maureen Fant (“Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Dean Owen and Priscilla McMillan (“November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination and Legacy of John F. Kennedy”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Slavko Golstein (“1941: The Year That Keeps Returning”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Mark Schneider (“Joe Moakley's Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … Ann Hood, Marianne Leone, Elizabeth Searle, and Suzanne Strempek Shea (“Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Laura van den Berg (“Isle of Youth”) and Nina McConigley (“Cowboys and East Indians”) read at 7 p.m. at Grub Street, 162 Boylston St. 5th Floor, Boston (Note this location has changed; it was formerly being held at Brookline Booksmith.) … Christine Gross-Loh (“Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us”) reads at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., Belmont … Susan Corey (“Conundrum”) and Steve Liskow (“Blood On The Tracks”) read at 7 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Mitch Albom (“First Phone Call from Heaven”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith (Note: This is a change in location. Tickets were $5; refunds will be available at the event.)

FRIDAY: Gregory Nagy (“The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Doris Kearns Goodwin (“The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church | 1446 Mass Ave., Cambridge ($5 tickets at Harvard Book Store)

SATURDAY: Jane Sutton (“Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St. Winchester


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Greater Boston author readings Nov. 3-9

Posted by guest October 31, 2013 09:41 AM

SUNDAY: Catherine Gilbert Murdock (“Heaven is Paved with Oreos”) reads at 1 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Michael Nethercott (“The Seance Society”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Martin W. Sandler (“The Letters of John F. Kennedy”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Andre Dubus III (“Dirty Love”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset

MONDAY: Philip Levine (“News of the World ”) reads at 6 p.m. at Emerson College’s Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont St. (a Q & A precedes at 4 p.m. in the Charles Beard Room, Little Building, 80 Boylston St.) … Heidi Pitlor, Gish Jen, Joan Wickersham, and Bret Johnston (“Best American Short Stories, 2013”) read at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … James Whitfield Thomson (“Lies You Wanted to Hear”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central St., Natick … 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. at Brookline Booksmith … Peter Filkins (“The View We’re Granted”), Betty Buchsbaum (“The Love Word”) and Scott Ruescher (“Lake Hope”) read at 7 p.m. at the Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

TUESDAY: David Ferry (“Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Laura van den Berg (“The Isle of Youth”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Michele McPhee (“A Date With Death”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Edith Pearlman (“Binocular Vision”), J. D. Daniels, Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, and David Rivard (“Otherwise Elsewhere”) read at 7 p.m. at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston … B.A. Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) and Maryanne O’Hara (“Cascade”) at 7:30 p.m. at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton … Brot Coburn (“The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest”) reads at 7 p.m. at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Zygmunt Plater (“The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Michael J. Stedman (“A for Argonaut”) reads at 10 a.m. at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton … Alan Dershowitz (“Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/alan_dershowitz/) … Karen Covey (“The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New England”) reads and cooks at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley ($10 ticket includes food samples, at wellesleybooks.com or (781) 431-1180) … Jonathan Miles (“Want Not”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … James Whitfield Thomson (“Lies You Wanted to Hear”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

THURSDAY: Jamaica Kincaid ("See Now Then") reads at 2:30 pm in the Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center, 154 Angell St., Providence ... Alan Dershowitz (“Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law”) reads 6:30 p.m. at C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, Suffolk University, 55 Temple St., Boston … Judah Leblang (“Finding My Place”) and Randy Ross (“The Loneliest Planet”) read at 6:30 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Nancy Madore (“Power of the Gods”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Jamaica Plain … Meg Gardiner (“The Shadow Tracer”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth …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. at West on Centre, 1732 Centre St., Boston … Francesca Lia Block (“Love in the Time of Global Warming”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Junot Diaz (“This is How You Lose Her”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Anne Lamott (“Stitches”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish in Bedford, 75 The Great Road, Bedford ($25 ticket includes book, at https://lamottbedford.eventbrite.com/) … Jan Schreiber (“Sparring with the Sun: Poets and the Ways We Think About Poetry in the Late Days of Modernism”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Rob Delaney (“Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Middle East, Central Sq., Cambridge ($30 ticket includes book, available at mideastclub.com, doors open at 6 p.m.) … Amy Tan (“The Valley of Amazement”) reads at 7 p.m. at Temple Kehillath Israel, Brookline (ticket with pre-order from Brookline Booksmith, at brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets or 617-566-6660) … Meg Gardiner (“The Shadow Tracer”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library , 46 Broad St., Weymouth …

