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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

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

Greater Boston autor readings March 31-April 6

Posted by guest March 28, 2013 11:51 AM


SUNDAY: No events

MONDAY: Charlotte Gordon ("Mistress Bradstreet:The Untold Life of America's First Poet") reads at 6:30 p.m. at Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland … Michael Casey (“The Million Dollar Hole”), Victor Howes, Doug Holder (“Poems From the Left Bank”), and Tomas O’Leary (“Fools at the Funeral”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard-Yenching, Common Room 136, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Hallie Ephron (“There Was an Old Woman”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Ed Epstein (“The Annals of Unsolved Crimes”) reads with Errol Morris at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Jill McCorkle (“Life After Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

TUESDAY: Randy Susan Meyers (“The Comfort of Lies”), Ann Hood (“The Obituary Writer”), Meredith Goldstein (“Singles”) and Nichole Bernier (“The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Hallie Ephron (“There Was an Old Woman”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham … Oliver Horovitz (“An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Linda Greenlaw (“Lifesaving Lessons”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Lucine Kasbarian (“Armenia: A Rugged Land, an Enduring People”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Armenian Library and Museum of America, 65 Main St., Watertown … Jonathan Weinert (“Thirteen Small Apostrophes”), Lisa Gruenberg, Marsha Pomerantz (“The Illustrated Edge”), Kathleen Crowley, and Catherine Stearns (“The Transparency of Skin”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

WEDNESDAY: Mundy (“The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family”) reads at 3 p.m. at First Parish Church, Cambridge … David Sheff (“Clean”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre (required tickets at brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets or (617) 566-6660) …

THURSDAY: Tom Angleberger ("Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling: An Origami Yoda Activity Book") reads at 3:30 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester (rsvp to 781-721-5933 or staff@bookendswinchester.com) …
Sheryl Sandberg (“Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (tickets at
brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets or (617) 566-6660) … Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy (“Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice”) read at 6 p.m. at the National Archives, 380 Trapelo Rd., Waltham … Juliette Fay (“The Shortest Way Home”) and Nichole Bernier (“The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D”) read at 7 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Miriam Glassman (“Call Me Oklahoma”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Hallie Ephron “There Was an Old Woman”) and Jacqueline Winspear (“Leaving Everything Most Loved”) read at 7 p.m. in the Jones Room, Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … A.C. Grayling ("The God Argument") reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Megan Marshall (“Margaret Fuller: A New American Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: Carol Kaufmann (“Safari: A Photicular Book”) and Jennifer Holland (“Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories From the Animal Kingdom”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Nia Vardalos (“Instant Mom”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham … Christina Schwartz (“The Edge of the Earth”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Timothy Gager (“Treating a Sick Animal”), Brian Sousa (“Almost Gone”), Dan Memmolo (“Fist City”), and Betsy Retallack read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

SATURDAY: Tom Angleberger (“Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling”) reads at 10 a.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Dan Shaughnessy ("Francona: The Red Sox Years") reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St., Westborough
… Tom Angleberger (“Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Amy Herzog (“Knit to Flatter”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 1950 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

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Greater Boston author readings Feb. 17-23

Posted by guest February 14, 2013 10:00 AM


SUNDAY: Leana Wen ("When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests") reads at 1 p.m. at The Book Shop, 694 Broadway, Somerville

TUESDAY: Tracy K. Smith (“Life on Mars”) reads at 4 p.m. in the Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Tufts University, Medford … John D. Spooner (“No One Ever Told Us That”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … William Martin ("The Lincoln Letter") reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Wendy Francis (“Three Good Things”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Leana Wen and Josh Kosowsky (“When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store …

WEDNESDAY: Manil Suri (“The City of Devi”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Meena Alexander and Romy Ruukel (“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Scott Haas (“Back Of The House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant ”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

THURSDAY: Charles Dubow (“Indiscretion”) and William Kuhn (“Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”) read at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Copley
… Suketu Mehta (“Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found”), Rajesh Parameswaran (“I Am an Executioner: Love Stories”), and Rishi Reddi (“Karma and Other Stories”) read at 6:30 p.m. at the Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem ($10 ticket; free to museum members and Salem residents) … Lawrence Millman (“Hiking to Siberia: Curious Tales of Travel and Travelers”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Lawrence Friedman (“The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love’s Prophet”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Tom Daley (“Shim”) and Elizabeth Quinlan (“Promise Supermarket”) read at 7 p.m. at Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale … Debbie Sullivan and Erica Dumont (“Legendary Locals of Weymouth”) read at 7 p.m. in the Jones Room, Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … Dina Nayeri (“A Teaspoon Of Earth And Sea”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Teju Cole (“Open City”) reads at 7 p.m. at Devlin Hall, Room 101, Boston College … Karen Russell (“Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Dick Lehr (“Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: John Burt (“Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Ayana Mathis (“The Twelve Tribes of Hattie”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Teddy Wayne (“The Love Song of Jonny Valentine”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Katrina Kenison ("Magical Journey") reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St. Winchester

SATURDAY: Joshua Pahigian ("Strangers on the Beach") reads at 1 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Susan Fleet ("Diva") reads at 2:30 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Tim Dorsey (“The Riptide Ultra-Glide”) reads at 3 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Copley

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

Greater Boston author readings Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Posted by guest January 24, 2013 09:29 AM

SUNDAY: Terry Francona (“Francona: The Red Sox Years”) signs books at 12:30 p.m. at Costco, 71 Second Ave., Waltham … Daniel M. Kimmel ("Shh! It's a Secret: A Novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartender's Guide") reads at 1 p.m. at the Book Shop, 694 Broadway, Somerville … Larry Cultrera ("Classic Diners of Massachusetts"), Barbara Kerr ("Medford in the Victorian Era"), Dee Morris ("Medford: A Brief History"), Anthony Sammarco ("Medford"), and Patty Saunders ("Medford Then & Now") read at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky (“When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests”) read at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: Terry Francona (“Francona: The Red Sox Years”) reads at 7 p.m. at Willow Books, 279 Great Acton Rd., Acton … Melanie Benjamin (“The Aviator’s Wife”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

TUESDAY: Michelle Marchetti Coughlin ("One Colonial Woman's World") reads at noon at the Boston Athenaeum … John Kenney (“Truth in Advertising”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at Boston Public Library, Copley … Tom Wooten (“We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Ward Wilson (“Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jodi Meadows (“Asunder”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … George Colt (“Brothers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Lynne Potts ("A Block in Time: A History of Boston's South End From a Window on Holyoke Street") reads 6:30 p.m. at the South End Library, 685 Tremont St.

WEDNESDAY: Dave Becker (“Stewed: A Collection of Soups, Braises, and Stews From Sweet Basil”) reads and cooks at 6 p.m. at Central Bottle Wine & Provisions, 196 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ($25 ticket includes food and beverage) … Jennifer Haigh (“News From Heaven”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Rose Styron (“Selected Letters of William Styron”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Chris Crowley and Jen Sacheck (“Thinner This Year”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Katrina Kenison and Margaret Roach ("Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment" and "The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening and Life") read at 7 p.m. at New England Mobile Book Fair, 82-84 Needham St., Newton Highlands … Michael J. Tougias (“A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and Incredible Rescue”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Library, Danvers


THURSDAY: Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd (“Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction”) read at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at Boston Public Library, Copley … Lawrence Wright (“Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/lawrence_wright/) … Juliann Garey (“Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Jennifer Haigh (“News From Heaven”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Elaine Pagels (“Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelations”) reads at 7 p.m. at Devlin Hall Room 101, Boston College … Oliver Burkeman (“The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Jonathan Katz (“The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Eve LaPlante (“Marmee and Louisa”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: David Roberts (“Alone on the Ice”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Timothy Gager (“Treating a Sick Animal”), Ilie Ruby (“The Salt God’s Daughter”), Alexandra Chasin (“Brief”) and Sarah Sweeney read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

SATURDAY: Dave Becker (“Stewed: A Collection of Soups, Braises, and Stews From Sweet Basil”) signs books at 1 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley
… Richard Auffrey ("Demons, Gods & Sake") reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Tom Farmer and Martin Foley ("A Murder in Wellesley") read at 2 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury


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

Greater Boston author readings Jan. 20-26

Posted by guest January 17, 2013 10:12 AM


SUNDAY: Senator Scott Brown ("Against All Odds") and Howie Carr ("Hard Knocks") read at 1 p.m. at Willow Books & Cafe, 279 Great Rd., Acton … Len Krisak ("If Anything") reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Stephanie Schorow (“Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits”) reads at the Regal Beagle, 308 Harvard St., Brookline (tickets, required, at brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets)

MONDAY: Anthony D'Aries (“The Language of Men”), Danielle Jones-Pruett, Sarah Sweeney, and Michael Thurston read at 7 p.m. at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.

TUESDAY: James Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 1 P.M. at the Dolphin Restaurant, 12 Washington St., Natick … Gayle Forman (“Just One Day”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Tom Fels (“Buying the Farm”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Brad Meltzer (“The Fifth Assassin”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Karen E. Bender (“A Town of Empty Rooms”) and Ben Schrank (“Love Is a Canoe”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet (“Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat”)

WEDNESDAY: Thaisa Frank (“Enchantment”) and Julian Tepper (“Balls”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … B. A. Shapiro ("The Art Forger: A Novel") reads 7 p.m at New England Mobile Book Fair, 82-84 Needham St., Newton Highlands

THURSDAY: Michael Dahlie (“The Best of Youth”) and J. Robert Lennon (“Familiar”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett (“The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children”) read at 7 p.m. at Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St., Lexington ($10 ticket) … Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky (“When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Ted Ross (“Am I a Jew?”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Lauren Slater (“The $60,000 Dog: My Life with Animals”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … George Kalogeris (“Dialogos”) and Stamatia Dova read at 7 p.m. at the Poetry Center at Suffolk University, 73 Tremont St.

FRIDAY: Terry Francona (“Francona: The Red Sox Years”) signs books at 12:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 800 Boylston St., Boston … John Burt (“Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Vicky Hoefle ("Duct Tape Parenting") reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Charles Wheelan (“Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread From the Data”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Alexandra Horowitz (“On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

SATURDAY: Terry Francona (“Francona: The Red Sox Years”) signs books at 12:30 p.m. at BJ’s Wholesale Club, 901 Technology Center Dr., Stoughton … Dave Becker ("Stewed") reads 1 p.m. at New England Mobile Book Fair, 82-84 Needham St., Newton Highlands … Ian Svenonius (“Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

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

Greater Boston author appearances Dec. 23-29

Posted by guest December 20, 2012 10:22 AM


SATURDAY: Guy Cote, ("Long Live The King") reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford

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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 9-15

Posted by guest December 6, 2012 09:22 AM


SUNDAY: Steve Coronella (“This Thought's on Me”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Barbara McClintock (“Twelve Kinds of Ice”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: Margot Livesey (“The Flight of Gemma Hardy”) reads at 4 p.m. at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 10 Garden St., Cambridge … Donna Pincus (“Growing Up Brave”), Susan Carlton (“Love and Haight”), and Kathryn Burak (“Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Laura Wainwright (“Home Bird”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Alice Mattison (“When We Argued All Night”) and Lesle Lewis (“lie down too”) read at 8 p.m. at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 tickets)

TUESDAY: Karen Engelmann (“The Stockholm Octavo”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … James Wood (“The Fun Stuff”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books
WEDNESDAY: Ty Burr (“Gods Like Us”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … Karen Engelmann (“The Stockholm Octavo”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Brian McGrory (“Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man”) reads at 7 p.m. at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham
THURSDAY: Tiffanie DiDonato (“Dwarf: A Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham … Joan Wickersham (“News From Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at Weston Public Library, 87 School St., Weston … Stephanie Schorow ("Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits") reads at 7 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford
FRIDAY: Elizabeth McKim, Sarah Fuhro, and Cathy Weaver Taylor (“The Lunar Calendar”) read at 8 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville ($10 ticket)

SATURDAY: Adam Pachter ("Final Fenway Fiction") reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford

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

Greater Boston author readings Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Posted by guest October 25, 2012 10:00 AM

SUNDAY: Jane Kohuth (“Duck Sock Hop”) will read at 11 a.m. at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Newton … B. A. Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Andrew Goldstein (“The Bookie's Son”), Madeline Miller (“The Song of Achilles”), and Justin Torres (“We the Animals”) read at 3 p.m. at the Fowler Library, 1322 Main St., Concord … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Other Woman”) reads at 3 p.m. at Book Ends, Winchester

MONDAY: Phillip M. Vitti (“The Passage: Memoir of a Boston Undercover Cop in the 60s”) reads at 5:30 p.m. at West on Centre, 1732 Centre St., West Roxbury (reservations required at readboston@cityofboston.gov) … Sam Baltrusis (“Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch of the BPL, 690 Adams St., Dorchester … Susan Naimark (“The Education of a White Parent”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Connolly Branch of the BPL, 433 Centre St., Jamaica Plain … Karen Engelmann (“The Stockholm Octavo”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … R.J. Palacio (“Wonder”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newton South High School Auditorium, 140 Brandeis Rd., Newton Centre… Lesley Bannatyne (“Halloween Nation, Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury … J. Robert Lennon (“Familiar”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Alicia Ostriker (“The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011”) and Albert Goldbarth (“Everyday People”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 tickets)

TUESDAY: Mat Johnson (“Pym”) and Tracy K. Smith (“Life on Mars”) read at 4:30 p.m. at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley … Jonathan Kozol (“Fire in the Ashes: 25 Years Among the Poorest Children in America”) reads at 6 p.m. at Washburn Auditorium on Lesley University’s Brattle Campus, 10 Phillips Pl., Cambridge … Margot Livesey ("The Flight of Gemma Hardy") reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St. … Diane Morgan (“Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Elinor Lipman (“Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Karen Engelmann (“The Stockholm Octavo”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Susan Choi (“American Woman”) reads at 7 p.m. at Boston College’s Gasson Hall 305 … Juliette Fay (“The Shortest Way Home”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham … Jayne Larson (“Driving the Saudis”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Alicia Suskin Ostriker (“The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems, 1979-2011”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Suzanne Koven (“Say Hello to a Better Body: Weight Loss and Fitness for Women Over 50”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Thoreau Club, 275 Forest Ridge Rd., W. Concord


WEDNESDAY: Tracy K. Smith (“Life on Mars”) reads at 4:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall, Tufts University

THURSDAY: Steven Cramer (“Clangings”) reads at 4:30 p.m. in the Sherrill Library, Lesley University, 89 Brattle St. …Stephen Davis (“More Room in a Broken Heart: The Adventures of Carly Simon”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St. …Michelle Cove (“I Love Mondays”) reads at 7p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … William Kuhn (“Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Julia Moskin and Kim Severson (“CookFight: 2 Cooks, 12 Challenges, 125 Recipes, an Epic Battle for Kitchen Dominance”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … James Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 82 Providence Hwy., Walpole … Judah Leblang ("Finding My Place: One Man's Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond") reads at 7 p.m. at Bestsellers Café, 24 High St., Medford … Jayne Larson (“Driving the Saudis”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

FRIDAY: Sheldon Stern (“The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths Versus Reality”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Other Woman”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at The Paper Store, Wal-Lex Plaza, 848 Lexington St., Waltham … Louis P. Masur (“Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Dennis Lehane, Linda Barnes, Mary Cotton, and Jamie Clarke (“Boston Noir 2”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Thomas Cirignano (“The Constant Outsider”), Eric Sasson (“Margins of Tolerance”), and Carolyn Zaikowski (“A Child Is Being Killed”) read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

SATURDAY: Lise Friedman and Mary Dowdle (“Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story”) read at 1 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Margaret Kenda (“Math Wizardry for Kids”) reads at 1 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Joshua Glenn (“Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun”) reads at 5 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

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

Greater Boston author readings Oct. 21-27

Posted by guest October 18, 2012 09:03 AM


SUNDAY: James Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 2 p.m. at the Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St., Lowell … John Ross (“Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough: The Medical Lives of Famous Writers”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: Lois Lowry (“Son”) reads at 7 p.m. at Dana Hall Bardwell Auditorium, 37 Cameron St., Wellesley (ticket required from Wellesley Bookstore) … D. T. Max (“Every Love Story is a Ghost Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Sam Baltrusis (“Ghosts of Boston”) reads at 7 p.m. in the Jones Room, Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … B. A. Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … John A. Parrish (“Autopsy of War: A Personal History”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at Emerson Hospital, Concord … Jennifer Barber (“Given Away”) and Jessica Greenbaum (“The Two Yvonnes”) read at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3 ticket)

TUESDAY: Howard Jacobson (“Zoo Time”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Copley … Lois Lowry (“Son”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Joanna Luloff (“The Beach at Galle Road: Stories From Sri Lanka”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Sue Kushner Resnick (“You Saved Me, Too: What a Holocaust Survivor Taught Me about Living, Dying, Fighting, and Swearing in Yiddish”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Mark Siegel (“Sailor Twain”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

WEDNESDAY: Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Other Woman”) reads at 6 p.m. at Stellina, 47 Main St., Watertown … Junot Diaz (“This Is How You Lose Her”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Evan Thomas (“Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … B. A. Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … John J. Ross (“Shakepeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith …Eric Jay Dolin (“When America First Met China”) reads at 7:30 at the Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd., Concord

THURSDAY: Thursday October 25, Maryanne O'Hara ("Cascade") reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St. … Simon Winchester (“Skulls”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Peter Spiers (“Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger, and Happier”) reads at 7 p.m. at Bestsellers Café, 24 High St., Medford … Audrey Schulman (“Three Weeks in December”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library … William Kuhn (“Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Elsa Dorfman (“Elsa’s Housebook: A Woman’s Photojournal”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Stephen Puleo (“The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Hingham Public Library … Mark Z. Danielewski (The Fifty-Year Sword”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

FRIDAY: Sandy Lerner (“Second Impressions”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Margaret McLean (“Under Oath”), William Landay (“Defending Jacob”), and Kate Flora (“Redemption”) read at 7:30 p.m. at Concord Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord

SATURDAY: Lemony Snickett, AKA Daniel Handler, (“A Series of Unfortunate Events”) the children’s keynote address of the Boston Book Festival at 11 a.m. at Old South Church, 645 Boylston St. (for a complete list of events, see www.bostonbookfest.org) … Nancy du Tertre (Psychic Intuition: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask”) reads at noon at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham.

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Greater Boston author readings Oct. 14 –20

Posted by guest October 11, 2012 09:53 AM


SUNDAY: Aine Greaney ("Dance Lessons") reads at 2 p.m. in the Orientation Room, Boston Public Library, Copley … Sharon Lovejoy (“My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder”) reads at 2 p.m. in the Rey Children's Room, Boston Public Library, Copley … David Ferry and George Kalogeris (“Dialogos: Paired Poems in Translation”) read at 2 p.m. in the Harvard-Yenching Common Room 136, 2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge … Melanie Braverman (“Red”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: Chris Berdick (“Mind Over mind: The Surprising Power of Placebos, Expectations, and Assumptions”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Copley … Dennis Lehane (“Live by Night”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books… Charles Rowan Beye (“My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man’s Odyssey”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Ty Burr (“Gods Like Us: On Movie Stars and Modern Fame”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 660 Beacon St., Boston … Mark Siegel (“Sailor Twain”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … David Ferry (“Bewilderment”) reads at 8 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 tickets)

TUESDAY: Joy Harjo (“Crazy Brave”) reads at 4:30 p.m. at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College … Sherman Alexie (“Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre … Camille Paglia (“Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets) … Michael Lowenthal (“The Paternity Test”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Krikor Der Hohannesian (“Refuge in the Shadows”), Gloria Mindock, and Mark Pawlak (“Go to the Pine: Quoddy Journals 2005-2010”) read at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville ($4 tickets)

WEDNESDAY: Justin Cronin (“12”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Maryanne O’Hara (“Cascade”) and Ilie Ruby (“The Salt God’s Daughter”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Scott Hutchins (“A Working Theory of Love”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Maria Tatar (“The Annotated Brothers Grimm: The Bicentennial Edition”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Sarah Myers McGinty (“The College Application Essay”) reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophia Kallinal LaMontagne ("Sweet Celebrations") read at 7 p.m. at Willow Books and Cafe, 279 Great Rd., Acton … Tony Danza (“I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington … Robert Pinsky (“PoemJazz”) reads with jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood at 7 p.m. at Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley … Paul Muldoon (“Maggot”) reads at 7 p.m. at Boston College, Devlin Hall 101

THURSDAY: Chris Elliott (“The Guy Under The Sheets: The Unauthorized Autobiography”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre … Will Schwalbe (“The End of Your Life Book Club”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Copley … Anthony M. Sammarco (“The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the BPL Brighton Branch, 40 Academy Hill Rd., Brighton … Joe McKendry (“One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Joan Wickersham (“The News from Spain”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Ian Frazier (“The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Tom Farmer and Marty Foley (“A Murder in Wellesley) read at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Muriel Mirak-Weissbach (“Madmen At The Helm: Pathology and Politics in the Arab Spring”) reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … James Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 270 Hartford Ave., Bellingham … Holly Guran (“Mothers’ Trails”) and Judy Katz-Levine read at 7:30 p.m. at Select Café, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale … Thomas Frank (“Pity the Billionaire”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St., Concord

FRIDAY: Sanford Levinson (“Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Gina Gershon (“In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Paul Elie (“Reinventing Bach”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY: Author Patricia Wall (“Child Out of Place”) reads at 10 a.m. at Bestsellers Café, 24 High St., Medford … Norman Miller (“Beer Lover’s New England”) reads at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham … Matt Tavares (“Helen’s Big World”) reads at 1 p.m. at Book Ends 559 Main St., Winchester.


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Greater Boston author readings Oct. 7-13

Posted by guest October 4, 2012 09:51 AM

SUNDAY: Ty Burr (“Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … John D. Spooner (“No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life…Letters to My Grandchildren”) reads at 4 p.m. at Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset … Gina D'Amico (“Scorch”) reads at 5 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

MONDAY: Louise Erdrich (“Round House”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Sam Baltrusis (“Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Sarah S. Kilborne (“American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

TUESDAY: Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (“The Third Chapter: Risk, Passion and Adventure in the 25 Years After Fifty”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St. … Salman Rushdie (“Joseph Anton: A Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ($35 ticket includes book) … Joanne Harris (“Peaches for Father Francis”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Other Woman”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Philip McFarland (“Mark Twain and the Colonel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Francis Slakey (“To the Last Breath”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 660 Beacon St. … Mark Siegel (“Sailor Twain”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Heli Meltsner (“Poorhouses of Massachusetts: A Cultural and Architectural History”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room, Boston Public Library, Copley … Stewart O’Nan (“The Odds”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Caleb Daniloff (“Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Anthony Sammarco (“The Great Boston Fire of 1872”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., Quincy … John de Graaf (“What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Charlene Smith (“Mandela and America”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Spellman Museum, Regis College, Weston … Elinor Lipman (“Tweet Land of Liberty”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

THURSDAY: David Macaulay (“The New Way Things Work”) reads at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley … Charles Burns (“The Hive”) and Chris Ware (“Building Stories”) read at 6 p.m. at Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets) … Joseph Finder (“Buried Secrets”) reads at 7 p.m. at the West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1961 Centre St. … Leslea Newman (“October Mourning”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Stephen Puleo (“ Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood”) reads at 7 p.m. at Weston Public Library, 87 School St., Weston …Hanna Rosin (“ The End of Men”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Sam Baltrusis (“Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd.