FRIDAY: Elizabeth "Louie" Galloway (“Tappings”), Elena Harap (“The Bones We Carry”), and Alice Kociemba (“The Death of Teaticket Hardware”) read at 7:30 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain ($5 suggested donation) … Jenny Feldon (“Karma Gone Bad: How I Learned to Love Mangos, Bollywood, and Water Buffalo: A Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … James Whitfield Thomson (“Lies You Wanted to Hear”) reads at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport … Brot Coburn (“The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

SATURDAY: Peg Jones (“Living in the Heart Place with your Angels: Daily Angelical Whispers Throughout the Year”) reads at 12 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Robert Wilhelm (“Murder and Mayhem in Essex County”) reads at 2 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Maura McEnaney (“Willard Garvey: An Epic Life”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St. , Medford … Jon F. Merz (“The Undead Hordes of Kan-Gul”) reads at 3 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Lodro Rinzler (“Walk Like a Buddha”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Julia Spencer-Fleming (“Through the Evil Days”) reads at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop, at 50 Water St., Newburyport

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Greater Boston author readings Nov. 3-9

Posted by guest October 31, 2013 09:22 AM

SUNDAY: Catherine Gilbert Murdock (“Heaven is Paved with Oreos”) reads at 1 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Michael Nethercott (“The Seance Society”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Martin W. Sandler (“The Letters of John F. Kennedy”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Andre Dubus III (“Dirty Love”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset

MONDAY: Philip Levine (“News of the World ”) reads at 6 p.m. at Emerson College’s Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont St. (a Q & A precedes at 4 p.m. in the Charles Beard Room, Little Building, 80 Boylston St.) … Heidi Pitlor, Gish Jen, Joan Wickersham, and Bret Johnston (“Best American Short Stories, 2013”) read at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … James Whitfield Thomson (“Lies You Wanted to Hear”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central St., Natick … 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. at Brookline Booksmith … Peter Filkins (“The View We’re Granted”), Betty Buchsbaum (“The Love Word”) and Scott Ruescher (“Lake Hope”) read at 7 p.m. at the Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

TUESDAY: David Ferry (“Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Laura van den Berg (“The Isle of Youth”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Michele McPhee (“A Date With Death”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Edith Pearlman (“Binocular Vision”), J. D. Daniels, Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, and David Rivard (“Otherwise Elsewhere”) read at 7 p.m. at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston … B.A. Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) and Maryanne O’Hara (“Cascade”) at 7:30 p.m. at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton … Brot Coburn (“The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest”) reads at 7 p.m. at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Zygmunt Plater (“The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Michael J. Stedman (“A for Argonaut”) reads at 10 a.m. at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton … Alan Dershowitz (“Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/alan_dershowitz/) … Karen Covey (“The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New England”) reads and cooks at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley ($10 ticket includes food samples, at wellesleybooks.com or (781) 431-1180) … Jonathan Miles (“Want Not”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … James Whitfield Thomson (“Lies You Wanted to Hear”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

THURSDAY: Alan Dershowitz (“Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law”) reads 6:30 p.m. at C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, Suffolk University, 55 Temple St., Boston … Judah Leblang (“Finding My Place”) and Randy Ross (“The Loneliest Planet”) read at 6:30 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Nancy Madore (“Power of the Gods”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Jamaica Plain … Meg Gardiner (“The Shadow Tracer”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth …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. at West on Centre, 1732 Centre St., Boston … Francesca Lia Block (“Love in the Time of Global Warming”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Junot Diaz (“This is How You Lose Her”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Anne Lamott (“Stitches”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish in Bedford, 75 The Great Road, Bedford ($25 ticket includes book, at https://lamottbedford.eventbrite.com/) … Jan Schreiber (“Sparring with the Sun: Poets and the Ways We Think About Poetry in the Late Days of Modernism”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Rob Delaney (“Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Middle East, Central Sq., Cambridge ($30 ticket includes book, available at mideastclub.com, doors open at 6 p.m.) … Amy Tan (“The Valley of Amazement”) reads at 7 p.m. at Temple Kehillath Israel, Brookline (ticket with pre-order from Brookline Booksmith, at brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets or 617-566-6660) … Meg Gardiner (“The Shadow Tracer”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library , 46 Broad St., Weymouth …