FRIDAY: David R. Slavitt (“Overture”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … John Banville (“Ancient Light”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets) … Suzy Duffy (“Wellesley Wives”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … M. Scott Douglass (“Hard to Love”), Paul Hostovsky (“A Little in Love a Lot”), and Colin D. Halloran (“Shortly Thereafter”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Tom Ryan (“Following Atticus”) reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Martha Collins (“White Papers”), John J. Clayton (“Mitzvah Man”), and Sandra Storey (“Every State Has Its Own Light”) read at 7:30 p.m. at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain (suggested $5 donation)

SATURDAY: Sally Gunning (“The Widow’s War”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Royall House and Slave Quarters, 15 George St., Medford … Nancy Hachisu (“Japanese Farm Food”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tags Hardware, Porter Square

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Greater Boston author readings Sept. 16-22

Posted by guest September 13, 2012 09:38 AM

SUNDAY: Erika Robuck (“Hemingway's Girl”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: Paul Auster (“Winter Journal”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets)

TUESDAY: John Edward (“Fallen Masters”) reads at the Brattle Theatre ($20 ticket includes admission and signed book … William Martin (“The Lincoln Letter”) reads at 7 p.m. in the Jones Room, Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth … Justin Torres (“We, the Animals”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Linda Davis and Gish Jen (“Granta 120: Medicine”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Michael Ansara, Wendy Drexler (“Western Motel”), and Andrey Gritsman (“Long Fall”) read at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville ($4 tickets)

WEDNESDAY: Junot Diaz (“This Is How You Lose Her”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre … Edith Pearlman (“Binocular Vision”) and Jessica Treadway (“Please Come Back to Me”) read at 6 p.m. at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … T.C. Boyle (“San Miguel”) reads at 6:30 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Emily Sweeny (“Boston Organized Crime”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury … Michael Urban (“Drake's Coffin”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Robert Sullivan (“My American Revolution”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Attica Locke (“The Cutting Season”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Zadie Smith (“NW”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library … Frans Johansson (“The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

THURSDAY: Erin Morgenstern (“The Night Circus”) reads at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Ty Burr (“Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre
… Susan Naimark ("The Education of a White Parent: Wrestling with Race and Opportunity in the Boston Public Schools") reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End branch of the Boston Public Library … Lucia Greenhouse (“Fathermothergod”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square books … William H. Chafe (“Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Barbara Vinick and Shulamit Reinharz (“Today I Am a Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World”) read at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Pamela Post-Ferrante (“Writing & Healing: A Mindful Guide for Cancer Survivors”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

FRIDAY: Maggie Stiefvater (“The Raven Boys”) reads at 10 a.m. at the Harvard Coop … Samar Yazbek (“A Woman in the Crossfire”) reads at 1:30 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Daniel Kanstroom (“Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Gene Robinson (“God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets) … Andy Cohen (“Most Talkative”) reads at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, 660 Beacon St. … Dave Zeltserman (“Monster”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Lawrence Lessig (“One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont St., Dorchester

SATURDAY: Jeffrey Brown and Mark J. Fenske (“The Winner’s Brain”), Ronal Schouten and Jim Silver (“Almost a Psychopath”), Margaret Moore (“Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life”), Marie Painski (“Beautiful Brain, Beautiful You”),
Shelly Carson (“Your Creative Brain”) read at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley, and at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

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Greater Boston author readings Sept. 9-15

Posted by guest September 6, 2012 07:02 AM

SUNDAY: Ilie Ruby (“The Salt God's Daughter”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: Hilary Weisman Graham (“Reunited”) and Kristen-Paige Madonia (“Fingerprints of You”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Madeline Miller (“Song of Achilles”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Nassir Ghaemi (“A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

TUESDAY: Harlow Giles Unger (“John Quincy Adams”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Jones Room at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St. Weymouth … Molly Ringwald (“When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Marjorie Garber (“Loaded Words”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Bob Spitz (“Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

WEDNESDAY: Lucy Cousins (“Maisy’s Band”) reads at 3:30 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Harlow Giles Unger (“John Quincy Adams: A Life”) reads at 6 p.m. Unger in the Orientation Room of the Boston Public Library, Copley … Philip Hoose (“Moonbird”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Hank Philippi Ryan (“The Other Woman”) reads at 7 p.m. at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Tess Gerritsen (“Last To Die”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Rebecca Harrington (“Penelope”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Davy and Peter Rothbart (“My Heart Is an Idiot”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Dr. Brian Clement (“7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality”) reads at 7 p.m. at Trident Booksellers & Café, 338 Newbury St. …

THURSDAY: Gretchen Rubin (“Happier at Home”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre … Thomas J. Foley (“Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon of the Boston Public Library, Copley … James Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the BPL, 12 Sedgwick St.
… Elizabeth C. Goldsmith (“The Kings’ Mistresses”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset … Ruth Nemzoff (“Don’t Roll Your Eyes”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Patti Hawn (“Good Girls Don't”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Eric Kester (“That Book about Harvard: Surviving the World's Most Famous University, One Embarrassment at a Time”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Elizabeth C. Goldsmith (“The Kings' Mistresses”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Riley Rd., Cohasset … Eric Jay Dolin (“When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail”) reads at 7 p.m. at Cary Memorial Library, 1875 Mass. Ave., Lexington … David Kaiser (“How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Steve Almond, Elizabeth Searle, Andre Dubus III, Anita Shreve, Tom Perrotta, Mameve Medwed, Lise Haines, Anita Diamant, and Suzanne Strempek Shea read at a benefit for Elizabeth Warren at 7:30 p.m. at the Precinct, Union Square, Somerville

FRIDAY: Alasdair Roberts (“America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder After the Panic of 1837”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store
… Ilse Plume (“The Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons”) reads at 4 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Joseph Solberg ("Secret") reads at 6 p.m. at Willow Books & Cafe, 279 Great Rd., Acton … Nicole Terez Dutton (“If One of Us Should Fall”) and Paul Legault (“The Other Poems”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … John Smolens (“Quarantine”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Eric Jay Dolin (“When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

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Greater Boston author readings Sept. 2-9

Posted by guest August 30, 2012 10:12 AM

TUESDAY: Richard Kadrey (“Devil Said Bang”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon of the Boston Public Library, Copley … Henry Horenstein (“Honky Tonk”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Theda Skocpol (“Obama and America’s Political Future”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

WEDNESDAY: Alan Wolfe (“Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … William Martin ("The Lincoln Letter") reads at 7 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Other Woman”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

THURDAY: Arthur Singer and Ronald Goodman (“Boston’s Downtown Movie Palaces”) read at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library, Copley …
Saul Williams (“Chorus”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge (free tickets at hbooks@bncollege.com) … Paul Tough (“How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Gutman Library, Harvard School of Education, Cambridge … Leo J. Maloney (“Termination Orders”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library … Ruth Nemzoff (“Don't Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws into Family”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … William Martin (“The Lincoln Letter”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Taylor Polites (“Rebel Wife”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St. … Adam Braver (“Misfit”) and Margot Livesey (“The Flight of Gemma Hardy”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“The Other Woman”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

FRIDAY: Martin Amis (“Lionel Asbo: State of England”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/martin_amis/) … Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross (“The Rapture of the Nerds”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … David Kaiser (“How the Hippies Saved Physics”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Chris Beldon (“Carry-On”), Michael Graves (“Dirty One”), and Steve Macone read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge … Yoram Hazony (“The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY: L.S. Asekoff (“Freedom Hill”) reads at 4 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Tom Ryan (“Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley

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Greater Boston author readings Aug. 12-18

Posted by guest August 9, 2012 09:31 AM


TUESDAY: Tom Ryan (“Following Atticus”) reads at 4 p.m. at Westwinds Bookshop, 35 Depot St., Duxbury … Ben Benjamin and Amy Yeager (“Conversation Transformation”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Amy Sohn (“Motherland”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

WEDNESDAY: Joshua Cohen (“Four New Messages”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Irini Rockwell (“Natural Brilliance: A Buddhist System for Uncovering Your Strengths and Letting Them Shine”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Susie Davidson and Edgar Krasa (“The Music Man of Terezin: The Story of Rafael Schaechter as Remembered by Edgar Krasa”) read at 7 p.m. at New England Mobile Book Fair, 82-84 Needham St., Newton Highlands

THURSDAY: Susie Davidson and Edgar Krasa (“The Music Man of Terezin: The Story of Rafael Schaechter as Remembered by Edgar Krasa”) 2 p.m. at Great Meadow Hall, Newbridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham … Molly Birnbaum (“Season to Taste”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … David R. Gillham (“City of Women”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

FRIDAY: Seth Rudetsky (“My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan”) reads at 4 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith


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Greater Boston author readings Aug. 5-11

Posted by guest August 2, 2012 07:25 AM

TUESDAY: Nichole Bernier (“The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library) … Katherine Powers and David Gordon read at 7 p.m. from “Ride a Cockhorse” at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Joyce Maynard (“Labor Day”) reads at 6:30 pm at Willow Books & Café, 279 Great Rd., Acton … Cheryl Strayed (“Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

THURSDAY: Robert Taylor (“A New Way to Be Human: 7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive”) reads at 6 p.m. at Boston Public Library, Copley … Norb Vonnegut (“The Trust”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … M. L. Stedman (“The Light Between Oceans”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: Ariana Reines (“Mercury”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

SATURDAY: Edie Clark ("States of Grace: Encounters with Real Yankees") reads at 4 p.m. at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport

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Greater Boston author readings July 29-Aug. 4

Posted by guest July 26, 2012 09:43 AM

MONDAY: Elana Rosenbaum (“Being Well (Even When You're Sick): Mindfulness Practices for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop.

TUESDAY: Sam Kean (“The Violinist’s Thumb”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Don Lee (“The Collective”) and Gina Apostol (“Gun Dealers’ Daughter”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Karen White (“Sea Change”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham … Cathi Hanauer (“Gone”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

THURSDAY: John De Vito (“The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon”) reads at 2 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Dave Zeltserman (“Monster”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

FRIDAY: Howie Good (“Dreaming in Red”), Robert Kloss (“The Alligators of Abraham”) and J. E. Reich read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

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Greater Boston author readings July 22- 28

Posted by guest July 19, 2012 10:32 AM


SUNDAY: Diana Der-Hovanessian (“Armenian Poetry of Our Time”) reads at 4 p.m. at
the Longfellow Historic Site, 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge

MONDAY: Clea Simon (“Cats Can't Shoot”) and Susan Conant (“Brute Strength”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

TUESDAY: Gerald Chertavian (“A Year Up: How a Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills for Real Jobs With Real Success”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Karen Thompson Walker (“The Age of Miracles”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Don Lee (“The Collective”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Dana Spiotta (“Stone Arabia”) and Alice Mattison (“When We Argued All Night”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Liza Klaussmann (“Tigers in Red Weather”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books
WEDNESDAY: Max and Whit Alexander (“Bright Lights, No City: An African Adventure on Bad Roads with a Brother and a Very Weird Business Plan”) read at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … William Landay (“Defending Jacob”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library
THURSDAY: Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain (“America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom”) read at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets) … Tana French (“Broken Harbor”) and Sophie Hannah (“The Other Woman’s House”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Emily St. John Mandel (“The Lola Quartet”) and Janyce Stefan-Cole (“Hollywood Boulevard”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Chris Bohjalian (“The Sandcastle Girls”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Armenian Library, 65 Main St., Watertown …

FRIDAY: Laurie A. Jacobs (“Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie”) reads at 2:30 p.m. at Boston Public Library, Copley … Kate Robinson (“Darling Angel Meat”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

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Greater Boston author readings July 15-21

Posted by guest July 12, 2012 10:25 AM


MONDAY: Ben Mezrich (“Sex on the Moon”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Marjorie Garber (“Loaded Words”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

TUESDAY: Jennifer Weiner (“The Next Best Thing”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Gina Apostol (“Gun Dealers’ Daughter”) and Pagan Kennedy (“The First Man-Made Man”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Carissa Halston (“The Mere Weight of Words”) and Jill McDonough (“Habeas Corpus”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Tim Chamberlain (“Our Valued Customers: Conversations From the Comic Book Store”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

WEDNESDAY: Gerald Elia (“Death and Transfiguration”) reads at 6 p.m. at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … G. Willow Wilson (“Alif the Unseen”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Daniel Silva (“The Fallen Angel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Liz Benedict (“Making Sense of the College Application Essay Maze”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

THURSDAY: Marisa McClellan (“Food in Jars”) reads at 6 p.m. at Tags Hardware, Porter Square … Colson Whitehead (“Zone One”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Daniel Smith (“Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Colin Channer (“Kingston Noir”), Joe Meno (“Office Girl”), and Christopher Boucher (“How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

FRIDAY: Alice Boatwright (“Collateral Damage”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

SATURDAY: Elaine and Karin Tammi (“Scallops: A New England Coastal Cookbook”) read at noon at Westwinds Bookshop, 35 Depot St., Duxbury … Artie Bennett (“Poopendous!”) reads at 1 p.m. at the New England Mobile Book Fair, 82-84 Needham St., Newton Highlands … Chris Bohjalian (“The Sandcastle Girls”) reads at 2 p.m. at the Boston-Kermesse Armenian Street Fair, 47 Nichols Ave., Watertown

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Greater Boston author readings July 8-14

Posted by guest July 5, 2012 07:19 AM

SUNDAY: Eric Kester (“That Book About Harvard: Surviving the World’s Most Famous University, One Embarrassment at a Time”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … James Tate (“The Eternal Ones of the Dream: Selected Poems 1990 – 2010”) and Dara Wier (“A Civilian's Journal of the War Years”) read at 4 p.m. at the Longfellow National Historic Site,105 Brattle St., Cambridge

TUESDAY: Elin Hilderbrand (“Summerland”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Joe Olshan (“Cloudland”) and John Katzenbach (“What Comes Next”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Maggie Shipstead (“Seating Arrangements”) and J. Courtney Sullivan (“Maine”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Tina Cassidy (“Jackie After O”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

WEDNESDAY: Chris Cleave (“Gold”) reads at 3:30 p.m. at Porter Square Books and at
6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5 tickets at Brookline Booksmith) … Uzodinma Iweala (“Our Kind of People: A Continent’s Challenge, a Country’s Hope”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

THURSDAY: John Brandon (“A Million Heavens”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Stephen L. Carter (“The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Kurt Andersen (“True Believers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Timothy Patrick McCarthy (“The Indispensable Zinn: The Essential Writings of the People's Historian”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

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Greater Boston author readings July 1 – 7

Posted by guest June 28, 2012 09:07 AM


MONDAY: Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer (“Between the Lines”) read at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5 tickets) …
TUESDAY: Erin Morgenstern (“The Night Circus”) reads at 5 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Tom MacDonald (“The Charlestown Connection”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the East Boston Branch of the BPL, 276 Meridian St. … E. J. Dionne (“Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

THURSDAY: at 7pm, Sapphire (“The Kid”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

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

Greater Boston author readings June 24-30

Posted by guest June 21, 2012 09:47 AM

SUNDAY:: James Geary (“I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Book Shop, 65 Main St., Concord … David Barber (“Wonder Cabinet”), X.J. Kennedy (“In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus”), F.D. Reeve (“Nathaniel Purple”) read in honor of Robert Frost at 4 p.m. at the Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge

MONDAY: Josh Henkin (“The World Without You”) and Nichole Bernier (“The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

TUESDAY: Stuart Altman and David Schactman (“Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care”) read at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at Boston Public Library, Copley … Paul Levy (“Goal Play! Leadership Lessons from the Soccer Field”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Christopher R. Beha (“What Happened to Sophie Wilder”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Alexandra Fuller (“Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Nichole Bernier (“The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Hingham Public Library

WEDNESDAY: Christopher Hayes (“Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at Harvard Book Store) … Kelsey Bansfield (“The Naptime Chef”) reads at 6 p.m. at Westwinds Bookshop, 35 Depot St., Duxbury … Nikky Finney (“Head Off & Split”) and Melanie Henderson (“Elegies for New York Avenue”) read at 6:30 p.m. in Marran Theater at Lesley University, 47 Oxford St. (entrance on Mellen Street), Cambridge … Christopher Beha (“What Happened to Sophie Wilder”) and Dawn Tripp (“Game of Secrets”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Alice Mattison (“When We Argued All Night”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

THURSDAY: Stephen Prothero (“The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Rachel L. Swarns (“American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Michael Mann (“The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From the Front Lines”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Mitra Shavarini (“Desert Roots: A Journey”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley .. Michael Rutstein and Racket Shreve (“The Privateering Stroke”) read at 7 p.m. at the Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem … Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow (“The Boston Mob Guide”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: Hal Ackerman (“Stein, Stung”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya (“The Watch: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store
SATURDAY: David A. Kelly (“The All-Star Joker”) reads at 2 p.m. for ages 4 and up at Newtonville Books

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Greater Boston author readings June 17-23

Posted by guest June 14, 2012 08:15 AM

TODAY: Jerry Pallotta ("F is For Fenway") reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Book Shop, 65 Main St., Concord … Imran Ahmad (“The Perfect Gentleman”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley

MONDAY: Joseph E. Stiglitz (“The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 ticket) … Jenny Rosenstrach (“Dinner: A Love Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … David Yoo (“The Choke Artist”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

TUESDAY: Bill Hubbard, Jr., (“American Boundaries: The Nation, the States, the Rectangular Survey”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Mari Passananti (“The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the BPL South End Branch, 685 Tremont St. … Shehan Karunatilaka (“The Legend of Pradeep Mathew”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Meg Mitchell Moore (“So Far Away”) and Rosie Sultan (“Helen Keller In Love”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … J. Courtney Sullivan (“Maine”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library Garden Room, 305 Broadway, Methuen (registration required at (978) 686-4080 x16) … Julia Shanks (“The Farmer's Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Your CSA and Farmers' Market Foods”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

WEDNESDAY: Richard Russo and Kate Russo (“The Interventions”) read at 4 p.m. at Porter Square Books … J. Courtney Sullivan (“Maine”) and Nichole Bernier (“The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Thomas M. Sterner (“The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at The First Baptist Church in Newton Centre, 848 Centre St. ($15.00 ticket) … John Lanchester (“Capital”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Rich Cohen (“The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Marc Dolan (“Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock and Roll”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

THURSDAY: Larry Tye (“Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … J. Courtney Sullivan (“Maine”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury (free ticket required) … Jess Walter (“Beautiful Ruins”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Alex Stone (“Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY: Howie Carr (“Hard Knocks”) reads at 2 p.m. at the Duxbury Free Library


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Greater Boston author readings June 3-9

Posted by guest May 31, 2012 10:39 AM

SUNDAY: Ammi-Joan Paquette (“The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids”) reads at 2 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (“Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free") reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Book Shop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (“Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free") reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets required) … Cynthia Levinson (“We’ve Got a Job”) and Meira Levinson (“No Citizen Left Behind”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

TUESDAY: Andrew Blum (“Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Doron Weber (“Immortal Bird”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre (free ticket required) … Daniel Chamovitz (“What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store …

WEDNESDAY: Scott Jurek (“Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at Harvard Book Store) … Jay O’Callahan (“Harry’s Our Man”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Katie Gustafson (“Change Comes to Dinner”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Jonathan Lethem discusses Talking Heads' “Fear of Music" with live music from Winterpills at 7 p.m. at Watch City Brewery, 256 Moody St., Waltham (Tickets online at www.backpagesbooks.com)

THURSDAY: Richard Ford (“Canada”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5 tickets) … Dan Ariely (“The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets) … Penelope Kleespies (“From the Heart of Cambridge”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Michael Bronski (“A Queer History of the United States”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Nichole Bernier (“The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley

FRIDAY: Carlin Romano (“America the Philosophical”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY: Jim Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 10 a.m. at the Irish Cultural Center Festival, 200 New Boston Dr., Canton … Thomas J. Foley (“Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough


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Greater Boston author readings May 29-June 2

Posted by guest May 24, 2012 07:42 AM


TUESDAY: Justin Halpern (“I Suck at Girls”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Richard Russo and Kate Russo (“Interventions”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd., Newton Centre

WEDNESDAY: John Palfrey and Urs Gasser (“Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems”) read at 6 p.m. at Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Mass. Ave., Cambridge (rsvp necessary at http://www.harvard.com/event/john_palfrey_and_urs_gasser/)
… Marjorie Williams (“Markets of Paris”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … Jacqueline Sheehan (“Picture This”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Peter Carey (“The Chemistry of Tears”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

THURSDAY: Kristin Cashore (“Bitterblue”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store …
Jessica Keener (“Night Swim”) and Jennifer Haigh (“Faith”) read at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Anne Fadiman (“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … John Fox (“The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

FRIDAY: Douglas Brinkley (“Cronkite”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … E. S. Redmond (“The Unruly Queen”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, One Worcester Rd., Framingham … Suzanne Guillette (“Much to Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment”), Helen Peterson (“Melons and Memory”), and Catherine Zickgraf (“Gone Again”) read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

SATURDAY: Neal Sanders (“A Murder in the Garden Club”) reads at 10 a.m., Brian Walker (“Black Boy White School”) reads at 10:30 a.m., Meg and Leigh Belanger (“Boston Homegrown Cookbook”) read at 1 p.m., Susane Colasanti (“Keep Holding On”) reads at 1:30 p.m., and Erin Cashman (“The Exceptionals”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, Winchester … David Kelly (“The Ballpark Mysteries”) and Sue Levine (“Susie’s Shoesies”) read at 11 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Framingham … Elisa Ludwig (“Pretty Crooked”), Emily M. Danforth (“The Miseducation of Cameron Post”), Gina Damico (“Croak”), E.C. Meyers (“Fair Coin”), Jessica Spotswood (“Born Wicked”), and A.C. Gaughen (“Scarlet”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.

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

Greater Boston author readings May 20-26

Posted by guest May 17, 2012 08:42 AM

SUNDAY:: Lynda Mullaly Hunt (“One for the Murphys”) reads at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Andrew Goldstein ("The Bookie's Son") reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord

MONDAY: Walter Isaacson (“Steve Jobs”) reads at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Jeff Deyette and Suzanne Shaw (“Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store …

TUESDAY: Bill Bradley (“We Can All Do Better”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St. ($5 tickets) … Brita Belli (“The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Boston Room at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Erin Moulton (“Tracing Stars”), Ammi-Joan Paquette (“Nowhere Girl”), Lynda Hunt (“One for the Murphys”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Marjorie Williams (“Markets of Paris”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Rory O’Connor (“Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

WEDNESDAY: Walter Issacson (“Steve Jobs”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … William Landay (“Defending Jacob”) reads at 6 p.m. at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … Doug Holder (“The Man in the Booth in the Midtown Tunnel”), James Decrescentis, Gloria Mindock, Lucy Holstedt, Doug Worth (“Catch the Light: Selected Poems, 1963-2003”) read at 6 p.m. at the Book Shop at Ball Square, 694 Broadway, Somerville … Damion Searls (“Amsterdam Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Matthew Battles (“Sovereignties of Invention”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Dan Zevin (“Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

THURSDAY: Tania James, James Lasdun, and John Freeman (“Granta 119: Britain”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Francine Miller (“Cashing in on Culture: Betraying the Trust at the Rose Art Museum”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham

FRIDAY: Simon Johnson and James Kwak (“White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

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

Greater Boston author readings May 13-19

Posted by guest May 10, 2012 07:48 AM

SUNDAY: Meg Mitchell Moore (“So Far Away”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY: Ann Packer (“Swim Back to Me”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Beatrice Peltre (“La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jean-Christophe Valtat (“Auroraram”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow (“Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums, and Hideouts”) read at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Branch of the BPL, 40 Academy Hill Rd.

TUESDAY: James Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 12 noon at the Neighborhood Club of Quincy, 27 Glendale Rd. … Richard Johnson (“Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park”) reads at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley … Leah Hager Cohen ("The Grief of Others") reads 6:30 p.m. at the South End Library … David Gebler (“The Three Power Values: How Commitment, Integrity, and Transparency Clear the Roadblocks to Performance”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Jordan Smoller (“The Other Side of Normal: How Biology Is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Dennis Thompson (“The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Mark Kurlansky (“Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester (reservations required, call 978-283-0455, ext. 11) … John Fox (“The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Stephen McCauley (“Head Over Heels”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

WEDNESDAY: Mike Lupica (“Game Changers”) reads at 4 p.m. at at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … Susan Jo Russell (“We Are Not Entirely Abandoned”), Mary Ellen Geer (“At the Edge of the Known World”), and Laurie Rosenblatt (“In Case”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Florence Williams (“Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Lizzie Stark (“Leaving Mundania”) and James Higdon (“The Cornbread Mafia”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Debra Spark (“The Pretty Girl: A Novella and Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

THURSDAY: Susan Trausch ("Groping Toward Whatever - or How I Learned to Retire (Sort of)”) reads at 10 a.m. at University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge (admission$15, $5 for students) … Victoria Hopewell (“Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Buzz Bissinger (“Father’s Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Frank DeFord (“Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter”) with Bill Littlefield, (“Only a Game”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Sheila Connolly (“Fire Engine Dead”), Leslie Wheeler (“Murder at Spouter’s Point”), and Clea Simon(“Mew Is for Murder”) read at 7 p.m. at the New England Mobile Book Fair, 82-84 Needham St., Newton Highlands … Christoph Wolff (“Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jane Roper (“Double Time: How I Survived – and Mostly Thrived – Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

FRIDAY: Merry White (“Coffee Life in Japan”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store
… Bill Corbett and Nate Klug (“Consent”) read at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Rosecrans Baldwin (“Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down ”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY: Barbara Walsh (“August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm”) reads at 3 p.m. at Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester … Jane Kohuth (“Duck Sock Hop”) reads at 3 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Lisa Moore (“Evilution”) reads at 6 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley …

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Greater Boston author readings May 6-12

Posted by guest May 3, 2012 10:57 AM

SUNDAY: Jay Atkinson ("Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man") reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord … Matthew Pearl (“The Technologists”) speaks at 4 p.m., at Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset …

MONDAY: Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés (“Seriously, Just Go To Sleep”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Paul Krugman (“End This Depression Now!”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ($5 ticket) … Katherine Howe (“The House of Velvet and Glass”) reads at 7 p.m. at Boston University Barnes and Noble … Christopher Tilghman (“The Right-Hand Shore”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Richard Hoffman (“Emblem”), Meg Kearney (“The Girl in the Mirror”), and Jennifer Milletello (“Flinch of Song”) read at 7 p.m. at the Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

TUESDAY: Erin Dionne (“Notes from an Accidental Band Geek”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … Howard Gardner (“Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century”) reads at 6 p.m., at the Brighton Branch of the BPL, 40 Academy Hill Road … Nicole Galland (“I, Iago”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Jane Roper (“Double Time: How I Survived--and Mostly Thrived—Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … James K. Galbraith (“Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … David Bezmozgis (“The Free World”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Tim Riley (“Lennon: The Man, the Myth, and the Music”) reads at 7 p.m. at Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston

WEDNESDAY: Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald (“Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England”) read at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Judith Campbell (“A Despicable Mission”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Middleborough Public Library … Jennifer Miller (“The Year of the Gadfly”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Father John Dear (“Lazarus, Come Forth”) reads at 7 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Brookline … Roger Owen (“The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Chris Guillebeau (“The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Jorie Graham (“Place: New Poems”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Christopher Tilghman (“The Right-Hand Shore”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord … Judy Collins (“When You Wish Upon a Star”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington Street, Wellesley ($5 ticket at 781-431-1160)

THURSDAY: Augusten Burroughs (“This Is How”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (tickets at Brookline Booksmith) … Joseph R. Gallo (“Bronze and Stone Speak To Us”) reads at 11 a.m. at the North End Branch of the BPL, 25 Parmenter St. … Margaret McLean (“Under Oath”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … James Geary (“I is An Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Randall Kennedy (“The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Philip Warburg (“Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Ben Fountain (“Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Christina Mercado (“You Can Do It Bunny!”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … George C. Daughan (“1812: The Navy’s War”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown

FRIDAY: Denis Lehane (“Moonlight Mile”) and Mitchell Zukoff (“Lost in Shangri-La”) read at 11 a.m. at Newton Marriot hotel ballroom, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, ($40 ticket includes lunch and supports the Newton Free Library) … Robert J. Shiller (“Finance and the Good Society”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Joyelle McSweeney (“The Necropastoral”) and Harmony Holiday (“Negro League Baseball”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Matthew Battles (“The Sovereignties of Invention”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Gary Duehr (“In Passing”), Karen Miller, Margaret Young (“Almond Town”) read at 7:30 pm at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain ($5 donation recommended)

SATURDAY: Jef Czekaj (“Yes, Yes, Yaul”) reads at 10 a.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … Geraldine Brooks (“Caleb’s Crossing”) and Tony Horwitz (“Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War”) read at 11 a.m. at the Chelmsford High School Performing Arts Center … Jane McClosky (“Robert McClosky: A Private Life in Words and Pictures”) reads at 1 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Suzanne Koven (“Say Hello to a Better Body!: Weight Loss and Fitness for Women over 50”) reads at 4 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Herta Müller (“The Hunger Angel (Atemschauke)”) reads at 4 p.m. at Barrister's Hall, Boston University Law School, 765 Commonwealth Ave. and at 7 p.m. at Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street, Boston (both events in German)

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Greater Boston author readings April 29-May 5

Posted by guest April 26, 2012 10:12 AM

SUNDAY: David A. Kelley (“The Astro Outlaw”) reads at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre … April Bernard ("Miss Fuller") reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop

MONDAY: Siobhan Fallon ("You Know When the Men are Gone") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Barbara Vinick and Shulamit Reinharz (“Today I Am Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Eileen Pollack (“Breaking and Entering”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Franz Wright (“Wheeling Motel”) and Geoffrey Brock (“Weighing Light”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street ($3 ticket)

TUESDAY: Edith Pearlman (“Binocular Vision”) reads at 6:30 pm at the South End Library, Tremont St. at West Newton St. … Dorothy Wickenden (“Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Rosalyn Hoffman (“Smart Mama: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids Without Breaking the Bank”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Timothy Noah (“The Great Divergence”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Kate Flora (“Redemption”), Margaret McLean (“Under Oath”), Katherine Hall Page (“Body in the Boudoir”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Elizabeth Percer (“An Uncommon Education”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Tom Sleigh (“Space Walk”), Lloyd Schwartz (“Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters”), Fred Marchant (“The Looking House”), Gail Mazur (“Figures in a Landscape”), Fanny Howe (“Come and See”), Saskia Hamilton (“As for Dreams”), Robert Gardner, and Christopher Benfey (“Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay”) read in celebration of Robert Lowell at 7 p.m. in Boston University’s Playwright’s Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave.

WEDNESDAY: Alison Bechdel (“Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street ($5 tickets at Harvard Book Store) … David Rees (“How To Sharpen Pencils”) reads at 7 p.m. at
Brookline Booksmith … Michael Olson (“Strange Flesh”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Rebecca Lindenberg (“Love An Index”) and Stephen Burt (“Parallel Play Poems”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Elizabeth Percer (“An Uncommon Education”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street

THURSDAY: Kelsey Banfield (“The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food into Family Life”) reads at 3 p.m. at J. McLaughlin, 12 Church Street, Wellesley (RSVP to events@mazzpr.com or 212.755.2100) … Caitrin Lynch (“Retirement on the Line: Age, Work, and Value in an American Factory”) reads at 5:30 p.m. at Olin College’s Milas Hall Auditorium), 1000 Olin Way, Needham … Chad Harbach (“The Art of Fielding “) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Dawn M. Skorczewski (“An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Deborah Copaken Kogan (“The Red Book”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Rosie Sultan (“Helen Keller in Love”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Delia Ephron (“The Lion Is In”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith


FRIDAY: Kenneth W. Mack (“Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Luong Ung (“Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Ace Atkins and Joan Parker (Robert B. Parker’s “Lullaby”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Myfanwy Collins (“Echolocation”), Carroll Donnell (“The Donnie Wahlberg Drinking Game”), Joel Peckham (“Movers-Shakers”), and Yuyutsu Sharma (“Milarepa’s Bones”) read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge

SATURDAY: Fabiola Powell (“Faith's Legacy: A Haitian Family's Journey Across Three Generations”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books … Michael Natkin (“Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop


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Greater Boston author readings April 22-28

Posted by guest April 19, 2012 10:04 AM


SUNDAY: Raymond Sinbaldi (“Fenway Park, Massachusetts”) reads at 1 p.m. at Boston University’s Barnes and Noble … Matt Tavares ("There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived") reads at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester

MONDAY: Charles Bock (“Beautiful Children”) reads at 2 p.m. at UMass Boston, Wheatley Hall, 100 Morrissey Blvd. … Dan Bullen (“The Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative Intimacy”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Meredith Goldstein (“The Singles”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Kevin Barry (“City of Bohane”) and Morgan Callan Rogers (“Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre … Michael Sandel (“What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets”) reads at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ($5 ticket) … Tupelo Hassman ("Girl Child") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Elizabeth Bradfield (“Approaching Ice”) and Peter Richards (“Helsinki”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 ticket)

TUESDAY: Ellen Cassedy ("We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Deb Caletti (“The Story of Us”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Anne Korkeakivi (“An Unexpected Guest”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Hanna Rose Shell (“Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Ron Rash (“The Cove”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Gary Braver (“Tunnel Vision”) and Kate Flora (“Redemption”) read at 7:30 at Melrose Library, 69 West Emerson St., Melrose

WEDNESDAY: Anthony Amore (“Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists”) reads at 6 p.m. at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … Emily Sweeney (“Boston Organized Crime”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Boston Public Library’s Adams Street Branch, 690 Adams St., Dorchester … Rebecca Skloot (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”) reads at 7 p.m. at Boston College, Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room … Jay Atkinson (“Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man: Guts, Glory, and Blood in the World’s Greatest Game”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Guy Delisle (“Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Anne Korkeakivi ("The Unexpected Guest") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Chuck Collins (“99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It”) and Linda McQuaig (“Billionaires’ Ball: Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality”) read at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Barbara Kellerman (“The End of Leadership”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

THURSDAY: Chuck Collins (“99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It”) and Linda McQuaig (“Billionaires’ Ball: Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality”) read at 7 p.m. at First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain … Jonathan Talat Phillips (“Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Susan Carlton (“Love & Haight”) reads at 7 p.m. at BU’s Barnes and Noble … Terry Tempest Williams (“When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Christopher B. Daly (“Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

FRIDAY: Irene Smalls (“My Pop Pop And Me”) reads at 10:30 a.m. at Boston Public Library, Copley … Madeleine Albright ("Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948'") reads at 11:30 a.m. at UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge ($85 ticket includes lunch and book) … April Bernard (“Miss Fuller”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Madeleine Albright ("Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948'") reads at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in Winchester (tickets at www.bookendswinchester.com) … Leonard Mlodinow (“Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Susan Senator (“DIRT: A Story About Gardening, Mothering, and Other Messy Business”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley

SATURDAY: Anthony Sammarco (“Hyde Park Then & Now”) reads at noon at the Hyde Park Branch, BPL, 35 Harvard St., Hyde Park … Renarda Huggins ("Lies He Told") reads at 1 p.m. at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library, 65 Warren St., Roxbury … Jane Roy Brown ("One Writer's Garden: Eudora Welty's Home Place") reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, Winchester … Etgar Keret (“Suddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

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Greater Boston author readings April 15-21

Posted by guest April 12, 2012 10:19 AM


SUNDAY: Rose A. Lewis and Jen Corace (“Sweet Dreams”) read at 11 a.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Dawn Tripp ("The Season of Open Water") reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop … Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (“By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop”) read at 3 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Jill McDonough (“Habeas Corpus”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Free Public Library.

MONDAY: Chimamanda Adichie (“The Thing Around Your Neck”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 10 Garden St., Cambridge … John D’Agata and Jim Fingal (“The Lifespan of a Fact”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Dani Rodrik (“The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Martha Collins (“White Papers”) reads at 2:30 p.m. at UMass’s Healey Library, 11th floor, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston … Anne Perry (“Dorchester Terrace”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley … James Tabor (“Deep Zone”) and Howard Shrier (“Boston Cream”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Doug Mack (“Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Jennifer Haigh (“Faith”) and Dani Shapiro (“Devotion”) read at 7:30 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton ($8 tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/bookfair , boxoffice@jccgb.org, or 617-965-5226).

WEDNESDAY: Mark Fiege (“The Republic of Nature”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Sayed Kashua (“Second Person Singular”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.

THURSDAY: William Giraldi (“Busy Monsters”), Marianne Leone (“Knowing Jesse”), Kate Racculia (“This Must Be the Place”) and Anna Solomon (“The Little Bride”) read at 6 p.m. at Think Tank, One Kendall Square, Cambridge ($20 tickets in advance at www.bostonbookfest.org; $25 tickets at the door) … Elliot Kai-Kee and Rike Burnham (“Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience”) read at 6 p.m. the Harvard Art Museums, 485 Broadway, Cambridge … Hugh Brewster (“Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Alice Hoffman (“The Dovekeepers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Clea Simon (“Cats Can't Shoot: A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Tsoknyi Rinpoche (“Open Heart, Open Mind”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Trident Bookstore … Sergey and Marina Dyachenko (“The Scar”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop.

FRIDAY: Susie Davidson and Edgar Krasa (“The Music Man of Terezin: The Story of Rafael Schaechter”) read at noon at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston’s Hot Kosher Lunch Fridays, Center Communities of Brookline, 1550 Beacon St., 3rd Floor, Brookline ($4 donation suggested for lunch, rsvp to 617-558-6596) … Sadakat Kadri (“Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari'a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Lesley Kinzel (“Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store.

SATURDAY: Jerry Pallotta and John S. Dykes (“F is for Fenway”) read at 10 a.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley.

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Greater Boston author readings April 8-14

Posted by guest April 8, 2012 07:29 AM


MONDAY: Tayari Jones (“Silver Sparrow”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden St. … Richard Johnson (“Field of Our Fathers”) reads at 6 p.m. at the South Boston Branch of the BPL, 646 East Broadway … Tsoknyi Rinpoche (“Open Heart, Open Mind”) reads at 7 p.m. at Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley … Martha Collins (“White Papers”) and Wayne Miller (“The City, Our City”) reads at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 ticket)

TUESDAY: Nikky Finney (“Head Off & Split”) and Tom Sleigh (“Army Cats”) read at 4:30 p.m. at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall, Wellesley College … Drew Gilpin Faust (“This Republic of Suffering”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Rachel Dratch (“Girl Walks into a Bar…: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5 ticket) … Rick Moody (“On Celestial Music: And Other Adventures in Listening”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre … Joseph S. Nye, Jr. (“The Future of Power”) reads at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Jessica Maria Tuccelli (“Glow: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Elizabeth Goldsmith (“The Kings’ Mistresses”) reads at 7 p.m. at Boston University’s Barnes and Noble … Gary Snyder ("Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems") reads at 7 p.m. at MIT, room 12-250.

WEDNESDAY: Glenn Stout (“Fenway 1912”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Dimitry Kuzmin reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard-Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Amelia Gray (“Threats”) and Blake Butler (“Nothing”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Katherine Howe (“The House of Velvet and Glass”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

THURSDAY: Christopher Moore (“Sacre Beu: A Comedy d’Art”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5 tickets) … Adam Pachter (editor, “Final Fenway Fiction”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre … Lisa Wong (“Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … John Donatich (“The Variations”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

FRIDAY: Saul Wisnia (“Fenway Park: The Centennial”) reads at 11:30 a.m. at Boston University’s Barnes and Noble, 660 Beacon Street … Sheryl and Carrie Berk (“The Cupcake Club: Peace, Love, & Cupcakes”) read at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Alexander McCall Smith (“The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge ($5 tickets) … Jack Cox (“Public Education and Corporate Sponsorship in the early 19th century Waltham”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Gail Mazur (“Figures in a Landscape”), Lloyd Schwartz (“Cairo Traffic”), and Susanna Kittredge read at 7:30 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain ($5 donation suggested)

SATURDAY: Caitlin R. Kiernan (“Alabaster: Wolves”) reads at noon at Friendly Neighborhood Comics, 191 Mechanic Street, Bellingham … Peter David Shapiro (“Ghosts on the Red Line”) reads at noon at the Book Shop, 694 Broadway, Somerville … Veronique-Anne Epiter (“Moon Fever”) reads at 2:30 p.m. at BPL, Grove Hall Branch, 41 Geneva Ave., Dorchester


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Greater Boston author readings April 1-7

Posted by guest March 29, 2012 10:45 AM


SUNDAY: Mo Willems (“The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?”) reads at 10:30 a.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (tickets at 617-566-6660) … Kevin Walsh (“Follow the Dog Home”) reads at 2 p.m. at the Wellesley Free Library … Sally Cragin, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Victor Howes, Fred Marchant, and F. D. Reeve read at 2:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library … Deborah Kops (“The Great Molasses Flood: Boston 1919”) and Heather Lang (“Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion”) read at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop … Vincent J. Cannata (“American Passage”) reads at 4 p.m. at Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset (tickets at 781-383-1348) …

MONDAY: David Bezmozgis (“The Free World”) and Debra Spark (“The Pretty Girl”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Doron Weber (“Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Linda Gregerson (“Still Life”) and Aaron Baker (“Mission Work”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 ticket)

TUESDAY: Brandon Mull (“The Beyonders #2: The Seeds of Rebellion”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Barbara Kellerman (“The End of Leadership”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jennifer Gooch Hummer (“Girl Unmoored”) and Susan Senator (“Dirt”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Patricia Ellis Herr (“UP: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Wendy Mnookin (“The Moon Makes its own Plea”), Leslie Williams (“Success of the Seed Plants”), and Rebecca Morgan Frank (“Little Murders Everywhere”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre

WEDNESDAY: Leela Corman (“Unterzakhn”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Natalie Dykstra (“Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Hingham Public Library … Jacqueline Winspear (“Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jorie Graham (“Place”) and Patrick Ryan Frank (“Why the Losers Love What’s Lost”) read at 7:30 p.m. at The Castle, 225 Bay State Road, Boston

THURSDAY: Hanne Blank (“Straight: The Surprisingly Short Story of Heterosexuality”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Andrew Bacevich, Jeffrey Frieden and Akira Iriye (“The Short American Century: A Postmortem”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Didi Emmons (“Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking From Eva’s Farm”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St. ($5 tickets at 781-431-1160) … Adam Pachter (editor, “Final Fenway Fiction”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Ben Patton (“Growing Up Patton: Reflections on Heroes, History, and Family Wisdom”) reads at 7 p.m. at Pingree School, South Hamilton

FRIDAY: Jonathan Schlefer (“The Assumptions Economists Make”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store
SATURDAY: Tad Hills (“Duck & Goose: Here Comes the Easter Bunny!”) reads at 10 a.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St. … Adam Pachter (editor, “Final Fenway Fiction”) reads at 1 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 82 Providence Highway, Walpole.