FRIDAY: Elizabeth "Louie" Galloway (“Tappings”), Elena Harap (“The Bones We Carry”), and Alice Kociemba (“The Death of Teaticket Hardware”) read at 7:30 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain ($5 suggested donation) … Jenny Feldon (“Karma Gone Bad: How I Learned to Love Mangos, Bollywood, and Water Buffalo: A Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … James Whitfield Thomson (“Lies You Wanted to Hear”) reads at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport … Brot Coburn (“The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

SATURDAY: Peg Jones (“Living in the Heart Place with your Angels: Daily Angelical Whispers Throughout the Year”) reads at 12 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Robert Wilhelm (“Murder and Mayhem in Essex County”) reads at 2 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Maura McEnaney (“Willard Garvey: An Epic Life”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St. , Medford … Jon F. Merz (“The Undead Hordes of Kan-Gul”) reads at 3 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Lodro Rinzler (“Walk Like a Buddha”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Julia Spencer-Fleming (“Through the Evil Days”) reads at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop, at 50 Water St., Newburyport

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Greater Boston author appearances Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Posted by guest October 24, 2013 09:51 AM

SUNDAY: Ann Hood (“The Obituary Writer”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St. , Medford … Jonathan Wilson (“Kick and Run: Memoir With Soccer Ball”) reads at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Ursula DeYoung (“Shorecliff”), David R. Gillham (“City of Women”), and Gabi Maxwell (“Lake People”) read at 3 p.m. at the Fowler Branch Library, 1322 Main St., Concord … Lesley Bannatyne (“Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night”) reads at 3:30 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High Street, Medford … Susan Podziba (“Civic Fusion: Mediating Polarized Public Disputes”) reads at 4 p.m. at Porter Square Books

MONDAY: Amy Kwei (“A Concubine for the Family: A Family Saga in China”) reads at 10:30 a.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Kathleen Aguero (“After That”) and Ellen Steinbaum (“Brightness Falls”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Alice Hoffman (“Survival Lessons”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Hallie Ephron (“There Was an Old Woman”) and Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Wrong Girl”) read at 7 p.m. at the Westwood Public Library, 660 High St., Westwood … Martin Sandler (“The Letters of John F. Kennedy”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … David Ropeik ("How Risky Is It, Really?") reads at 7 p.m. at the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Sq., Lexington ($10 ticket)

TUESDAY: Anthony M. Sammarco (“The History of Howard Johnson's: How A Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Scituate Historical Society, 353 Country Way, Scituate … Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie ("Notes on a Killing: Love, Lies, and Murder in a Small New Hampshire Town") read at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Robert McKersie (“A Decisive Decade”) reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Ellen Stimson (“Mud Season”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Nate Kenyon (“Day One”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Barbara Ross (“Clammed Up”) and Ron MacLean (“Headlong”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Craig Miller (“This Is How it Feels: A Memoir of Attempting Suicide and Finding LIfe”) reads at 7 p.m. at Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham … Rebecca Eaton (“Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS”) reads at 7 p.m. at WGBH’s Yawkey Theater and Atrium, One Guest St., Brighton … Stephen Burt ("Belmont: Poems") reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., Belmont … Walter Stahr (“Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensible Man”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd., Concord

WEDNESDAY: Wally Lamb (“We Are Water”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre (tickets $5 or free with book from Brookline Booksmith) … Ree Drummond (“The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Boston University’s School of Management Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Ave. (get free tickets at Barnes & Noble, 660 Beacon St., or a 617-236-7405) … Nan Cuba (“Body and Bread”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Will Self (“Umbrella”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Lester Brown (“Breaking New Ground: A Personal History”) reads at 7 p.m. at Cambridge Forum, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Helen Fremont (“After Long Silence”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 E. Main Street, Gloucester

THURSDAY: Donna Tartt (“The Goldfinch”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at Harvard Book Store) … Tracy Chevalier (“The Last Runaway”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: Karen V. Hansen (“Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Monique Demery (“Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Andre Dubus III (“Dirty Love”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Tannery at 50 Water St., Newburyport
($5 tickets at Jabberwocky Bookshop or by phone at 978-465-9359) … Timothy Gager (“The Shutting Door”), Christopher Boucher (“How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive”), Carrie Causie (“Ear to the Wall”), and Randy Wittwer (“Gone & Gone”) read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