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Greater Boston author readings March 25-31

Posted by guest March 22, 2012 10:14 AM

SUNDAY: Natalie Dykstra (“Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life”) at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop … Chris Matthews (“Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero”) reads at 5 p.m. at Porter Square Books …

MONDAY: Louis Begley (“Schmidt Steps Back”) reads 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Robin Behn (“The Yellow House”) reads at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 ticket) …

TUESDAY: Zadie Smith (“Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays”) reads at 5:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Room of Ballou Hall at Tufts University … Don Paterson (“101 Sonnets”) and Dan Chiasson (“One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America”) read at 6 p.m. at Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s St. … Kevin Young (“The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Jane Roy Brown (“One Writer's Garden: Eudora Welty's Home Place”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Cheryl Strayed (“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Tea Obrecht (“The Tiger’s Wife”) reads at 7 p.m. at Boston College, Devlin Hall 101 … Matthew Pearl (“The Technologists”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Rabb Lecture Hall at Boston Public Library, Copley … Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow (“The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts”) read at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, One Worcester Rd., Framingham … Audrey Schulman (“3 Weeks in December”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

THURSDAY: Anya Ulinich (“Petropolis”), Lara Vapnyar (“Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love”) and David Bezmozgis (“The Free World”) read at 4 p.m. in the Coolidge Room of Ballou Hall at Tufts University … Rachel Hawkins (“Hex Hall #3: Spell Bound”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … Harlow Giles Unger (“American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room of the Boston Public Library, Copley … Philip Robinson (“We Still Leave a Legacy”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Medicine Wheel, 110 K St., South Boston … Gordon Ball (“East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Heidi Julavits (“The Vanishers”) and Ben Marcus (“The Flame Alphabet”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Liz Benedict, Jay Cantor and Chris Castellani (“Mentors, Muses and Monsters”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: Gary Shteyngart (“Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel”) reads at 5 p.m. in Cabot Auditorium (170 Packard Avenue) at Tufts University … Daniel Everett (“Language: The Cultural Tool”) reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Roy Harris (“Pulitzer’s Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West St., Norwell …

SATURDAY: Maryjeanne Hunt (“Eating to Lose: Healing from a Life of Diabulimia”) reads at noon at Barnes & Noble, One Worcester Road, Framingham … Ashley Sarro (“Lost in the Library”) reads at 1 p.m. at Brenner’s Children Shop, 694 Washington St., Norwood … Margot Livesey ("The Flight of Gemma Hardy"), Roland Merullo ("The Talk-Funny Girl") and Jane Brox ("Brilliant") read at 1:30 p.m. the Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason Street, Maynard … Richard Russo ("Empire Falls") and Andre Dubus III ("Townie") read at 3:30 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church, 80 Main Street, Maynard

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Greater Boston author readings March 18-24

Posted by guest March 15, 2012 09:49 AM

SUNDAY: John G. Funchion (“Move the Sock Hole Over”) reads at 2 p.m. at the Peabody Institute Library-Danvers, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers … Madeline Miller (“Song of Achilles”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord

MONDAY: Peter Cameron (“Coral Glynn”) and Margot Livesey (“The Flight of Gemma Hardy”) read at 6 p.m. in the Boston Room at the Central Library in Copley Square … Jack Goldsmith (“Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11”) reads at 6 p.m. with Charles Fried, Martha Minow, and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at Havard Book Store) … Jeanette Winterson (“Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Rebecca Morgan Frank (“Little Murders Everywhere”) reads at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street ($3 ticket)

TUESDAY: Adam Wilson (“Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at Harvard Book Store) … Carolyn DeCristofano (“A Black Hole Is Not a Hole”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … Howard Frank Mosher (“The Great Northern Express”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Robert Arellano (“Curse the Names”), Bernice L. McFadden (“Gathering of Waters”), Eliza Factor (“The Mercury Fountain”), Sterling Watson (“Fighting in the Shade”), and Joseph Mattson (“The Speed Chronicles”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

WEDNESDAY: Julie Orringer (“The Invisible Bridge”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton ($8 tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/bookfair or boxoffice@jccgb.org) … Hari Kunzru, (“Gods Without Men”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Anne Lamott and Sam Lamott (“Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son”) read at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (free tickets at 617-566-6660) … Alan Lightman (“Mr. g”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main Street, Watertown … Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (“Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Ezra Vogel (“Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church Parlor, 3 Church Street, Cambridge

THURSDAY: Madeline Miller (“The Song of Achilles: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Lauren Groff (“Arcadia”) and Megan Mayhew Bergman (“Birds of a Lesser Paradise”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Adam Hochschild (“To End All Wars”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Howard Frank Mosher (“The Great Northern Express: A Writer's Journey Home”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop ... Robert Kanigel ("On an Irish Island") reads at 7 p.m. at MIT, room #6-120

FRIDAY: Mike Edwards (“Democracy Despite Itself: Why a System That Shouldn't Work at All Works So Well”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … John Elder Robison (“Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Elaine Pagels (“Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY: Chris Matthews (“Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero”) reads at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, One Worcester Road, Framingham … Dr. Emmett G. Price III (“The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture: Toward Bridging the Generational Divide”) reads at 2 p.m. at Northeastern’s John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, Amilcar Cabral Center, 40 Leon Street, Boston … Susan Fillion (“Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel: Bringing Matisse to America”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … Chris Matthews (“Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

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Pearlman wins book critics fiction prize

Posted by guest March 9, 2012 10:33 AM

Edith Pearlman’s collection of short stories "Binocular Vision'' was awarded the National Book Critic’s Circle 2011 fiction award at a ceremony on Manhattan Thursday night. Pearlman, a Brookline resident, has long been considered a “writer’s writer,” and her work subsequently suffered from the lack of visibility that often accompanies such a distinction. With the book critics' award – as well as her nomination during the last round of the National Book Awards – Pearlman’s work seems poised to gain a readership that it richly deserves.

Besides Pearlman, other Massachusetts writers took top honors from the book critics' group. The nonfiction award went to Harvard history professor Maya Jasanoff’s "Liberty’s Exiles,'' the story of US-based British sympathizers in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War. And Western Massachusetts resident and children's book author Mira Bartok was honored in the biography category for her memoir "Memory Palace'' about her schizophrenic mother.

The NBCC also bestowed the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award Robert Silvers, founding editor of The New York Review of Books. Globe contributor Kathryn Schulz won the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.

A complete list of nominees, with the winners in bold, follows.

Fiction
Teju Cole, "Open City''
Jeffrey Eugenides, "The Marriage Plot''
Alan Hollinghurst, "Stranger’s Child''
Edith Pearlman, "Binocular Vision''
Dana Spiotta, "Stone Arabia''

Nonfiction
Amanda Foreman, "A World on Fire''
James Gleick, "The Information''
Adam Hochschild, "To End All Wars''
Maya Jasanoff, "Liberty’s Exiles''
John Jeremiah Sullivan, "Pulphead''

Autobiography
Diana Ackerman, "One Hundred Names for Love''
Mira Bartok, "Memory Palace''
Luis Rodriguez, "It Calls You Back''
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, "Harlem Is Nowhere''
Deb Olin Unferth, "Revolution''

Biography
Mary Gabriel, "Love and Capital''
John Lewis Gaddis, "George F. Kennan''
Paul Hendrickson, "Hemingway’s Boat''
Manning Marable, "Malcolm X''
Ezra Vogel, "Deng Xiaoping''

Criticism
David Bellos, "Is That a Fish in Your Ear''
Geoff Dyer, "Otherwise Known as the Human Condition''
Jonathan Lethem, "The Ecstasy of Influence''
Dubravka Ugresic, "Karaoke Culture''
Ellen Willis, "Out of the Vinyl Deeps''

Poetry
Forrest Gander, "Core Samples''
Aracelis Girmay, "Kingdom Animalia''
Laura Kasischke, "Space, In Chains''
Yusef Komunyakaa, "The Chameleon Couch''
Bruce Smith, "Devotions''


Greater Boston author readings March 11-16

Posted by guest March 8, 2012 09:30 AM


SUNDAY: Sylvia Westphal and Nicole Gsell (Sam and Ben), Taco Matthews (Francisco’s Fabulous Friends) and Kate Hayes read at 11 a.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Ha Jin (“Nanjing Requiem”), Margot Livesey (“The Flight of Gemma Hardy”) and Julia Glass (“The Widower’s Tale”) read at 2 p.m. at the New Bedford Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, New Bedford ($25 ticket) … Mike Cooper (“Clawback”) reads at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Kate Flora (“Redemption”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord … Aaron Pribble (“Pitching in the Promised Land – A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton ($8 tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents or boxoffice@jccgb.org, 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111)

MONDAY: Jake Adam York (“Persons Unknown”) and Paul Hostovsky (“Dear Truth”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge ($3 ticket)

TUESDAY: Leah Hager Cohen (“The Grief of Others”) and Jim Shepard (“You Think That’s Bad”) read at 4:30 p.m. at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall, Wellesley … Patricia Briggs (“Fair Game”) reads at 5 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre (free tickets at Harvard Coop) … Carol Anshaw (“Carry the One”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Sarah Braunstein (“The Sweet Relief of Missing Children”) and Audrey Schulman (“Three Weeks in December”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Madeline Miller (“The Song of Achilles”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Jade Sylvan (“The Spark Singer”) and Margaret Young (“Almond Town”) read at 7 p.m. at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton … Margot Livesey (“The Flight of Gemma Hardy”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Melrose Library, 69 West Emerson Street, Melrose

WEDNESDAY: Treasa O’Driscoll (“Celtic Woman”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, 690 Adams Street, Dorchester … Matthew Battles (“Sovereignties of Invention”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Trita Parsi (“A Single Roll of the Dice”) reads at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Cambridge, 3 Church Street, Cambridge … Barbara Vinick and Shulamit Reinharz (“Today I Am A Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Mike Mullin (“Ashfall”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library.

THURSDAY: Kathryn Harrison (“Enchantments”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Boston Room at the Boston Public Library, Copley … Ree Drummond (“The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (tickets at theater or 617-566-6660) … Tovar Cerulli (“The Mindful Carnivore”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

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Greater Boston author readings March 4-10

Posted by guest March 1, 2012 09:55 AM

SUNDAY: Vivian Gornick (“Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life”) reads at 3 p.m. for Thoreau Farm Forum at Concord Academy Chapel, 166 Main Street, Concord … Heather Cox Richardson (“Wounded Knee”) speaks at 4 p.m. at Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset (for tickets call 781-383-1348)

MONDAY: Abby Stokes (“Is This Thing On?" A Computer Hand Book for Late Bloomers, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Linda Gray Sexton (“Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Karina Borowicz (“The Bees Are Waiting”), Len Krisak’s (“Virgil’s Eclogues”), and Jennifer S. Flescher read at 7 p.m. at the Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge … Claire Bidwell Smith (“The Rules of Inheritance”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Emerging writers Kristen Andersen, Hyejung Kook, and Kerrin McCadden read at 8 p.m. at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street ($3 ticket)

TUESDAY: Sven Birkerts ("The Other Walk") reads at 6:30 PM at the South End Library, Tremont Street at West Newton Street, Boston … Margot Livesey (“The Flight of Gemma Hardy”) and Megan Mayhew Bergman (“Birds of a Lesser Paradise”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Richard Mason (“The History of a Pleasure Seeker”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Leslie Epstein (“Liebestod: Opera Buffa with Leib Goldkorn”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … David Wolman (“The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers and the Coming Cashless Society”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

WEDNESDAY: Michael Dawson, William Julius Wilson, and Eugene Rivers discuss “The Future of Black Politics” at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 ticket) … Catherine Chung (“Forgotten Country”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Linda Gray Sexton, (“Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Mike Cooper (“Clawback”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Steven M. Forman (“Boca Daze”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, One Worcester Road, Framingham … Donovan Hohn (“Moby-Duck”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Boston University … Michael Edwards (Democracy Despite Itself”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

THURSDAY: James M. McPherson (“Battle Cry of Freedom,” “Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief”) speaks at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Donovan Hohn (“Moby-Duck”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Adam Wilson (“Flatscreen”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Olaf Olafsson (“Restoration”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Ben Benjamin (“Conversation Transformation: Recognize and Overcome the 6 Most Destructive Communication Patterns”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Joshua Kendall (“The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of An American Culture”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … William Landay (“Defending Jacob”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St, Weymouth


FRIDAY: Kristi Yamaguchi (“It’s a Big World, Little Pig!”) reads at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley ($5 tickets at 781.431.1160) … Thomas Mallon (“Watergate: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Lyrae Van Clief Stefanon (“Open Interval”) and Thomas Sayers Ellis (“Skin, Inc.”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

SATURDAY: Toby Lester (“Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Hingham Public Library


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Greater Boston author readings Feb. 26-March 3

Posted by guest February 23, 2012 10:24 AM

SUNDAY: Margot Livesey ("The Flight of Gemma Hardy") reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord

MONDAY: Chris Faraone (“99 Nights with the 99 Percent”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Myfanwy Collins (“Echolocation”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

TUESDAY: Jennifer Egan (“A Visit From the Goon Squad”) reads at 4:30 p.m. at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley … Martin Amis (“The Pregnant Widow”) reads at 5:30 p.m. at Ballou Hall, Center for the Humanities at Tufts University … Charlotte Silver (“Charlotte au Chocolat: Memories of a Restaurant Girlhood”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Andre Dubus III (“Townie: A Memoir”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Douglas Brinkley ("The Wilderness Warrior" and "Quiet World") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY: Jodi Picoult (“Lone Wolf”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (tickets at Brookline Booksmith or 617-566-6660) … Matthew Pearl (“The Technologists”) and Eleni Gage (“Other Waters”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Natalie Dykstra (“Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

THURSDAY Billy Collins (“Horoscopes for the Dead”) reads at 7 p.m. at Gasson Hall, Boston College … William Landay (“Defending Jacob”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Pamela Druckerman (“Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookling Booksmith … Cristina Alger (“The Darlings: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

FRIDAY David R. Slavitt (“Sonnets and Shorter Poems”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Audrey Schulman (“Three Weeks in December”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY Michael Ian Black (“You’re Not Doing It Right”) reads at 12:30 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre (tickets at Brookling Booksmith or 617-566-6660) … Tayari Jones ("Silver Sparrow), January Gill O'Neil ("Underlife), and Kate Bolick (“All the Single Ladies”) read at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Books, 50 Water Street, Newburyport


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Greater Boston author readings Feb. 19-25

Posted by guest February 16, 2012 08:44 AM

SUNDAY: Sarah McCoy (“The Baker’s Daughter”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

TUESDAY: Audrey Schulman (“Three Weeks in December”) and Leigh Stein (“The Fallback Plan”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Anthony Giardina (“Norumbega Park: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … A. C. Gaughen (“Scarlet”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Suzanne Berger (“Legacies”), Danielle Georges (“Maroon”), and Richard Wollman (“Evidence of Things Seen”) read at 7 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville ($4 ticket for reading and open mic to follow) … Anthony M. Sammarco (“The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Lynnfield Meeting House, 671 Main Street, Lynnfield

WEDNESDAY: Margot Livesey (“The Flight of Gemma Hardy”), Gail Mazur (“Figures in a Landscape”), and Pablo Medina (“Points of Balance/Puntos de apoyo”) read at 6 p.m. at the Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Theater, 559 Washington Street … James Hoopes (“Corporate Dreams: Big Business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Main Branch, Copley Square… Marian Pierre-Louis (“Discovering Immigrant Voices through House History Research”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room, Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Sara J. Benincasa (“Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith (with guests Erin Petti and Maria Ciampa) … Katherine Boo (“Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store ... BU creative writing program faculty reading with Dan Chiasson, Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, Sigrid Nunez, Robert Pinsky, and Rosanna Warren, 7p.m. at BU Photonics Auditorium, 8 St. Mary's St.

THURSDAY: Kim Harrison (“A Perfect Blood”) reads at 6 p.m. at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square … James Geary (“I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Sydney Nathans (“To Free a Family”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($10 donation) … Steve Pemberton (“A Chance in the World”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Matthew Pearl (“The Technologists”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

FRIDAY: Adam Wilson (“Flatscreen: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

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Greater Boston author readings Feb. 12-18

Posted by guest February 9, 2012 07:48 AM

SUNDAY: Ilchi Lee (“The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart”) reads at 11 a.m. at the Harvard Coop … Jennifer Haigh (“Faith) speaks at 4 p.m., at Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset (tickets at 781-383-1348) … Toby Lester ("Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image") reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord … Ezra Vogel ("Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China") reads at 4 p.m. at Porter Square Books

MONDAY: Franco Mormando (“Bernini: His Life and His Rome”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Toby Lester (“Da Vinci’s Ghost”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Leslie Epstein (“Liebestod: Opera Buffa with Leib Goldkorn”) and Richard Hoffman (“Emblem: Poems”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Joseph S. Nye, Jr. (“The Future of Power”) reads at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge … Martha Rhodes (“The Beds”) and R. Dwayne Betts (“Shahid Reads His Own Palm”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street ($3 ticket required)

TUESDAY: Junot Diaz (“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”) speaks at 4 p.m. at Devlin Hall, Boston College … Alan Albert, Sandra Kohler (“Improbable Music”), and Judith Steinbergh (“Writing My Will: Poems and Prose”) read at 7 p.m. at the Newton Public Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton Centre …

WEDNESDAY: Lawrence Millman (“Fascinating Fungi of New England”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Junot Diaz (“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”) reads at 7 p.m. at Boston College’s Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room … Margot Livesey (“The Flight of Gemma Hardy: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … William Landay (“Defending Jacob”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Dennis Lehane (“Moonlight Mile”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Melrose Public Library, 69 West Emerson Street, Melrose.

THURSDAY: Terri Arthur (“Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell, WWI Nurse”) reads at 3:30 at the Massachusetts Nurses Association Council 3 office, 60 Route 6A, Sandwich … Arthur Singer and Ronald Goodman (“Boston’s Downtown Movie Palaces”) read at 6 p.m. in the Boston Room at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Donna Hicks (“Dignity”) reads at 6 p.m. at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main Street, Watertown … Michael Palmer (“Oath of Office”), Daniel Palmer (“Helpless”), and Lisa Gardner (“Catch Me”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Alan Shapiro (“Broadway Baby”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

FRIDAY: Dimitar Sasselov (“The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Natalie Dykstra ("Clover Adams: A Gilded and Hearbreaking Life") reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody Street, Waltham

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Greater Boston author readings Feb. 5-11

Posted by guest February 2, 2012 09:06 AM


SUNDAY: Alan Lightman ("Mr. G") reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord

MONDAY: Margot Livesey (“The Flight of Gemma Hardy”) reads at noon at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley ($35 ticket includes book and lunch; rsvp at (781) 431-1160 or events@wellesleybooks.com) ... Naomi Benaron (“Running the Rift”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … David Weinberger (“Too Big To Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t The Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Ishmael Beah (“A Long Way Gone”) reads at 7 p.m. at Boston College, Gasson Hall room 100 … Susan E. Reed (“The Diversity Index”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

TUESDAY: Theodora Goss (“The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble at Boston University, 660 Beacon Street … Sebastian Seung and Jeff Lichtman (“Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Richard Hoffman (“Emblem”) and Philip Fried ("Early/Late") read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Adam Schwartz (“A Stranger on the Planet”) and Lucy Ferriss (“The Lost Daughter”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

WEDNESDAY: Tracy Kidder (“Strength in What Remains”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Theater, 559 Washington Street … Robert Kanigel (“On an Irish Island”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Dan Chaon (“Stay Awake: Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … R. B. Scott (“Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … Tom MacDonald (“The Charlestown Connection”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, Canton

THURSDAY: Theodora Goss (“The Thorn and The Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story") reads at 2 p.m. at Concord Bookshop … Toby Lester (“Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Boston Room of the BPL, Copley Square … Kenneth E. Pollock (“Philosophy of Life: Stories for Young People”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Lower Mills Branch Library , 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester … Les McKeown (“The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Carolyn Gregory (“Open Letters”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick Street … Claire Messud with John Freeman (“Granta 118: Exit Strategies”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Gary Small (“The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Forum, First Parish Cambridge, 3 Church Street … Tom MacDonald (“The Charlestown Connection”) reads at Tufts Library, 46 Broad Street, Weymouth … Liz Moore ("Heft") and Alex Gilvarry ("From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant") read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Joseph B. Martin (“Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Hannah Pittard (“The Fates Will Find Their Way”) and Jessica Keener (“Night Swim”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

FRIDAY: Hendrik Hartog (“Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Nathan Englander (“What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Mary Bonina (“Clear Eye Tea”), Ken Tangvik (“Don’t Mess With Tanya: Stories Emerging From Boston’s Barrios”), and Gary Whited read at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapter and Verse Reading Series, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain …

SATURDAY: Ann Hood (“The Treasure Chest”) reads at 11 a.m. at Duxbury Free Library … Scott Magoon (“Chopsticks”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main Street, Winchester … Fabiola Powell (“Faith’s Legacy”) reads at 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 1 Worcester Road, Framingham


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Greater Boston author readings Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Posted by guest January 26, 2012 09:59 AM


SUNDAY: Carpenter Poets of Jamaica Plain reading at 2 p.m. at Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Jamaica Plain ($5 ticket) ... John Matteson ("The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography") reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop ... Cathryn Griffith (?Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage'') reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain.

MONDAY: John Matteson ("The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography") reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store.

TUESDAY: Susan Lubner ("Noises at Night'') reads at 6 p.m. at the North Suburban Jewish Community Center, 83 Pine Street, Peabody (r.s.v.p at www.nsjcc.org or (978) 535-2968 ... Deborah Scroggins ("Wanted Women") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ... Jodi Kantor ("The Obamas'') reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

WEDNESDAY: William Bratton and Zachary Tumin ("Collaborate or Perish! Reaching Across Boundaries in a Networked World'') read at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at Harvard Book Store) ... RoseMarie Terenzio ("Fairy Tale Interrupted'') reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith ... Margot Livesey ("The Flight of Gemma Hardy") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ... Randy Susan Myers ("The Murderer's Daughters'') reads at 7 p.m. at Westwinds Bookshop, 35 Depot Street, Duxbury

THURSDAY: Adam Johnson ("The Orphan Master's Son") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ... Dimitar Sasselov ("The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet") reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody Street, Waltham ... Melanie Henderson ("Elegies for New York Avenue'') and Becky Thompson ("Zero Is the Whole I Fall Into at Night'') read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith ... Jeff Badger ("What Did You Do in the War, Grandad?'') reads at 6 p.m. at the Hyde Park Branch of the BPL, 35 Harvard Avenue.

FRIDAY: Wael Ghonim ("The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir'') reads at 5 p.m. at the Charles Hotel (Charles Ballroom, 2nd Floor), Cambridge ... Pico Iyer ("The Man Within my Head'') reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store ... Laura Ellen Scott ("Death Wishing''), Virginia Young ("Winter Waltz''), Kate Hanson Foster ("Mid Drift'') and Timothy Gager ("Treating a Sick Animal'') read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect Street, Cambridge/

SATURDAY: Peter Johnson ("The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr. AKA Houdini'') reads at noon at Friendly Neighborhood Comics, 191 Mechanic Street, Bellingham.

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


National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Finalists--with links!

Posted by guest January 23, 2012 11:08 AM

On Saturday, January 21, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced the finalists for its 2011 awards. Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides, historian Manning Marable, and essayist John Jeremiah Sullivan were among this year's notable nominees. The NBCC awards annual prizes in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

The following are the NBCC 2011 nominees. See links for Globe reviews.
Fiction
Teju Cole, Open City (Random House), an intelligent debut novel about a Nigerian graduate student in New York City. http://articles.boston.com/2011-02-24/ae/29337271_1_julius-nigeria-atrocities
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a novel about love, and the love of books, set in the famousish Brown University Semiotics Department of the 1980.http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2011/10/14/the-marriage-plot-jeffrey-eugenides/UWJ9snKvKu057XOSv3c7uO/story.html
Alan Hollinghurst, The Stranger's Child
(Knopf), a multi-generational, multi-decade family saga. http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2011/11/20/the-stranger-child-alan-hollinghurst/bVZ8er6rFZo2p3H4JnfQgO/story.html">
Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision (Lookout Books), a collection of cosmopolitan short fiction, gleaned from three decades. http://articles.boston.com/2011-02-04/ae/29342357_1_short-stories-love-and-death-pearlman
Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia (Scribner), about the creative life and the relationship between siblings.http://articles.boston.com/2011-07-17/ae/29784773_1_denise-life-story-gay-man
NONFICTION
Amanda Foreman, A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War (Random), a wonderful narrative history about England?s stake in the Civil War. http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-19/ae/29677649_1_south-fight-slavery-north-fight
James Gleick, The Information (Pantheon), an overview of the historical and growing importance of ?information? to modern society. http://articles.boston.com/2011-03-06/bostonglobe/29345621_1_information-age-invention-james-gleickAdam Hochschild, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), a history of WWI's most vocal critics. http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2011/05/02/narrative_history_of_wwi_focuses_on_war_resisters/
Maya Jasanoff, Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War (Knopf), the story of British sympathizers in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War.
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead: Essays (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), a collection of powerful, idiosyncratic essays on history and culture. http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2011/11/25/pulphead-john-jeremiah-sullivan/2clZkvBLrMbNGb48Uws4YM/story.html

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Diane Ackerman, One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing (W.W. Norton), a moving tale of Ackerman and her husband as he struggles to regain language following a stroke
Mira Bart?k, The Memory Palace (Free Press), a memoir about physical impairment, estrangement and reconnection with family, and the persistence of memory. http://articles.boston.com/2011-01-22/ae/29344837_1_brain-memoir-family-memories
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America (Little, Brown), a memoir about becoming a writer while exploring the myths of this cultural crossroads. http://articles.boston.com/2011-01-23/ae/29341330_1_harlem-james-weldon-johnson-cultural-capital
Luis J. Rodr?guez, It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing (Touchstone), a memoir about the mean streets of Los Angeles and the difficulty of escaping history
Deb Olin Unferth, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War (Henry Holt), a memoir about ditching college to fight with the Sandinistas in Nicaragua

Biography
Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of the Revolution (Little, Brown), the National Book Award nominated story of the Marxs' day-to-day struggles amidst the development of his ?world historical? ideas.
http://articles.boston.com/2011-10-02/ae/30235721_1_highgate-cemetery-socialism-gabriel
John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: An American Life (Penguin Press), biography of the consummate cold war statesman.
Paul Hendrickson, Hemingway?s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 (Knopf), the novelist?s life from the height of his pain to the depths of his despair
Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking), the posthumously published, definitive account of the African American leader. http://articles.boston.com/2011-05-08/ae/29523097_1_african-american-malcolm-nationalism
Ezra F. Vogel, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China (Belknap Press: Harvard University Press), the story of China?s most dynamic, iconic leader

CRITICISM
David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything (Faber & Faber), a book about how everything is not only found, but created, in translation.http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-11/ae/30505126_1_david-bellos-translation-king-james
Geoff Dyer, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews (Graywolf), a collection of Dyer?s brilliant, strange writings.
http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-03/ae/29377846_1_essay-collection-first-book-selected-essays
Jonathan Lethem, The Ecstasy of Influence (Doubleday), the novelist?s ruminations on everything from sex to Bob Dylan.
http://articles.boston.com/2011-11-21/ae/30425924_1_jonathan-lethem-essay-key-voices
Dubravka Ugresic, Karaoke Culture (Open Letter), a selection of the divisive cultural critics essays
Ellen Willis, Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on RockMusic (University of Minnesota Press), a collection of the seminal rock critic?s most influential pieces
http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-30/ae/29491363_1_music-criticism-mom-willis
POETRY
Forrest Gander, Core Samples from the World (New Directions), a beguiling blend of poetry, essay, and photography
Aracelis Girmay, Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions), the poet?s second elegiac collection
Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains (Copper Canyon Press), an astute, profound confrontation with mortality: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2011/12/18/best-poetry-books/EMwDBZdDcYcbfbVNhLyh6L/story.html>willis">http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2011/12/18/best-poetry-books/EMwDBZdDcYcbfbVNhLyh6L/story.html
Yusef Komunyakaa, The Chameleon Couch (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), the master poet's most recent, National Book Award nominated collection. http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2011/12/18/best-poetry-books/EMwDBZdDcYcbfbVNhLyh6L/story.htmlBruce Smith, Devotions (University of Chicago Press), a collection situated between "lullaby and homicide".

The winners will be announced on March 8 at a ceremony in Manhattan.
In addition to announcing the nominees, on Saturday the NBCC awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert Silvers, founding editor of the New York Review of Books. Globe contributor Kathryn Schulz won Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.
http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-03/ae/29377895_1_malcolm-murder-for-hire-plot-mazoltuv-borukhova

Greater Boston author readings Jan. 15-21

Posted by guest January 12, 2012 09:45 AM

SUNDAY: Erin Morgenstern (“The Night Circus”) and Ryan Boudinot author of (“Blueprints for the Afterlife”) read at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books

TUESDAY: Lori Andrews (“I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks at the Death of Privacy”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Ellis Avery (“The Last Nude: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Carol O’Connell (“The Chalk Girl”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

WEDNESDAY: Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson (“The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Cullen Murphy (“God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Tom MacDonald (“The Charlestown Connection”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Crane Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy … Elizabeth Searle (“Girl Held in Home”) and Matthew Salesses (“The Last Repatriate”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

THURSDAY: Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow (“The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts”) read at 2 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … … Scott Helman, Michael Kranish, and Mark Morrow (“The Real Romney”) read at 6 p.m at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Catherine Utzschneider (“MOVE! How Women Can Achieve Athletic Goals at Any Age”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Jonathan Strong ("More Light") and Sebastian Stuart ("Dead by Any Other Name") read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Alex Gilvarry (“From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

SATURDAY: Grace Lin ("Dumpling Days") reads at 1 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Scott Appleton (“Offspring”) reads at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Framingham … Howie Carr (“Hard Knocks”) reads at 3:30 p.m. at Book Ends, Winchester … Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman (“Why We Broke Up”) read at 4 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley (RSVP Requested at 781.431.1160 or kidevents@wellesleybooks.com)

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

Greater Boston author readings Jan. 8-14

Posted by guest January 5, 2012 10:14 AM

SUNDAY: Dr. Malissa Wood (“Smart at Heart”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop
… Brumonia Barry (“The Map of True Places”), Randy Susan Meyers (“The Murderer’s Daughters”), and Ilie Ruby (“The Language of Time”) read at 4 p.m. at Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset (tickets and information, 781-383-1348)

TUESDAY: Hank Phillipi Ryan (“Drive Time”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Flora Restaurant, 190 Mass. Ave., Arlington … Sophie Flack (“Bunheads”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Jessica Keener (“Night Swim”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

WEDNESDAY: William Gibson (“Distrust That Particular Flavor”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Coolide Corner Theater ($5 tickets through Brookline Booksmith)

THURSDAY: Tom Ryan (“Following Atticus”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Tom MacDonald (“The Charlestown Connection”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch of the BPL, 179 Main Street, Charlestown … Shalom Auslander (“Hope: A Tragedy”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

FRIDAY: John Barry ("Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

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

Boston Globe Bestsellers Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Posted by guest December 30, 2011 04:11 PM

"Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James is once again at the top of the bestseller list in hardcover fiction.

This week, "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson tops the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Tiger's Wife" byTéa Obreht is the bestseller in paperback fiction.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" has moved back up to the bestselling spot in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers Dec. 19-25

Posted by guest December 23, 2011 03:42 PM

"Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James is once again the leading bestseller in hardcover fiction.

Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" remains at the top of the hardcover nonfiction bestsellers list .

"The Tiger's Wife" by Téa Obreht continues to be the top selling title in paperback fiction.

Edmund de Waal's "The Hare with Amber Eyes" is still the paperback fiction bestseller.

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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 18-24

Posted by guest December 15, 2011 10:35 AM


TUESDAY: Paul J. Williams (“I Witness”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue … First and Last Word Poetry Reading Series, reading and open mic at 6:30 p.m. at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville ($4)

WEDNESDAY: Theoharis C. Theoharis leads a discussion of Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” at 7:30 p.m. at Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody

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

Greater Boston author readings Dec. 11-17

Posted by guest December 8, 2011 10:21 AM

DEC. 11: Jane Yolen ("Things to Say to a Dead Man: Poems") reads at 3 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham (7.50 tickets at www.backpagesbooks.com, 781-209-0631) … Concord Free Public Library’s Weekend Poetry Series, with comic poetry from five authors, at 3 p.m.

DEC. 12: Poets Rosanna Warren and David Yezzi read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3)

DEC 13: John McDonough (“Inside National Health Reform”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

DEC. 14: Saul Wisnia (“Fenway Park: The Centennial: 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

DEC. 15: Nell Irvin Painter (“The History of White People”) speaks at 6 p.m. at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Ann Hood, Lynne Barret, Colin Channer, Jon Clinch, and John Dufresne (“Blue Christmas”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Elaine Tammi and Karin A. Tammi (“Scallops: A New England Coastal Cookbook) read and demonstrate at 7 p.m. at Trident Booksellers & Café, 338 Newbury St. … Sophie Blackall (“Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

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


Greater Boston author readings Dec. 4-10

Posted by guest December 1, 2011 10:25 AM

SUNDAY: Lita Judge (“The Red Sled”) reads and signs at 1 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St, Winchester … Longfellow Neighborhood Council Oral History Project (“From the Heart of Cambridge: A Neighborhood Portrait”) discussion and signing at 2 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Bubbe and Avrom Honig (“Feed Me Bubbe: Recipe and Wisdom from America’s Favorite Online Grandmother”) read at 2 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin (“The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men”) read at 2 p.m., Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley … Tony Horwitz (“Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War”) speaks at 4 p.m. at Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset (tickets, call 781-383-1348)

MONDAY: Mindy Kaling (“Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? (And Other Concerns)”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge ($27 tickets include book purchase price at Harvard.com or (617) 661-1515) … Susan Bauer-Wu (“Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion, and Connectedness”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Meghan O’Rourke (“The Long Goodbye”) and poet Joanne Diaz (“The Lessons”) read at 8 p.m. at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3) … Dennis Lehane, Ben Mezrich and others sign books at the Hometown Authors Reception at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue ($35 admission includes refreshments) … Daniel Tobin (“Belated Heaven”) reads at 7 p.m. in the Harvard-Yenching Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Julie Colin (“A Cure for Emma”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

TUESDAY: Barnet Schecter (“George Washington’s America”) speaks at 6 p.m. at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … John Porcellino ("Thoreau at Walden") reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody Street, Waltham … Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (“Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Joshua Rubenstein (“Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Joanne Cheng (“Flour: Spectacular Recipes From Boston’s Flour Bakery + Café”) bakes and signs at 7:30 p.m. at Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston (rsvp to (781) 431-1160 or events@wellesleybooksmith.com)

WEDNESDAY: Jane Roy Brown (“One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St., Wellesley … “The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America's Most Trusted Cooking Magazine” presentation at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge ($5 tickets at Harvard.com or (617) 661-1515) … Sara Roy (“Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector”) reads at 6:15 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Gregory Maguire (“Out of Oz”) speaks at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Mary Lefkowitz (“Why We Can't Understand Greek Drama: Some Theological and Practical Considerations”) reads at 7 p.m. at Devlin Hall, Boston College

THURSDAY: Steven Pinker, Lois Lowry, Wendy Kaminer, and Steve Klienedler (“The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition”) speak at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Deborah Treisman (“The New Yorker” fiction editor) speaks with Aleksandar Hemon (“The Lazarus Project”) and Hilton Als at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Cinema, Wellesley … Author P. Gifford Longley (“Captive”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset … Maria Speck (“Ancient Grains for Modern Meals”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Bruce Irving (“New England Icons: Shaker Villages, Saltboxes, Stone Walls and Steeples”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

FRIDAY: Michele Lamont, Sheila Jasanoff, and Rebecca Lemov (“Social Knowledge in the Making”) read at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Mustafa Akyol (“Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop …

SATURDAY (December 10): Joseph Doolin (“South Boston Boy”) reads at 10:30 a.m. at the Curley Rec Room, L Street Bath House, Columbia Road … Frederic Wallace (“Framingham’s Civil War Hero: The Life of General George H. Gordon”) signs at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Framingham


Announcements must arrive at boston.globe.bookings@gmail.com at least two weeks before publication date. A complete listing of events is available online. Events are subject to change.

Boston Globe Bestsellers Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Posted by guest November 6, 2011 04:25 PM

Haruki Murakami's new book "1Q84" debuted on the bestseller list in the No. 1 spot in hardcover fiction.

In hardcover nonfiction, the new biography "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson placed at the top of the bestseller list.

"A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan is this week's bestseller in paperback fiction.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" remains at the top of the list in paperback nonfiction.


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Boston Globe Bestsellers Oct. 24-30

Posted by guest October 30, 2011 12:00 AM

"The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes is the new hardcover fiction bestseller.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" was the top seller in hardcover nonfiction this week.

"A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan was the highest selling paperback fiction book.

The paperback nonfiction bestseller was, once again, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

See full list below.

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Greater Boston author readings Oct. 9-15

Posted by guest October 6, 2011 09:38 AM

SUNDAY: Alice Hoffman reads from “The Dovekeeper,” at 4 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Leila Sales discusses “Past Perfect,” at 2 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Sarah Brannen reads from “The Pig Scramble,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Barbara Walsh signs “Sammy in the Sky” and “August Gale,” from noon to 2 p.m., at Book Rack, 52 State St., Newburyport.

MONDAY: Dava Sobel discusses “A More Perfect Heaven,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515.

TUESDAY: Alison Weir discusses “Mary Boleyn,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Jeremy Ben Ami discusses “A New Voice for Israel,” at 7:30 p.m., at the BU Center for Digital Imaging Arts, 274 Moody St., Waltham … Kent Greenfield discusses “The Myth of Choice,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Carl Carlsen leads a discussion of Frank O’Hara’s “Lunch Poems,” at 10:30 a.m., at Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody; to register, call 978-531-0100 x10 or visit www.peabodylibrary.org … Siddhartha Deb discusses “The Beautiful and the Damned,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Jon Katz discusses “Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die,” at 7 p.m., at Morse Institute Library, 14 Central St., Natick … Alice and Philip Shabecoff discuss “Poisoned for Profit,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley.

WEDNESDAY: Tom Ryan (“Following Atticus”) speaks at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Lily Tuck (“I Married You for Happiness”) and Christina Shea (“Smuggled”) read at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Maria Tatar discusses “The Annotated Peter Pan,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Poet Angela O’Donnell reads at 5 p.m., at Bentley University, 175 Forest St., Waltham … Ralph Engelman discusses “Friendlyvision” at 6 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Michael Hais and Morley Winograd (“Millennial Momentum”) sign books at 1:45 p.m. and speak at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Bernice McFadden (“Glorious,” “The Warmest December”) reads at 6 p.m., in the Bright Family Screening Froom, Paramount Center, 559 Washington St.

THURSDAY: Russell Banks (“Lost Memory of Skin”) speaks at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5) … Angela Gerst reads from “A Crack in Everything,” at 7 p.m., at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Catherine Willis discusses “Boston Public Library,” at 6:30 p.m., at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. … Karen Szklany Gault discusses “The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries,” at 6:30 p.m., at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St. … Tayari Jones reads from “The Silver Sparrow,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … The Harvard Square Coop holds a 6 p.m. book launch reception for “Explore Harvard” … Nick Trout (“Ever By My Side”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass. Ave., Lexington … Kenneth Oppel reads from “This Dark Endeavor,” at 4 p.m., and Rama K. Ramaswamy reads from “Coming Full Circle,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Stephen Puleo discusses “City So Grand,” at 7:30 p.m., at Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham … Joseph Marr Cronin discusses “Reforming Boston Schools, 1930 to the Present,” at 5:30 p.m., at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gutman Library Reading Room, Appian Way, Cambridge … Barbara Walsh reads from “August Gale,” at 6 p.m., at Andover Book Store, 89R Main St., Andover … Lesley Bannatyne discusses “Halloween Nation,” at 7:30 p.m., at Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., Charlestown.

FRIDAY: Dubravka Ugresic discusses “Karaoke Culture,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Stephen Mitchell discusses his new translation of Homer’s “Iliad,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Marcella Pixley reads from “Without Tess,” at 4 p.m., at Concord Bookshop.

SATURDAY: The third annual Boston Book Festival takes place all day at locations in Copley Square; for complete information, visit www.bostonbookfest.org … Henry Rollins discusses “Occupants,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Children’s author Laurie Isop reads from “How Do You Hug a Porcupine?” at 3:30 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Paul Harding and Jaed Coffin read at the Tannery Series Halloween event, “As I Lay Dying,” at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport.


Announcements must arrive at globebookmaking@hotmail.com two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change.



Boston Globe Bestsellers Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Posted by guest October 3, 2011 05:36 PM

"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern is the new hardcover fiction bestseller.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" is now the top seller in hardcover nonfiction.

This week's paperback fiction bestseller is, once again, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.

"Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff is the top selling paperback nonfiction book this week.


See full lists below.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers Sept. 19-25

Posted by guest September 25, 2011 03:27 PM

"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern is the new hardcover fiction bestseller.

This week's top seller in hardcover nonfiction is "Jacqueline Kennedy" by Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss.

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett remains as the longstanding bestselling paperback fiction book.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is this week's top-seller in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers Sept. 12 - 18.

Posted by guest September 16, 2011 03:07 PM

"The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach is the top selling hardcover fiction book this week.

Thomas L. Friedman's "That Used to Be Us" is the hardcover nonfiction bestseller this week.

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett continues to hold its longstanding top spot in paperback fiction.

The bestselling paperback nonfiction book this week is "Let's Take the Long Way Home" by Gail Caldwell.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers Aug 22-28

Posted by guest August 26, 2011 02:58 PM

Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder" holds steady as No. 1 bestseller in hardcover fiction.

"Bossypants," by Tina Fey is top in hardcover nonfiction sales this week.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" continues to reign as the bestseller in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot remains in the bestselling position for paperback nonfiction.

For full lists see below.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers Aug. 15-21

Posted by guest August 19, 2011 03:58 PM

"State of Wonder," by Ann Patchett remains as the hardcover fiction bestseller.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" has moved up to the top-selling spot in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help" by Katherine Stockett tightly grasps its position as top paperback fiction bestseller.

Rebecca Skloot's "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is still the bestseller in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers Aug. 8-14

Posted by guest August 12, 2011 06:44 PM

"State of Wonder," by Ann Patchett maintains the top bestseller position in hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" is the hardcover nonfiction top seller this week.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett is once again, by far, the top bestseller in paperback fiction this week.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" tightly holds the top selling spot in paperback nonfiction.


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Boston Globe Bestsellers July 25-31

Posted by guest July 29, 2011 04:10 PM

"A Dance With Dragons," the latest from George R. R. Martin. reaches the No. 1 spot in hardcover fiction.

Erik Larson's "In the Garden of Beasts" is the top-selling hardcover nonfiction book this week.

Katheryn Stockett's "The Help" holds the bestseller place in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot maintains its place as the top bestselling title in paperback nonfiction.


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Boston Globe Bestsellers July 11-July 17

Posted by guest July 15, 2011 04:29 PM

"Maine" by Courtney Sullivan is the top bestseller in hardcover fiction this week, beating out Patchett's "State of Wonder."

David McCullough's "Greater Journey" is the greatest hardcover nonfiction book this week.

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett moved back up to the top paperback fiction spot.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" maintains the bestseller position in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, July 3-July 10

Posted by guest July 9, 2011 05:37 PM

"State of Wonder" by Ann Pachette continues to hold the top bestseller spot in hardcover fiction.

This week, David McCullough's "Greater Journey" ties with "In the Garden of Beasts" By Erik Larson for hardcover fiction bestseller.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" moved down to the number two bestseller this week in paperback fiction, and "A Visit From the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan was the biggest seller.

"The Immortal Life," by Henrietta Slacks remains in the paperback nonfiction bestseller place.

For full lists, see below.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, July 3-July 10

Posted by guest July 9, 2011 05:37 PM

"State of Wonder" by Ann Pachette continues to hold the top bestseller spot in hardcover fiction.

This week, David McCullough's "Greater Journey" ties with "In the Garden of Beasts" By Erik Larson for hardcover fiction bestseller.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" moved down to the number two bestseller this week in paperback fiction, and "A Visit From the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan was the biggest seller.

"The Immortal Life," by Henrietta Slacks remains in the paperback nonfiction bestseller place.

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Boston Globe bestsellers June 26-July 3

Posted by guest July 1, 2011 02:48 PM

Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder" remains in the number one spot in hardcover fiction.

"Greater Journey," by David McCullough, holds on to the top position in hardcover nonfiction.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" keeps on conquering the paperback fiction bestsellers.

And it appears as if "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, will never leave number one in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, June 19-June 26

Posted by guest June 24, 2011 12:05 PM

Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder" holds on to the number one spot in hardcover fiction.

"Greater Journey," by David McCullough, jumps to the top spot in hardcover nonfiction.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" continues to dominate the paperback fiction bestsellers.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot sits steady at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, June 12-June 19

Posted by guest June 17, 2011 12:00 PM

Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder" knocks "Caleb's Crossing" out of top spot in hardcover fiction this week.

"Bossypants," by Tina Fey regains number one status in hardcover nonfiction.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" continues to dominate the paperback fiction bestsellers.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot holds steady at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, June 5-June 12

Posted by guest June 10, 2011 12:00 PM

"Caleb's Crossing," by Geraldine Brooks holds on to the top spot in hardcover fiction this week.

David McCullough's "Greater Journey" knocks "Bossypants" down to second place in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett, stays at number one in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot continues to lead paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, May 29-June 5

Posted by guest June 3, 2011 12:05 PM

"Caleb's Crossing," by Geraldine Brooks holds on to the top spot in hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" continues its weeks-long run at the top of hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett, takes number one in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot once again leads paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, May 22-May 29

Posted by guest May 27, 2011 11:47 AM

"Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks, leads hardcover fiction this week.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" holds onto the top spot in hardcover nonfiction for another week in a row.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett, and "A Visit from the Goon Squad," by Jennifer Egan, tie for first in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, continues to lead paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, May 15-May 22

Posted by guest May 20, 2011 12:00 PM

"The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: Throne of Fire," by Rick Riordan ties for first with "Caleb’s Crossing," by Geraldine Brooks in hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" continues to dominate hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett regains the top spot in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot once again leads paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, May 8-May 15

Posted by guest May 13, 2011 11:37 AM

"The Tiger's Wife," by by Tea Obreht holds onto the top spot in hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" remains in the lead on our hardcover nonfiction list.