SATURDAY: Jonathan Hall (“Oh Toto! Where Did You Go?”) reads at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main St., Webster … David Cleveland (“Love’s Attraction”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester


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Greater Boston author readings Oct. 20-26

Posted by guest October 17, 2013 09:56 AM

Sunday, October 20 – Saturday, October 26

SUNDAY: Sharron Kahn Luttrell (“Weekends With Daisy”) reads at 2 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … X. J. Kennedy (“”), Diana Der-Hovanessian (“”), Gloria Mindock (“”), William Leo Coakley (“”), and Laura Stevenson (“”) read in honor of Franklin D. Reeve at 3 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Andy King and Jackie King (“Baking by Hand: Making the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer”) read at 3 p.m. at Concord Book Shop, 65 Main St., Concord … Philip Caputo (“The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset

MONDAY: Susan Oleksiw (“The Wrath of Shiva”) reads at 10:30 a.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Peter Bagge (“Woman Rebel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Kim Triedman (“The Other Room”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Tony Rogers (“The Execution of Richard Sturgis, As Told By His Son, Colin”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop
TUESDAY: Dave Isay (“Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude From the First Ten Years of StoryCorps”) reads in conversation with Robin Young at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (tickets $5 or free with book order, visit brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets or call 617-566-6660) … Douglas Bauer (“What Happens Next: Matters of Life and Death”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston … Leo Maloney (“Silent Assassin”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Ellen Steinbaum (“Brightness Falls”) reads at at 7 p.m. at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, 6 Plympton St., Cambridge … Debora Spar (“Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Marilynne K. Roach (“Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … Lea M. Hill (“The Society of Sylphs: How an Autistic Boy and a Mystical Being find their Voices through Human Tragedy”) reads at 7 p.m. at Aligned for Life, 317 Rantoul St., Beverly … Anthony M. Sammarco (“The History of Howard Johnson's: How A Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon”) at 7 p.m. at the Quincy Sons of Italy Hall, 120 Quarry ST., Quincy ($20 ticket) … Thomas Mickey (“America's Romance with the English Garden”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Peggy Rambach (“The Lons”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23: Lea M. Hill (“The Society of Sylphs: How an Autistic Boy and a Mystical Being find their Voices through Human Tragedy”) reads at 3 p.m. at North Shore Community College, Lynn Campus Library, Lynn … John Dobbyn ("Deadly Diamonds") reads at 4 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Chris West (“A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jonathan Grimwood (“The Last Banquet”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Edward Frenkel (“Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … David Leavitt (“The Two Hotel Francforts”) and Lisa Gornick (“Tinderbox”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

THURSDAY: Jerome Rothenberg (“Poems for the Millennium”) reads at 4 p.m. at Tufts University Center for the Humanities, 48 Professors Row, Medford … Paul Harding (“Enon”) and Dennis McFarland (“Nostalgia”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Aminatta Forna (“The Hired Man”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jayne Anne Phillips (“Quiet Dell”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Jonathan Wilson (“Kick and Run: Memoir with a Soccer Ball”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Meg Muckenhoupt (“Boston's Gardens and Green Spaces”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Terry Lenzner (“The Investigator: Fifty Years of Uncovering the Truth”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Alice Hoffman (“Survival Lessons”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Book Shop, 65 Main St., Concord … Anthony M. Sammarco (“The History of Howard Johnson's: How A Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams St., Quincy

FRIDAY: Ben Urwand (“The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Ken Chen (“Juvenilia”) and Janaka Stucky (“Your Name Is The Only Freedom”) read at 7:30 p.m. at the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 E. Main St., Gloucester

SATURDAY: Gina Fava (“The Race”) reads at 1 pm at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Paul Lonardo (“Caught In The Act: A Courageous Family's Fight to Save Their Daughter from a Serial Killer”) reads at 2 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Tamra Wright (“Cooper & Packrat: Mystery of Pine Lake”) reads at 2 p.m. at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main St., Webster … Courtney McDermott (“How They Spend Their Sundays”) reads at 3 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford

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