"A Visit from the Goon Squad," by Jennifer Egan jumps up to the top in paperback fiction.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" continues to lead paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, May 1-May 8

Posted by guest May 6, 2011 12:00 PM

"The Tiger's Wife," by Tea Obreit, nudges David Foster Wallace's "The Pale King" out of the number one slot this week in hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" continues to lead hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett once again tops paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, keeps on trouncing the competition in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, April 24-May 1

Posted by guest April 29, 2011 11:16 AM

"The Pale King," by David Foster Wallace, holds onto the No. 1 spot in hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" also maintains its lead on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett and "A Visit from the Goon Squad," by Jennifer Egan, tie for first in paperback fiction.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" continues to dominate in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, April 17-April 24

Posted by guest April 22, 2011 11:13 AM

"The Pale King," by the late David Foster Wallace, tops hardcover fiction this week.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" holds onto the No. 1 spot for another week in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett, leads paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, continues at the top of our paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, April 10-April 17

Posted by guest April 15, 2011 11:52 AM

"The Tiger's Wife," by Tea Obreht, tops hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants," dominates in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett leads paperback fiction this week.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, once again tops paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, April 3-April 10

Posted by guest April 8, 2011 11:40 AM

"The Troubled Man," by Henning Mankell, snags the lead in hardcover fiction.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" sits at the top of hardcover nonfiction.

"The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman, regains the number one slot in paperback fiction.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" continues to dominate paperback nonfiction.

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Boston bestsellers, March 27-April 3

Posted by guest April 1, 2011 10:15 AM

Téa Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife" remains the leader in hardcover fiction.

"The Social Animal," by David Brooks, once again, takes first in hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, continues its run at number one in paperback fiction.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" continues to lead paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, March 20-March 27

Posted by guest March 25, 2011 11:48 AM

Téa Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife" moves up to the top spot in hardcover fiction.

"The Social Animal," by David Brooks, remains in the lead for hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, sits at number one in paperback fiction after placing in second last week.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" continues to lead paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, March 13-March 20

Posted by guest March 18, 2011 12:00 PM

"A Discovery of Witches," by Deborah E. Harkness, remains in the lead on the hardcover fiction list this week.

David Brooks' "The Social Animal" tops hardcover nonfiction.

"The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman, takes the number one spot in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, takes the lead in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, March 6-March 13

Posted by guest March 11, 2011 11:00 AM

"A Discovery of Witches," by Deborah E. Harkness, keeps the top spot in hardcover fiction.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" takes the lead in hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, snags the number one spot in paperback fiction.

"The Big Short," by Michael Lewis, tops paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, Feb. 27- March 6

Posted by guest March 4, 2011 03:40 PM

"A Discovery of Witches," by Deborah E. Harkness continues to sit at the top of hardcover fiction this week.

Senator Scott Brown's autobiography, "Against All Odds," tops the hardcover nonfiction list this week.

In paperback fiction, we've got Tom Rachman's "The Imperfectionists" coming out in the lead.

Patti Smith's "Just Kids" returns to the number one spot in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, Feb. 20-Feb. 27

Posted by guest February 25, 2011 10:59 AM

"A Discovery of Witches," by Deborah E. Harkness, leads hardcover fiction this week.

Stacy Schiff's "Cleopatra" remains at the top of hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, snags the lead in paperback fiction.

"The Big Short," by Michael Lewis, tops paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, Feb. 13-Feb. 20

Posted by guest February 18, 2011 12:21 PM

Karen Russell's "Swamplandia!" nabs the top spot in hardcover fiction this week.

"Cleopatra," by Stacy Schiff regains the lead in hardcover nonfiction.

Tom Rachman's "The Imperfectionists" leads paperback fiction.

"Just Kids," by Patti Smith, moves back to the top of paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, Feb. 6-Feb. 13

Posted by guest February 11, 2011 11:01 AM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," by Stieg Larsson, snags the top spot on this week's hardcover fiction list.

Amy Chua's "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," leads the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, sits at number one in paperback fiction.

"The Big Short," by Michael Lewis, comes out in the lead on our paperback nonfiction list this week.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 30-Feb. 6

Posted by guest February 4, 2011 12:00 PM

"Freedom," by Jonathan Franzen reclaims the top spot in hardcover fiction.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken," jumps to the top of hardcover nonfiction.

"The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman moves up to head the paperback fiction list.

"Just Kids," by Patti Smith, continues to dominate the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 23-Jan. 30

Posted by guest January 28, 2011 02:34 PM

Stieg Larsson's "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" remains on top of the hardcover fiction list this week.

Amy Chua's runaway hit "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" leads hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, takes the top spot in paperback fiction.

"Just Kids," by Patti Smith, continues to lead the paperback nonfiction chart.

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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 16-Jan. 23

Posted by guest January 21, 2011 12:33 PM

Stieg Larsson's "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," retakes the top spot on the hardcover fiction list.

"Cleopatra," by Stacy Schiff, continues to lead hardcover nonfiction.

"The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman, reached the top of the paperback fiction list.

Patti Smith's "Just Kids" continues to hold the number one spot in paperback nonfiction.

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Pearlman's latest off to strong start

Posted by guest January 17, 2011 08:07 AM

By Jan Gardner
Globe Correspondent

Brookline author Edith Pearlman’s fourth collection of short stories is off to an auspicious start with rave reviews on both coasts.
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On the front page of The New York Times Book Review, Roxana Robinson writes, “Why in the world had I never heard of Edith Pearlman? … It certainly isn’t the fault of her writing, which is intelligent, perceptive, funny and quite beautiful as demonstrated in ‘Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories.’”
Reviewer David Ulin in the Los Angeles Times takes a similar tack, expressing “the great joy of discovering her [Pearlman], the thrill of coming upon a writer with an eye, and a command of language, so acute.”
In a phone interview on Friday, the self-effacing Pearlman said the pleasure boils down to this: “Every time I have a story published, it gives me permission to keep writing.” She also said, “I am incredibly grateful to the little magazines that have kept me going for decades. They are a wonderful asset to American literature.”
Pearlman, 74, has published 250 stories and essays, the first drafts composed on a manual typewriter. Coming from a line of long-lived forebears, Pearlman said she figures she is “about mid-career.”

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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 9-Jan. 16

Posted by guest January 14, 2011 11:23 AM

Emma Donoghue's "Room" beat out Stieg Larsson's "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" for the top spot in hardcover fiction this week.

"Cleopatra," by Stacy Schiff, once again dominates the hardcover nonfiction list.

Abraham Verghese's "Cutting for Stone" remains in the lead of the paperback fiction list.

Patti Smith's "Just Kids," continues to head the paperback nonfiction list.


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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 2-Jan. 9

Posted by guest January 7, 2011 03:14 PM

Stieg Larsson's "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" leads in hardcover fiction this week, knocking "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk," out of the top spot.

"Cleopatra" by Stacy Schiff continues its tenure at the top in hardcover nonfiction.

Abraham Verghese's "Cutting for Stone" remains in the lead of the paperback fiction list.

"Just Kids" by Patti Smith holds onto the number one spot in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe bestsellers Dec. 26-Jan. 2

Posted by guest January 3, 2011 12:00 PM

David Sedaris leads the hardcover fiction list with "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk,'' replacing Jonathan Franzen's ''Freedom.''

"Cleopatra" by Stacy Schiff still reigns in hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese stays on top of the paperback fiction list.

Patti Smith's "Just Kids" replaces Alexandra Horowitz's "Inside of a Dog" in paperback nonfiction.

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Hardcover fiction

1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
By David Sedaris. Little, Brown.

2. Freedom
By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

3. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

4. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

5. Moonlight Mile
By Dennis Lehane. William Morrow.

6. Luka and the Fire of Life
By Salman Rushdie. Random House.

7. The Confession
By John Grisham. Doubleday.

8. An Object of Beauty
By Steve Martin. Grand Central.

9. Room (tie)
By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

2. Life
By Keith Richards. Little, Brown.

3. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

4. Earth (The Book)
By Jon Stewart. Grand Central.

5. The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
By Mark Twain. University of California.

6. Decision Points
By George W. Bush. Crown.

7. The Warmth of Other Suns
By Isabel Wilkerson. Random House.

8. I Remember Nothing (tie)
By Nora Ephron. Knopf.

8. Decoded
By Jay-Z. Spiegel & Grau.

8. At Home
By Bill Bryson. Doubleday.


Paperback fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

2. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

3. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

4. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
By Helen Simonson. Random House.

5. The Best American Short Stories 2010
Edited by Richard Russo. Mariner.

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

7. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

8. The Art of Racing in the Rain
By Garth Stein. Harper.

9. House Rules
By Jodi Picoult. Washington Square.

10. The Girl who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.


Paperback nonfiction

1. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

2. What the Dog Saw
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

3. The Book of Basketball
By Bill Simmons. ESPN.

4. Inside of a Dog
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

5. Where Men Win Glory
By Jon Krakauer. Anchor.

6. Eat, Pray, Love (tie)
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

6. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

8. 100 Things Celtics Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
By Donald Hubbard. Triumph.

9. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2011 (tie)
By Old Farmer’s Almanac. OFA.

9. Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Harper Perennial.


Source: Boston-area bookstores


Boston Globe Bestsellers: Dec. 19-26

Posted by guest December 27, 2010 04:05 PM

Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" topped the hardcover fiction list.

"Cleopatra" continues its strong showing with another victory on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Cutting for Stone" is the top paperback fiction seller.

"Inside of a Dog," which has been consistently sparring with Patti Smith's "Just Kids," prevailed this week in the battle for the best-selling spot in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers Dec. 12-19

Posted by guest December 17, 2010 03:22 PM

"Freedom" returned to the top of the hardcover fiction list.

"Cleopatra" triumphed in hardcover nonfiction.

"Little Bee" enjoyed a dramatic jump in popularity this past week and claimed the top spot in paperback fiction.

"Inside of a Dog" prevailed in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Dec. 5-Dec. 12

Posted by guest December 10, 2010 12:19 PM

"Luka and the Fire of Life " is the top seller in hardcover fiction.

"Cleopatra" prevailed over Keith Richards's "Life" in hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone" stayed atop the paperback fiction list.

"Just Kids" remained the top paperback nonfiction seller.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Nov.28-Dec. 5

Posted by guest December 3, 2010 05:27 PM

"Moonlight Mile" is the top hardcover fiction seller.

"Life" topped the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Cutting for Stone" was the best paperback fiction seller.

"Just Kids" prevailed in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Nov. 21-28

Posted by guest November 26, 2010 05:06 PM

Dennis Lehane's "Moonlight Mile" remains the top hardcover fiction seller.

"Life," by Keith Richards, returned to the top spot in hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone" topped the paperback fiction list.

"Inside of a Dog" was the top paperback nonfiction seller.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Nov. 14-21

Posted by guest November 19, 2010 03:18 PM

"Moonlight Mile" remains the highest selling book in hardcover fiction.

George W. Bush's memoir "Decision Points" tops the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Finkler Question" is the top paperback fiction seller.

"Eat, Pray, Love" is again at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Nov. 7-14

Posted by guest November 12, 2010 01:53 PM

Dennis Lehane's new novel "Moonlight Mile" tops the hardcover fiction list.

Keith Richards's "Life" remains the best hardcover nonfiction seller.

"Cutting for Stone" returned to its intermittent place atop the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" returned to the top spot in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct.31-Nov. 7

Posted by guest November 5, 2010 05:11 PM

"The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" returned to the top of the hardcover fiction list.

"Life," by Keith Richards, debuted as the best hardcover nonfiction seller.

"The Finkler Question" made the top spot in paperback fiction.

"Stones into Schools" replaced "Eat, Pray, Love," as the best paperback nonfiction seller.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct. 24-31

Posted by guest October 29, 2010 02:14 PM

"Freedom" held on to the number one position in hardcover fiction.

"At Home" topped the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Cutting for Stone" was the best paperback fiction seller.

"The Accidental Billionaires" usurped "Eat, Pray, Love" at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct. 17-24

Posted by guest October 22, 2010 04:15 PM

Newcomer "Our Kind of Traitor" tops the hardcover fiction list.

"At Home" is the best hardcover nonfiction seller.

"Cutting for Stone" earns the top spot in paperback fiction.

"Eat, Pray, Love" is still the best seller in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct. 10-17

Posted by guest October 15, 2010 03:15 PM

"Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" is the highest hardcover fiction seller.

"Earth (The Book)" topped hardcover nonfiction sales.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" returned to the top of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" is still the best paperback nonfiction seller.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct. 3-10

Posted by guest October 8, 2010 11:52 AM

"Freedom" remains the best hardcover fiction seller.

"Earth (The Book)" is still at the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Little Bee" has usurped Stieg Larsson's longtime hold on the top paperback fiction spot, which has recently been held by "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and/or "The Girl who Played with Fire."

"Eat, Pray, Love" is still the top paperback fiction seller.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Posted by guest October 1, 2010 03:03 PM

"Freedom" remains the best seller in the hardcover nonfiction category.

TV personality Jon Stewart's "Earth (The Book)" is the top seller in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Girl who Played with Fire" and "Cutting for Stone" are tied for the top spot in paperback fiction.

"Eat, Pray, Love" is still the best seller in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Sept. 19-26

Posted by guest September 24, 2010 04:41 PM

"Freedom" remains the top hardcover fiction seller.

"The Grand Design" holds its position at the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is still the top paperback fiction seller.

Rounding out a week of little change at the top of the lists, "Eat, Pray, Love" is the top paperback nonfiction seller.


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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Sept. 13-19

Posted by guest September 17, 2010 03:23 PM

Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" remains the top hardcover fiction seller.

Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodindow's newcomer "The Grand Design" enjoyed the best hardcover nonfiction sales.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is still at the top of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love," likewise, remains the best seller in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers Sept. 6-13

Posted by guest September 9, 2010 06:17 PM

Jonathan Franzen's widely anticipated "Freedom" is the top hardcover fiction seller, and was also the individual top seller at every bookstore polled.

Gail Caldwell's "Let's Take the Long Way Home" and "The Big Short" share the best-selling position on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo" tops the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" retains its position as the top paperback nonfiction seller.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: August 30-September 5

Posted by guest September 3, 2010 03:24 PM

"The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is again the top hardcover fiction seller.

Gail Caldwell's "Let's Take the Long Way Home" has recovered from a sharp drop in standing to again occupy the top hardcover nonfiction spot.

"The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl who Played With Fire" are tied at the top of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" retains its position as the top paperback nonfiction seller.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: August 22-August 29

Posted by guest August 27, 2010 04:40 PM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" remains the top hardcover fiction seller.

"The Big Short" and "Born to Run" share the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" remains just ahead of its sequel in the paperback fiction sales race.

"Eat, Pray, Love" maintains a strong lead in paperback nonfiction sales.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: August 16-August 22

Posted by guest August 20, 2010 04:30 PM

"The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is again the top hardcover fiction seller.

Former Globe staff critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell tops the hardcover nonfiction list with her new book "Let's Take the Long Way Home."

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remains the top paperback fiction seller.

"Eat, Pray, Love," by Elizabeth Gilbert, is still at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: August 9-August 15

Posted by guest August 13, 2010 03:18 PM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" remains the leader in hardcover fiction sales.

"Medium Raw" is the top seller in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is again at the top of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" perhaps supported by the coming release of a movie adaptation, remains unshakable at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers: August 9-August 15

Posted by guest August 13, 2010 03:18 PM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" remains the leader in hardcover fiction sales.

"Medium Raw" is the top seller in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is again at the top of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" perhaps supported by the coming release of a movie adaptation, remains unshakable at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, August 1-August 8

Posted by guest July 30, 2010 04:29 PM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is again the top hardcover fiction seller.

"Medium Raw" leads in hardcover nonfiction sales.

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played With Fire" tie for the top spot in paperback fiction, further showing Stieg Larsson's current dominance of fiction sales.

"Eat, Pray, Love" has made its way back to the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, July 26-August 1

Posted by guest July 26, 2010 02:50 PM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" yet again triumphs on the hardcover fiction list.

"The Big Short" returns to the top spot, after a week-long hiatus, in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remains at the head of the paperback fiction list.

"Lit" replaces "Eat, Pray, Love" in paperback nonfiction.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, July 18-July 25

Posted by guest July 16, 2010 04:52 PM

Other books have yet again failed to kick "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" out of the top spot in hardcover fiction.

"Medium Raw" supplants "The Big Short" at the head of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" still holds the number one spot in paperback fiction.

"Eat, Pray, Love" remains the top paperback nonfiction seller.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, July 11-July 18

Posted by guest July 9, 2010 04:15 PM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest" again tops the hardcover fiction list.

"The Big Short" stands tall for another week at the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" shows no signs of budging from the paperback fiction top spot.

"Eat, Pray, Love" remains the winner in paperback nonfiction, rounding out a week of little change.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, July 4-July 10

Posted by guest July 2, 2010 04:22 PM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" remains king of the hardcover fiction realm.

"The Big Short" holds the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" stays strong at the front of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" knocks "Zeitoun" to second place on the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, June 27-July 3

Posted by guest June 25, 2010 12:39 PM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" holds firm at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list.

"The Big Short" returns to the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remains atop the paperback fiction list.

"Zeitoun" debuts at No. 1 on the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, June 20-June 26

Posted by guest June 18, 2010 11:14 AM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" settles in at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list for the third consecutive week.

"The Big Short" sticks around at No.1 on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" holds firm at No. 1 on the paperback fiction list, with "Tinkers" still close behind at No. 2.

"The Black Swan" shoots back to the top of the fickle paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, June 13-June 19

Posted by guest June 14, 2010 11:23 AM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" dominated the hardcover fiction list for a second consecutive week.

"The Big Short" returns to No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list. Sebastian Junger's "War," last week's No. 1, drops down to third.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" maintains its control over the paperback fiction list, but the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Tinkers" creeps up to No. 2.

"Eat, Pray, Love" returns for a second week atop the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, June 6-June 12

Posted by guest June 4, 2010 03:42 PM

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" debuts at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list.

Sebastian Junger's "War" surges to the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remains No. 1 on the paperback fiction list, giving the late Stieg Larsson control over both fiction lists.

"Eat, Pray, Love" tops the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, May 30-June 5

Posted by guest May 28, 2010 11:34 AM

Lee Child's crime thriller "61 Hours" knocks "The Help" out of the No. 1 spot on the hardcover fiction list.

"Women Food and God" returns for a second consecutive week atop the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" spends another week at No. 1 on the paperback fiction list.

"Food Rules" returns to the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, May 23-May 29

Posted by guest May 21, 2010 10:21 AM

"The Help" once again takes the top spot on the hardcover fiction list.

"Women Food and God" unseats "The Big Short" atop the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remains atop the paperback fiction list.

"The Black Swan" shoots to No. 1 on the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, May 16-May 22

Posted by guest May 14, 2010 12:24 PM

"The Help" remains entrenched at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list.

"The Big Short" continues its reign at No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire" stay firm at Nos. 1 and 2, continuing the late Stieg Larsson's double domination of the paperback fiction list.

"Mennonite in a Little Black Dress" returns to the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, May 9-May 15

Posted by guest May 7, 2010 03:15 PM
"The Help" holds firm atop the hardcover fiction list.

"The Big Short" stays at No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" returns to No. 1 on the paperback fiction list, knocking "The Girl Who Played with Fire" back to No. 2.

"The Gardner Heist" surges to No. 1 on the paperback nonfiction list.

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Boston Globe Bestsellers, May 2-May 8

Posted by guest April 30, 2010 11:26 AM
"The Help" holds steady at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list.

"The Big Short" once again sits atop the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" swap places but repeat their one-two finish atop the paperback fiction list.

"Mennonite in a Little Black Dress" debuts at No. 1 on the paperback nonfiction list.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, March 7-March 13

Posted by guest March 5, 2010 12:29 PM
1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

2. The Man from Beijing
By Henning Mankell. Knopf.

3. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

4. Union Atlantic
By Adam Haslett. Nan A. Talese.

5. Split Image
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.

6. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
By Cathleen Schine. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

7. Worst Case
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.

8. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God
By Rebecca Goldstein. Pantheon.

9. Fantasy in Death
By J.D. Robb. Putnam.

10. Black Magic Sanction
By Kim Harrison. Eos.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Feb. 28-March 6

Posted by guest February 26, 2010 11:57 AM
1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

2. The Man from Beijing
By Henning Mankell. Knopf.

3. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
By Cathleen Schine. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

4. The Last Olympian
By Rick Riordan. Disney Hyperion.

5. Shadow Tag
By Louise Erdrich. Harper.

6. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

7. The Lost Symbol
By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

8. Union Atlantic
By Adam Haslett. Nan A. Talese.

9. Worst Case
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.

10. Secrets of Eden
By Chris Bohjalian. Shaye Areheart.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Feb. 21-Feb. 27

Posted by guest February 18, 2010 12:00 PM
1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

2. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

3. Shadow Tag
By Louise Erdrich. Harper.

4. Where the God of Love Hangs Out
By Amy Bloom. Random House.

5. Worst Case
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.

6. The Postmistress
By Sarah Blake. Putnam.

7. The Lost Symbol
By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

8. Sweet Little Lies
By Lauren Conrad. HarperCollins.

9. Union Atlantic
By Adam Haslett. Nan A. Talese.

10. The Last Olympian
By Rick Riordan. Disney Hyperion.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Feb. 14-Feb. 20

Posted by guest February 12, 2010 01:48 PM
1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

2. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

3. Shadow Tag
By Louise Erdrich. Harper.

4. Worst Case
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.

5. Point Omega
By Don DeLillo. Scribner.

6. Flirt
By Laurell K. Hamilton. Berkley.

7. Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

8. The Lost Symbol
By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

9. Where the God of Love Hangs Out
By Amy Bloom. Random House.

10. Secrets of Eden
By Chris Bohjalian. Shaye Areheart.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Feb. 7-Feb. 13

Posted by guest February 5, 2010 03:13 PM

1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

 

2. The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

 

3. Breaking Dawn

By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.

 

4. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

 

5. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

 

6. The Swan Thieves

By Elizabeth Kostova. Little, Brown.

 

7. Noah's Compass

By Anne Tyler. Knopf.

 

8. Bloodroot

By Amy Greene. Knopf.

 

9. A Gate at the Stairs

By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

 

10. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God

By Rebecca Goldstein. Pantheon.


Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Posted by guest January 29, 2010 03:42 PM

1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

 

2. The Swan Thieves

By Elizabeth Kostova. Little, Brown.

 

3. The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

 

4. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

 

5. Noah's Compass

By Anne Tyler. Knopf.

 

6. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God

By Rebecca Goldstein. Pantheon.

 

7. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

 

8. A Gate at the Stairs

By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

 

9. Where the God of Love Hangs Out

By Amy Bloom. Random House.

 

10. Half Broke Horses

By Jeannette Walls. Scribner.


Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Jan. 24-Jan. 30

Posted by guest January 21, 2010 09:53 AM

1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.


2. The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.


3. Noah’s Compass

By Anne Tyler. Knopf.

 

4. Too Much Happiness

By Alice Munro. Knopf.


5. The Swan Thieves

By Elizabeth Kostova. Little, Brown.


6. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.


7. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.


8. The First Rule

By Robert Crais. Putnam.


9. I, Alex Cross

By James Patterson. Little, Brown.


10. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God

By Rebecca Goldstein. Pantheon.


Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Jan. 17-Jan. 23

Posted by guest January 14, 2010 10:42 AM

1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

 

2. Noah's Compass

By Anne Tyler. Knopf.

 

3. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

 

4. The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

 

5. Too Much Happiness

By Alice Munro. Knopf.

 

6. Breaking Dawn

By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.

 

7. The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper.

 

8. A Short History of Women

By Kate Walbert. Scribner.

 

9. A Gate at the Stairs

By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

 

10. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.


Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Jan. 10-Jan. 16

Posted by guest January 7, 2010 11:20 AM

1. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.


2. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

 

3. The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

 

4. Too Much Happiness

By Alice Munro. Knopf.

 

5. I, Alex Cross

By James Patterson. Little, Brown.

 

6. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

 

7. U is for Undertow

By Sue Grafton. Putnam.

 

8. A Gate at the Stairs

By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

 

9. Pirate Latitudes

By Michael Crichton. Harper.

 

10. Day After Night

By Anita Diamant. Scribner.


Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Jan. 3-Jan. 9

Posted by guest December 31, 2009 01:34 PM

1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

 

2. Too Much Happiness

By Alice Munro. Knopf.

 

3. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

 

4. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

 

5. The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper.

 

6. I, Alex Cross

By James Patterson. Little, Brown.

 

7. A Gate at the Stairs

By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

 

8. Under the Dome

By Stephen King. Scribner.

 

9. Pirate Latitudes

By Michael Crichton. Harper.

 

10. The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.


Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Dec. 20-26

Posted by guest December 18, 2009 03:44 PM

1. The Help

 

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam

 

2. The Lacuna

 

By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper

 

3. Wolf Hall

 

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt

 

4. The Lost Symbol

 

By Dan Brown. Doubleday

 

5. Too Much Happiness

 

By Alice Munro. Knopf

 

6. U is for Undertow

 

By Sue Grafton. Putnam

 

7. The Girl Who Played with Fire

 

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf

  

8. Pirate Latitudes

 

By Michael Crichton. Harper

 

 

9. Under the Dome

 

By Stephen King. Scribner.

  

10. A Gate at the Stairs

 

By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

 

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Dec. 13-19

Posted by guest December 11, 2009 11:48 AM

1. The Help

 

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam

2. Too Much Happiness

 

By Alice Munro. Knopf

3. The Lost Symbol

 

By Dan Brown. Doubleday

 

4. U is for Undertow

 

By Sue Grafton. Putnam

5. Wolf Hall

 

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt

6. Breaking Dawn

 

By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown

7. Pirate Latitudes

 

By Michael Crichton. Harper

8. The Lacuna

 

By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper

9. I, Alex Cross

 

By James Patterson. Little, Brown

10. The Girl Who Played with Fire

 

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf

 

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

 

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Dec. 6-12

Posted by guest December 8, 2009 12:19 PM

1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

2. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

3. Too Much Happiness

By Alice Munro. Knopf.

4. Pirate Latitudes

By Michael Crichton. Harper.

5. The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper.

6. I, Alex Cross

By James Patterson. Little, Brown.

7. Let the Great World Spin

By Colum McCann. Random.

8. Last Night in Twisted River

By John Irving. Random.

9. Under the Dome

By Stephen King. Scribner.

10. The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Posted by guest November 25, 2009 04:28 PM

1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

2. The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper.

3. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

4. Under the Dome

By Stephen King. Scribner.

5. I, Alex Cross

By James Patterson. Little, Brown.

6. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

7. Too Much Happiness

By Alice Munro. Knopf.

8. Ford County

By John Grisham. Doubleday.

9. The Scarpetta Factor

By Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.

10.The Original of Laura

By Vladimir Nabokov. Knopf.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 22-28

Posted by guest November 20, 2009 12:34 PM

1. The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper.

2. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

3. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

4. Under the Dome

By Stephen King. Scribner.

5. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

By Jeff Kinney. Amulet Books.

7. Last Night in Twisted River

By John Irving. Random House.

8. The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

9. The Museum of Innocence

By Orhan Pamuk. Knopf.

10. The Children’s Book

By A.S. Byatt. Knopf.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 15-21

Posted by guest November 13, 2009 12:50 PM

1. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

2. The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper.

3. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

4. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

5. Last Night in Twisted River

By John Irving. Random House.

6. The Gathering Storm

By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Tor Books.

7. The Museum of Innocence

By Orhan Pamuk. Knopf.

8. Ford County

By John Grisham. Doubleday.

9. Kindred In Death

By J.D. Robb. Putnam.

10. True Blue

By David Baldacci. Grand Central.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 8-14

Posted by guest November 6, 2009 12:56 PM

1. The Gathering Storm

By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Tor Books.

2. Last Night in Twisted River

By John Irving. Random House.

3. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

4. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

6. Tempted

By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. St. Martin’s.

7. A Gate at the Stairs

By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

8. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

9. True Blue

By David Baldacci. Grand Central.

10. The Year of the Flood

By Margaret Atwood. Nan A. Talese.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 1-7

Posted by guest November 2, 2009 11:28 AM

1. The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

2. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

4. The Museum of Innocence

By Orhan Pamuk. Knopf.

5. Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

6. Pursuit of Honor

By Vince Flynn. Atria.

7. The Scarpetta Factor

By Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.

8. The Children’s Book

By A.S. Byatt. Knopf.

9. Juliet, Naked

By Nick Hornby. Riverhead.

10. Half Broke Horses

By Jeannette Walls. Scribner.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Oct. 25-Oct. 21

Posted by guest October 23, 2009 04:08 PM

1. The Lost Symbol
By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

2. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

3. Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt.

4. Nine Dragons
By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

6. Pursuit of Honor
By Vince Flynn. Atria.

7. Her Fearful Symmetry
By Audrey Niffenegger. Scribner.

8. Juliet, Naked
By Nick Hornby. Riverhead.

9. The Children’s Book
By A.S. Byatt. Knopf.

10. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Oct. 18-24

Posted by guest October 18, 2009 01:45 PM

1. The Lost Symbol
By Dan Brown, Doubleday.

2. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett, Putnam.

3. Juliet, Naked
By Nick Hornby, Riverhead.

4. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore, Knopf.

5. Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel, Henry Holt.

6. The Children’s Book
By A.S. Byatt, Knopf.

7. The Girl Who Played With Fire
By Stieg Larsson, Knopf.

8. Her Fearful Symmetry
By Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner.


9. A Touch of Dead
By Charlaine Harris, Ace.

10. The Professional
By Robert Parker, Putnam.

Source: Boston area bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Oct. 11-17

Posted by guest October 8, 2009 01:12 PM

1. The Lost Symbol
By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

2. Juliet, Naked
By Nick Hornby. Riverhead.

3. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

4. Her Fearful Symmetry
By Audrey Niffenegger. Scribner.

5. Year of the Flood
By Margaret Atwood. Nan A. Talese.

6. An Echo in the Bone
By Diana Gabaldon. Delacorte.

7. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

8. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.

9. The Girl Who Played With Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

10. The Anthologist
By Nicholson Baker. Simon & Schuster.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores

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Boston area author readings, Oct. 11 - 17

Posted by guest October 8, 2009 01:03 PM

By Judith Maas

TODAY: Emily Arsenault reads from “The Broken Teaglass,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.

MONDAY: Poets Fred Marchant and Teresa Cader read at 8 p.m., at the Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($3) … Nicholas Christakis discusses “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave.; or by calling 617-661-1515.

TUESDAY: John Freeman discusses “The Tyranny of E-mail,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Gwen Romagnoli reads from “The Bicycle Runner,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Tom Perrotta leads a discussion of Richard Price’s “Lush Life,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Alton Brown discusses “Good Eats: The Early Years,” at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5) … Jeff Bell discusses “When in Doubt, Make Belief,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Erik Qualman discusses “Socialnomics,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

WEDNESDAY: Patrick J. Carr discusses “Hollowing Out the Middle,” at 6:30 p.m., at First Parish Church … Lucy Honig reads from “Waiting for Rescue,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Daniel Jonah Goldhagen discusses “Worse Than War,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Anthony Rao discusses “The Way of Boys,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline … Michael Stanley reads from “The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu,” at 5:30 p.m., at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … Poet Mary Oliver reads at 7 p.m., at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable.

THURSDAY: Barbara Ehrenreich discusses “Bright-Sided,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store; or by calling 617-661-1515 … Mary E. Mitchell reads from “Americans in Space,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Andrew Pessin discusses “The 60-Second Philosopher,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Charles London discusses “Far from Zion,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Poets David Ferry, Suji Kwock Kim, Jill McDonough, Gail Mazur, and Lloyd Schwartz read at 6:30 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square; for additional Massachusetts Poetry Festival events, visit www.masspoetry.org … Frank Warren reads from “Postsecret,” at 7 p.m., at Boston University Law School Auditorium, 765 Comm. Ave.; for tickets ($5), visit Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square, or call 617-236-7405 … Dick Lehr discusses “The Fence,” at 7 p.m., at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover … Chef Peter Davis discusses “Fresh and Honest,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith; RSVP 781-431-1160 or events@wellesleybooksmith.com … Joan Wickersham discusses “The Suicide Index,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Anita Diamant reads from “Day After Night,” at 7 p.m., at the Bookstore of Gloucester, 81 Main St., Gloucester ... Peter Nichols discusses "Final Voyage," at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport.

FRIDAY: Novelist Andrea Barrett speaks at 7 p.m., in Rm. 6-120, 182 Memorial Dr., MIT, Cambridge … Nancy Rappaport reads from “In Her Wake,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Lauren Mackler discusses “Solemate,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Gary Vaynerchuk discusses “Crush It!,” at 1 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University.

SATURDAY: Tapestry of Voices poets read at noon at St. Anne’s Church, 8 Kirk St., Lowell … New England Poetry Club poets read at noon at Cobblestones of Lowell, 91 Dutton St., Lowell … Stuart Weisberg discusses “Barney Frank,” at 4 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Children’s author David Biedrzycki reads at 10:30 a.m., at Newtonville Books … Elise Lemire (“Black Walden”) speaks at 5 p.m., at the Concord Free Library, 129 Main St., Concord … Mike Farrell discusses “Of Mule and Man,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Ann Lister discusses “Sheet Music: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Story,” at 1 p.m., at Tatmuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St., Westboro … Maureen Foley reads from “The Book of Illuminiation,” at 2 p.m., at Borders, CambridgeSide Galleria, Cambridge … Carol Newman Cronin reads from “Oliver’s Surprise,” at 1 p.m., at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South St., Hyannis ... Local authors sign their books from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Books by the Sea, 846 Main St., Osterville ... Children's author Joan Hiatt Harlow reads from her books from 1 to 4 p.m., at the House of Distinction, 169 Grove St., Wellesly; for ticket information, visit rfkchildren.org or call 617-227-4183.

Stanford to shutter publishing course

Posted by guest October 2, 2009 06:45 PM

Stanford University is shuttering its Publishing Course for Professionals after more than 30 years, citing the recession along with changes in the advertising industry and in reading habits brought about by the Internet.

According to a Publishers Marketplace subscription-only report, the move comes in the wake of significant cost-cutting at the Palo Alto, Calif., university, which suffered a 27 percent drop in endowment capital over the past fiscal year. The piece also noted that paid attendance at the program, which has been training publishing and magazine professionals since 1978, reportedly tumbled last year.

Program director Holly Brady, who is leaving Stanford, told Publishers Marketplace that "the problem that got us here is, of course, the digital transformation of the business, which has caused so many layoffs in the publishing industry, coupled with the recession. When a company has laid off dozens of people and is struggling to survive itself, it's hard to
send staffers to Stanford."

Posted by Paul S. Makishima, Globe staff

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Oct. 4-10

Posted by Jim Concannon October 1, 2009 03:39 PM

1. The Lost Symbol
By Dan Brown. Doubleday.

2. An Echo in the Bone
By Diana Gabaldon. Delacorte.

3. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

4. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore. Knopf.

5. The Girl Who Played With Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

6. Blood’s A Rover
By James Ellroy. Knopf.

7. Change in Altitude
By Anita Shreve. Little, Brown.

8. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.

9. Homer and Langley
By E.L. Doctorow. Random House.

10. That Old Cape Magic
By Richard Russo. Knopf.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Aug. 30 - Sept. 5

Posted by Jim Concannon August 28, 2009 12:11 PM

1. That Old Cape Magic
By Richard Russo. Knopf

2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf

3. South of Broad
By Pat Conroy. Nan A. Talese

4. Inherent Vice
By Thomas Pynchon. Penguin

5. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam

6. White Queen
By Philippa Gregory. Touchstone.

7. The Magicians
By Lev Grossman. Viking

8. Brooklyn
By Colm Toibin. Scribner

9. A Long, Long Time Ago...
By Brigid Pasulka. Houghton Mifflin.

10. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown


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A call for literary tattoos

Posted by guest August 5, 2009 07:33 AM

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Well, flex that quad and call me Ishmael.

Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor, a contributor to literary e-zine HTML Giant, launched a call for submissions of high quality photos of literary body art for a book they hope to compile. “From Shakespeare to Bukowski to The Little Prince in a Baobab tree, if it’s a literary tattoo and its on your body, we want to see it.’’

But lest you think different, their interest isn’t simply prurient. “We’d also like to read a few words about the tattoo’s meaning to you — why you chose it, when you first read that poem or book, or how its meaning has evolved over time. How much (or how little).’’

Talmadge and Taylor appear to be tapping into a rising interest in body art with a literary bent.

Back in the day, tattoos carried simple unambiguous messages: Mom, Navy, Sharleen. That was then.

One site, Contrariwise: Literary Tatoos has dedicated itself to sharing of and about this genre of body art. Visitors to the site submit photos of their tats and then write a little note explaining what it's about. For instance, there is a black-and-white shot of a shoulder, adorned famous lines from Dylan Thomas: “Do not go gentle into that good night./Rage, rage against the dying of the light.’’ Numerous tributes to Harry Potter. And some more personal ones such as one of a burning candle in a stand on a young woman who says that it is an allusion to a poem by Shel Silverstein and a tribute to her grandparents who have died, particularly one grandmother who was a fan of the poet and children’s author: “If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar/A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…/If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire/ For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.’’

On another site, Yuppie Punk, there can be found an alleged short history of the trend (“Johannes Guttenberg invented the printing press in Germany in 1439. Samuel O’Reilly invented the modern tattoo machine in 1891 .... The lowbrow nature of the tattoo juxtaposes nicely against the highbrow art of the book.’’).

The range of the tattoos here is impressive. There are quotes from the the Bible and the likes of literary types like Shakespeare, Plath, Dickens, Frost, Kerouac, Vonnegut, along with the expected science fiction and fantasy crowd -- Frank Herbert, Ray Bradbury and George Orwell.

Unlike Contrariwise, whose collection appears to be heavily word oriented, here there are portraits of famous authors like Faulkner and Thoreau and equally famous characters like Alice in Wonderland, Curious George, and the Wild Thing.

These are but two sites. A quick Google check will reveal many others.

Got a literary tat? It’s your time. Step out of the closet, flex an appendage, shed shirt or trou, and stage a public reading.

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Photos of tattoos of Kurt Vonnegut quotes and illustrations from Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are'' from YuppiePunk.com


Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe staff

Barnes & Noble to offer free WiFi

Posted by guest July 30, 2009 07:45 AM

As part of a larger push into the e-book world, Barnes & Noble says that it is offering complimentary WiFi at its nearly 780 stores across the nation.

Formerly, BN customers were charged $3.95 for two hours of access to AT&T's in-store wireless Internet service, which has been available in stores since 2005.

The book retailer said in a news release that customers in its stores now will be able to download and preview any of the more than 700,000 titles in its recently launched e-bookstore, along with the thousands of free, public-domain books available through Google.

Earlier this month, the company released its free eBook reader application called eReader for the BlackBerry, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Posted by Paul S. Makishima, Globe staff

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, July 26-Aug. 1

Posted by Jim Concannon July 24, 2009 03:38 PM

1. Best Friends Forever
By Jennifer Weiner. Atria.
2. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
3. Commencement
By J. Courtney Sullivan. Knopf.
4. The Angel’s Game
By Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Doubleday.
5. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
6. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.
7. Swimsuit
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.
8. The Castaways
By Elin Hilderbrand. Little, Brown.
9. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
10. Shanghai Girls
By Lisa See. Random House.

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Kate's Mystery Books to close

Posted by guest July 16, 2009 12:45 PM

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After more than 25 years in business, Kate’s Mystery Books in Cambridge will close on Aug. 1.
Kate Mattes, owner of the bookstore, put her 3,400-square-foot Victorian on the market in 2007 and says that she has finally sold it to a real estate trust that plans on a mixed use for the building. Besides the store, the building houses Kate’s apartment as well as a rental unit.
“This is, of course, very sad about the store,’’ she said in a telephone interview. “But it was just the right time to do it. The near future for the real estate market looks bad. And it’s kind of bleak when you look at the book business.’’
Since opening the bookstore in August 1983, Kate’s Mystery Books has become a local gathering spot for aficionados of such writers as Robert B. Parker and Stephen King, who have become customers and friends. The store, which specializes in mysteries by American writers but recently has built up foreign offerings, has hosted numerous readings and book signings.
Mattes said that the thing that prompted the move was the death of her brother, a book agent, about five years ago. “He was a really big part of the store. I could just pick up the phone and call him’’ for advice. After he died, he left a big trove of books, and Mattes was the only one in her family who had any idea what to do with them.
“I started thinking about things, and decided that I couldn’t do this to my sister and her kids,’’ she said. So she started thinking about getting things in order. One of the first things she decided to do was to try to sell the building. That way she could potentially reopen the store in a new location and get a place to live separate from the store, hopefully making it easier to dispose of her property when the time came.
Mattes, 62, said she will stay in the house till the end of August but hopes to find other housing in Cambridge. She also has not closed the door on re-entering the book business and will put some things in storage while she decides what to do next.
"Just moving is enough for now. Before I got into the book business I was a social worker and it took a couple of years to decide I wanted to open a book store.''
In the meantime she says that she intends to try to hold the community of mystery lovers together even after her store closes.
“I hope you can get in in the next few weeks to say good-bye although I won't actually disappear,’’ she said in an e-mail to customers. “We will be having author events at different venues and of course we will have the annual holiday party so there will be opportunities for the mystery community to get together. You will get notices of them from me.’’
As she prepares to wind down the business Mattes plans to mark down everything in the store 25 percent, and on Aug. 1 there will be a packing party from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and annual yard sale, with books going for $1 or less.

Posted by Paul S. Makishima, Globe staff

Photo of Kate Mattes by David L. Ryan/Globe Staff file photo

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, July 12-18

Posted by Jim Concannon July 10, 2009 03:23 PM

1. The Angel’s Game
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Doubleday.
2. Swimsuit
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.
3. Commencement
By J. Courtney Sullivan. Knopf.
4. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
5. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
6. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
7. Shanghai Girls
By Lisa See. Random House.
8. Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
By Reif Larsen. Penguin.
9. A Short History of Women
By Kate Walbert. Scribner.
10. My Father’s Tears and Other Stories
By John Updike. Knopf.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, June 7-13

Posted by Jim Concannon June 5, 2009 01:50 PM

1. Scarecrow
By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
2. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
3. The Last Olympian
By Rick Riordan. Disney Hyperion.
4. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
5. Pygmy
By Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday.
6. Gone Tomorrow
By Lee Child. Delacorte.
7. Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
By Reif Larsen. Penguin.
8. Dead and Gone
By Charlaine Harris. Ace.
9. Brooklyn
By Colm Toibin. Scribner.
10. Wicked Prey
By John Sandford. Putnam.

Source: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, May 17-23

Posted by Jim Concannon May 15, 2009 01:39 PM

1. Dead and Gone
By Charlaine Harris. Ace.
2. The Last Olympian
By Rick Riordan. Disney Hyperion.
3. 8th Confession
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.
4. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
5. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
6. Handle with Care
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
7. First Family
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
8. Losing Mum & Pup
By Chistopher Buckley. Twelve.
9. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
10. The Heretic’s Daughter
By Kathleen Kent. Little, Brown.

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Esquire contest: We give you title; you give us story

Posted by guest May 14, 2009 10:21 AM

You fiction writers out there: Time to rev up the dream machine. Esquire just sprang a new contest, open to all, with an interesting twist. They give you three titles to choose from and you produce a short story. The options are:

1. "Twenty-Ten"
2. "An Insurrection"
3. "Never, Ever Bring This Up Again"

The winning writer will get $2,500 and his/her story will be published in Esquire. The rules?
Yours must be an original piece of fiction -- "no taking an old story and slapping one of our new titles on it. We'll know, and we won't be happy.'' Your piece can't be longer than 4,000 words, and you can only submit one. Entries must be received by midnight Aug. 1, and they must be submitted electronically at esquiresubmissions.com/
Esquire is doing this to promote the fact that, starting immediately, it will be posting some new American fiction exclusively online on the fiction portion of the site.
Interesting, yes?

Thanks to the Practicing Writing blog for pointing us to this.

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe staff

Puerto Rico through Hunter S. Thompson's bloodshot eyes

Posted by guest May 12, 2009 10:01 AM

Johnny Depp, pal of the late dearly departed Hunter S., currently is in Puerto Rico filming an adaptation of Thompson's semi-autobiographical (did he write any other kind) novel "The Rum Diary'' about a lost, alcohol-fueled journalist who moves from New York to work on a newspaper in Puerto Rico.
Depp, you'll recall, played Thompson in the film version of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'' (I film I couldn't get through, owing to camera work seeking to replicate the experience of being really high and my own tendency toward motion sickness), and he also delivered a eulogy for the writer at a private memorial service.
Anyway, intrigued by the prospect of the film, an editor of Media Bistro's Galley Cat book blog reread "The Rum Diary,'' written very early in Thompson's career, and put together this video tour retracing the gonzo journalist's life on the island nation.
It's fun, interesting, and unlike "Fear and Loathing'' requires no Dramamine to watch.

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe staff

Marriage of tech and books in Boston

Posted by guest May 6, 2009 08:37 AM

I was intrigued by a piece in yesterday morning's Globe by Jenna Nierstedt on plans to launch a Boston Book Festival in October. Nierstedt quoted Deborah Z. Porter, the festival's founder and president, as saying the theme will involve the city's history of being at the vanguard of "literary and technological creativity."
I was curious what that meant so I called Porter to get a preview.
She told me that the group plans presentations on how technology is changing the world of readers and books.
For instance one session will feature David Pogue, technology columnist for The New York Times, on how technology and devices are changing the way we read.
Another event will highlight Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, and will focus on how programs to collect digitized content, like the Archive and the Google books project, will affect readers and writers.
Porter said that in keeping with the theme the festival will feature a cyberart installation that will be "a visualization of what people are reading.'' She envisions gathering lists from various bookstores and individual readers and transforming the information into a multimedia presentation.
She also took pains to point out that the book festival will not be all tech, all the time. There will be plenty of the regular book festival fare. Writers such as Dennis Lehane, Skip Gates, Joe Finder, Tom Perrotta, Anita Diamant, Stephen Carter, Elinor Lipman, Walter Isaacson, Robert Pinsky, and Chris van Allsburg will attend and chat. And there will be programs for children and families, workshops on writing and publishing, and musical performances.
"At bottom we want this to be a cool public event that enhances the life of the city,'' she said.
A place, as the Boston Book Festival website says, “where you might want to bring a date. Or your thirteen-year-old niece.’’ Or, at least this year, your favorite gearhead.

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe staff

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, May 3-9

Posted by Jim Concannon May 1, 2009 12:25 PM

1. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
2. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
4. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
5. Long Lost
By Harlan Coben. Dutton.
6. Handle with Care
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
7. First Family
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
8. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
By Geoff Dyer. Pantheon.
9. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
By Wells Tower. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
10. Just Take My Heart
By Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.

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LA Times names book award winners

Posted by guest April 27, 2009 08:18 AM

On Friday night, the winners of the Los Angeles Times 29th annual book prizes were announced. Recipients of the $1,000 awards include:
*Fiction: Marilynne Robinson for "Home'' (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
* Current interest: Barton Gellman for "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency" (Penguin Press)
*Biography: Paula J. Giddings for "Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching'' (HarperCollins/Amistad)
*History: Mark Mazower for "Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe'' (Penguin Press)
*Mystery/Thriller: Michael Koryta for "Envy the Night'' (St. Martin's Minotaur/Thomas Dunne)
*Poetry: Frank Bidart for "Watching the Spring Festival: Poems'' (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
*Science & Technology: Leonard Susskind for The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics (Little, Brown)
*Young Adult Literature: Terry Pratchett for "Nation'' (HarperCollins)
*Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: Zoe Ferraris for "Finding Nouf'' (Houghton Mifflin)
*Robert Kirsch Award (given annually to a living author "with a substantial connection to the American West”): Robert Alter.

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe staff

Colson Whitehead on Sag Harbor -- the town and his new book

Posted by guest April 20, 2009 11:21 AM


This Sunday, the very cool, smart, and funny Adam Mansbach will be reviewing the newest novel by the very cool, smart, and funny Colson Whitehead. The book, "Sag Harbor'' is an autobiographical, coming-of-age story about two brothers in the summer of 1985.
I came across this YouTube video of Whitehead talking about the book and the town and because I'm just that kind of guy I thought I'd share.

Hardcover nonfiction bestsellers, April 19-25

Posted by Jim Concannon April 17, 2009 01:20 PM

1. Outliers
By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown.
2. Last Lion
By the Team at the Boston Globe. Simon & Schuster.
3. House of Cards
By William D. Cohan. Doubleday.
4. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
By Steve Harvey. Amistad.
5. Practicing Catholic
By James Carroll. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
6. The Gardner Heist
By Ulrich Boser. Collins.
7. The Yankee Years
By Joe Torre and Tom Verducci. Doubleday.
8. The Secret
By Rhonda Byrne. Atria.
9. Liberty and Tyranny
By Mark R. Levin. Threshold.
10. The Last Lecture
By Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow. Hyperion.

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, April 17-25

Posted by Jim Concannon April 17, 2009 01:16 PM

1. Long Lost
By Harlan Coben. Dutton.
2. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
3. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By May Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
5. Turn Coat
By Jim Butcher. Roc.
6. About Face
By Donna Leon. Atlantic Monthly.
7. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
By Wells Tower. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
8. Just Take My Heart
By Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.
9. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Knopf.
10. The Host
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.


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Taking whacks at Strunk and White

Posted by guest April 17, 2009 12:30 PM


A friend who teaches at a major university in the area tells me that there is a piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education by a linguistics professor at the University of Edinburgh being passed around writing centers and the English department at her school and eliciting not-so-muffled calls of support along with a not inconsiderable amount of giggling.
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The essay, "50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice,'' takes the venerated little style guide to task on the occasion of its 50th birthday, which took place on Thursday. (Instant update: I just learned that NPR has also recently weighed in on the dust-up.)

The piece takes backhanded shots at the book's guidance on style ("vapid'' and "silly" but perhaps best "described the way "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'' describes Earth: mostly harmless'').

Author Geoffrey K. Pullum's main complaint, however, is with the way Strunk and White ("grammatical incompetents'') teach grammar, particularly given that "'Elements' settled in as the primary vehicle through which grammar was taught to college students and the general public.''

Pullum rails at blanket dictums such as "use the active voice,'' pointing out that there are completely appropriate uses of the passive voice and poking fun at the fact that Strunk and White apparently unwittingly lapse into passive voice in a number of places.

He also takes issue with their injunction against the split infinitive, arguing that it "has always been grammatical and does not need to be avoided.''

Pullum scratches his head at the fact that Strunk and White seemingly "preferred to base their grammar claims on intuition and prejudice rather than established literary usage.''

As evidence he takes apart their instructions on the verb agreement with the word "none'' (always use the singular verb, they counsel), their command to refrain from starting a sentence with "however,'' and the insistence that "which'' should not be used to introduce a restrictive relative clause. He rebuts these assertions by citing places where the practices of many famous and celebrated writers over the years contradict the guidance offered by "Elements.''

All in all, a good bit of fun for writerly and academic types. Pass it on.

A good time to think about writing a romance novel

Posted by guest April 8, 2009 11:56 AM

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Everyone's worried about keeping their jobs -- or finding a new one.
If Motoko Rich of the Times is right, perhaps we should get into the romance-writing game.
Rich reports that the recession appears to be fueling the demand for pot-boilers:


Harlequin Enterprises, the queen of the romance world, reported that fourth-quarter earnings were up 32 percent over the same period a year earlier, and Donna Hayes, Harlequin’s chief executive, said that sales in the first quarter of this year remained very strong. While sales of adult fiction overall were basically flat last year, according to Nielsen Bookscan, which tracks about 70 percent of retail sales, the romance category was up 7 percent after holding fairly steady for the previous four years.
At Barnes & Noble, the country’s largest book chain, where its chief financial officer, Joe Lombardi, recently warned that overall 2009 sales were likely to fall between 4 percent and 6 percent, sales of romance novels are up. And in the first three months of this year Nielsen Bookscan tracked a 2.4 percent rise in romance sales compared with a slight decline in sales of general adult fiction for the same period.

Why the upsurge? Apparently, it's escapism, a port in the economic maelstrom, safe haven from falling employment figures and 401(k)s.
Might be time to get pro-active. Sharpen up a pencil or two and start ripping those bodices.

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe staff

Photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, April 5-11

Posted by Jim Concannon April 3, 2009 12:44 PM

1. Handle With Care
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By May Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
3. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
4. The Associate
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
5. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
6. Outcast
By Aaron Allston. Del Rey.
7. Heart and Soul
By Maeve Binchy. Knopf.
8. A Mercy
By Toni Morrison. Knopf.
9. Host
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
10. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, March 8-14

Posted by Jim Concannon March 6, 2009 03:06 PM

1.Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
2. The Associate
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
3. Night and Day
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
5. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
6. Promises in Death
By J.D. Robb. Putnam.
7. Run for Your Life
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
8. One Day at a Time
By Danielle Steel. Delacorte.
9. Fool
By Christopher Moore. Morrow.
10. Blindspot
By Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore. Spiegel & Grau.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Feb. 22-29

Posted by Jim Concannon February 20, 2009 03:28 PM

1. Fool
By Christopher Moore. Morrow.
2. The Associate
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
3. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
4. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
6. Run for Your Life
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.
8. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Knopf.
9. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
10. Galway Bay
By Mary Pat Kelly. Grand Central.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Feb. 8-14

Posted by Jim Concannon February 6, 2009 02:12 PM

1. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
2. The Associate
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
3. The Guernsey Literary andPotato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.
5. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
6. The Graveyard Book
By Neil Gaiman. HarperCollins.
7. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
By J.K. Rowling. Scholastic.
8. Lark and Termite
By Jayne Anne Phillips. Knopf.
9. Netherland
By Joseph O’Neill. Pantheon.
10. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Jan. 11-17

Posted by Jim Concannon January 12, 2009 05:37 PM

1. A Mercy
By Toni Morrison. Knopf.
2. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
3. The Hour I First Believed
By Wally Lamb. Harper.
4. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
By J.K. Rowling. Scholastic.
5. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
6. Cross Country
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
7. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
8. The Private Patient
By P.D. James. Knopf.
9. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
10. Scarpetta
By Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Dec. 21-27

Posted by Jim Concannon December 19, 2008 01:15 PM

1. A Mercy
By Toni Morrison. Knopf.
2. The Private Patient
By P.D. James. Knopf.
3. Scarpetta
By Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.
4. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
By J.K. Rowling. Scholastic.
5. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
6. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
7. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
8. Netherland
By Joseph O’Neill. Pantheon.
9. The Hour I First Believed
By Wally Lamb. Harper.
10. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Dec. 14-20

Posted by Jim Concannon December 12, 2008 02:16 PM

1. The Private Patient
By P.D. James. Knopf.
2. A Mercy
By Toni Morrison. Knopf.
3. The Hour I First Believed
By Wally Lamb. Harper.
4. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
5. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
By J.K. Rowling. Scholastic.
6. Cross Country
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
7. Scarpetta
By Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.
8. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
9. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
10. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Dec. 7-13

Posted by Jan Gardner December 4, 2008 05:48 PM

1. A Mercy
By Toni Morrison. Knopf.
2. The Private Patient
By P..D. James. Knopf.
3. The Hour I First Believed
By Wally Lamb. Harper.
4. Cross Country
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
5. Just After Sunset
By Stephen King. Scribner.
6. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
7. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
8. Divine Justice
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
9. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
10. Princeps’ Fury
By Jim Butcher. Ace.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Posted by Jim Concannon November 28, 2008 03:55 PM

1. A Mercy
By Toni Morrison. Knopf.
2. The Hour I First Believed
By Wally Lamb. Harper.
3. The Private Patient
By P.D. James. Knopf.
4. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
5. The Gate House
By Nelson DeMille. Grand Central.
6. Cross Country
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
7. Sea of Poppies
By Amitav Ghosh. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
8. Divine Justice
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
9. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
10. Dying for Revenge
By Eric Jerome Dickey. Dutton.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 23-30

Posted by Jim Concannon November 21, 2008 03:33 PM

1. A Mercy
By Toni Morrison. Knopf.
2. The Hour I First Believed
By Wally Lamb. Harper.
3. The Gate House
By Nelson DeMille. Grand Central.
4. Just After Sunset
By Stephen King. Scribner.
5. Divine Justice
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
6. A Most Wanted Man
By John le Carré. Scribner.
7. 2666
By Roberto Bolano. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
8. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
9. I See You Everywhere
By Julia Glass. Pantheon.
10. One Fifth Avenue
By Candace Bushnell. Voice.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 16-22

Posted by Jim Concannon November 14, 2008 01:05 PM

1. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
2. The Gate House
By Nelson DeMille. Grand Central.
3. Divine Justice
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
4. A Lion Among Men
By Gregory Maguire. Morrow.
5. I See You Everywhere
By Julia Glass. Pantheon.
6. Salvation in Death
By J.D. Robb. Putnam.
7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
8. Testimony
By Anita Shreve. Little, Brown.
9. A Most Wanted Man
By John le Carré. Scribner.
10. Extreme Measures
By Vince Flynn. Atria.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 9 - 15

Posted by Jim Concannon November 7, 2008 02:45 PM

1. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
2. The Gate House
By Nelson DeMille. Grand Central.
3. A Most Wanted Man
By John le Carré. Scribner.
4. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
5. Rough Weather
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.
6. Extreme Measures
By Vince Flynn. Atria.
7. One Fifth Avenue
By Candace Bushnell. Voice.
8. I See You Everywhere
By Julia Glass. Pantheon.
9. A Lion Among Men
By Gregory Maguire. Morrow.
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.



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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Nov. 2 - 8

Posted by Jim Concannon October 31, 2008 03:18 PM

1. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
2. A Most Wanted Man
By John le Carré. Scribner.
3. A Lion Among Men
By Gregory Maguire. Morrow.
4. Testimony
By Anita Shreve. Little, Brown.
5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
6. Rough Weather
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.
7. The Brass Verdict
By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
8. Extreme Measures
By Vince Flynn. Atria.
9. One Fifth Avenue
By Candace Bushnell. Voice.
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Oct. 26 - Nov. 1

Posted by Jim Concannon October 24, 2008 12:13 PM

1. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
2. A Most Wanted Man
By John le Carré. Scribner.
3. A Lion Among Men
By Gregory Maguire. Morrow.
4. The Brass Verdict
By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
5. One Fifth Avenue
By Candace Bushnell. Voice.
6. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
7. The Lucky One
By Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central.
8. I See You Everywhere
By Julia Glass. Pantheon.
9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.
10. Brisingr
By Christopher Paolini. Knopf.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Oct. 19-25

Posted by Jim Concannon October 17, 2008 03:32 PM

1. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
2. A Most Wanted Man
By John le Carre. Scribner.
3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
4. Brisingr
By Christopher Paolini. Knopf.
5. One Fifth Avenue
By Candace Bushnell. Voice.
6. The Lucky One
By Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central.
7. Indignation
By Philip Roth. Houghton Mifflin.
8. The Other Queen
By Philippa Gregory. Touchstone.
9. The Pirate King
By R.A. Salvatore. Wizards of the Coast.
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Oct. 12-18

Posted by Jim Concannon October 13, 2008 10:05 AM

1. The Given Day
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
3. Brisingr
By Christopher Paolini. Knopf.
4. Anathem
By Neal Stephenson. Morrow.
5. American Wife
By Curtis Sittenfeld.Random House.
6. The Lucky One
By Nicholas Sparks.Grand Central.
7. One Fifth Avenue
By Candace Bushnell. Voice.
8. Indignation
By Philip Roth. Houghton Mifflin.
9. The Other Queen
By Philippa Gregory. Touchstone.
10. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer.Little, Brown.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Sept. 14-20

Posted by Jim Concannon September 16, 2008 01:20 PM

1. American Wife
By Curtis Sittenfeld. Random House.
2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
3. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
4. The Book of Lies
By Brad Meltzer. Grand Central.
5. Home
By Marilynne Robinson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
6. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
8. Dark Curse
By Christine Feehan. Berkley.
9. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
10. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon and Schuster.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Sept. 7-13

Posted by Jim Concannon September 9, 2008 12:58 PM

1. The Lace Reader
By Brunonia Barry. Morrow.
2. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
4. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
6. Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Sanction
By Eric Van Lustbader. Grand Central.
7. Devil Bones
By Kathy Reichs. Scribner.
8. Man in the Dark
By Paul Auster. Holt.
9. Moscow Rules
By Daniel Silva. Putnam.
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.

From Borders Books & Music, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newtonville Books, and Porter Square Books.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Posted by Jim Concannon August 29, 2008 02:56 PM

1. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
3. Moscow Rules
By Daniel Silva. Putnam.
4. The Lace Reader
By Brunonia Barry. Morrow.
5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
6. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
7. Alfred and Emily
By Doris Lessing. Harper.
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.
9. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
10. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster.

Source: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Aug. 17-23

Posted by Jim Concannon August 14, 2008 02:05 PM

1. Breaking Dawn
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
3. The Lace Reader
By Brunonia Barry. Morrow.
4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
5. Moscow Rules
By Daniel Silva. Putnam.
6. Acheron
By Sherrilyn Kenyon. St. Martin’s.
7. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
8. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
9. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster.
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial.

Source: Boston area bookstores



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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, Aug. 3 - 9

Posted by Jim Concannon August 5, 2008 12:43 PM

1. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Putnam.
2. Moscow Rules
By Daniel Silva. Putnam.
3. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
5. The Condition
By Jennifer Haigh. Harper.
6. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster.
7. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
8. The Enchantress of Florence
By Salman Rushdie. Random House.
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
By Garth Stein. Harper.
10. Love the One You’re With
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin’s.

Source: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of July 27 - August 2

Posted by Jim Concannon July 24, 2008 10:39 AM

1. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
3. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
4. Love the One You’re With
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin’s.
5. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster.
6. The Beach House
By Jane Green. Viking.
7. Sail
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. Little, Brown.
8. Just Too Good to Be True
By E. Lynn Harris. Doubleday.
9. The Enchantress of Florence
By Salman Rushdie. Random House.
10. The Condition
By Jennifer Haigh. Harper.

Source: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of July 20-26

Posted by Jim Concannon July 24, 2008 10:17 AM

1. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
3. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
4. Tribute
By Nora Roberts. Putnam.
5. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster.
6. The Beach House
By Jane Green. Viking.
7. Brida
By Paulo Coelho. Harper.
8. Love the One You’re With
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin’s.
9. The Spies of Warsaw
By Alan Furst. Random House.
10. Fearless Fourteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.

Source: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of July 13

Posted by Jim Concannon July 15, 2008 10:14 AM

1. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
3. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
4. Love the One You’re With
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin’s.
5. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster.
6. The Garden of Last Days
By Andre Dubus III. Norton.
7. The Enchantress of Florence
By Salman Rushdie. Random House.
8. The Condition
By Jennifer Haigh. Harper.
9. Fearless Fourteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
10. Chasing Darkness
By Robert Crais. Simon & Schuster.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of June 29

Posted by Jim Concannon June 30, 2008 11:18 AM

1. Fearless Fourteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
2. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
4. The Spies of Warsaw
By Alan Furst. Random House.
5. Sail
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. Little, Brown.
6. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster.
7. Nothing to Lose
By Lee Child. Delacorte.
8. Love the One You’re With
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin’s.
9. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski. Ecco.
10. Netherland
By Joseph O’Neill. Pantheon.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of June 15

Posted by Jim Concannon June 17, 2008 09:50 AM

1. The Enchantress of Florence
By Salman Rushdie. Random House.
2. Nothing to Lose
By Lee Child. Delacorte.
3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
4. The Garden of Last Days
By Andre Dubus III. Norton.
5. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
6. Love the One You’re With
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin’s.
7. The Spies of Warsaw
By Alan Furst. Random House.
8. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster.
9. Devil May Care
By Sebastian Faulks. Doubleday.
10. Netherland
By Joseph O’Neill. Pantheon.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of June 8

Posted by Jim Concannon June 6, 2008 11:55 AM

1. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
2. Love the One You’re With
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin’s.
3. Bright Shiny Morning
By James Frey. Harper.
4. The Host
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
5. Devil May Care
By Sebastian Faulks. Doubleday.
6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
7. The Enchantress of Florence
By Salman Rushdie. Random House.
8. Chasing Harry Winston
By Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster.
9. Blood Noir
By Laurell K. Hamilton. Berkley.
10. Odd Hours
By Dean Koontz. Bantam.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of May 18

Posted by Jim Concannon May 21, 2008 10:13 AM

1. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
2. Careless in Red
By Elizabeth George. Harper.
3. The Host
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
4. Sundays at Tiffany’s
By James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. Little, Brown.
5. The Whole Truth
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
7. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
8. Phantom Prey
By John Sandford. Putnam.
9. Certain Girls
By Jennifer Weiner. Atria.
10. The Plague of Doves
By Louise Erdrich. Harper.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of May 18

Posted by Jim Concannon May 15, 2008 12:40 PM

1. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
2. Careless in Red
By Elizabeth George. Harper.
3. The Host
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
4. Sundays at Tiffany’s
By James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. Little, Brown.
5. The Whole Truth
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
7. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
8. Phantom Prey
By John Sandford. Putnam.
9. Certain Girls
By Jennifer Weiner. Atria.
10. The Plague of Doves
By Louise Erdrich. Harper.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of May 4

Posted by Jim Concannon May 5, 2008 02:41 PM

1. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
3. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
4. The Whole Truth
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
5. Hold Tight
By Harlan Coben. Dutton.
6. Certain Girls
By Jennifer Weiner. Atria.
7. Our Story Begins
By Tobias Wolff. Knopf.
8. Remember Me?
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
9. The Appeal
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
10. Change of Heart
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of April 27

Posted by Jim Concannon April 24, 2008 11:21 AM

1. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
3. Hold Tight
By Harlan Coben. Dutton.
4. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
5. Where Are You Now?
By Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.
6. Remember Me?
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
7. Our Story Begins
By Tobias Wolff. Knopf.
8. The Appeal
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
9. Certain Girls
By Jennifer Weiner. Atria.
10. The Third Angel
By Alice Hoffman. Shaye Areheart.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of April 13

Posted by Jim Concannon April 15, 2008 03:52 PM

1. Unaccustomed Earth
By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.
2. The Appeal
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
3. Change of Heart
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
4. Lush Life
By Richard Price. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
5. Small Favor
By Jim Butcher. Roc.
6. Remember Me?
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
7. Belong to Me
By Marisa de los Santos. Morrow.
8. People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.
9. Compulsion
By Jonathan Kellerman. Ballantine.
10. The Ten-Year Nap
By Meg Wolitzer. Riverhead.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of March 30

Posted by Jim Concannon March 31, 2008 01:50 PM

1. Lush Life
By Richard Price. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
2. Change of Heart
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
3. People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.
4. Remember Me?
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
5. The Appeal
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
6. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
7. Seventh Heaven
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.
8. The Reserve
By Russell Banks. Harper.
9. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
10. The Soul Thief
By Charles Baxter. Pantheon.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 3/16

Posted by Jim Concannon March 18, 2008 10:13 AM

1. Change of Heart
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
2. Lush Life
By Richard Price. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
3. The Appeal
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
4. People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.
5. The Reserve
By Russell Banks. Harper.
6. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
7. Remember Me?
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
8. Beautiful Children
By Charles Bock. Random House.
9. The Soul Thief
By Charles Baxter. Pantheon.
10. Honor Thyself
By Danielle Steel. Delacorte.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of March 9

Posted by Jim Concannon March 12, 2008 01:08 PM

1. Remember Me?
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
2. The Appeal
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
3. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
4. People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.
5. Beautiful Children
By Charles Bock. Random House.
6. The Senator’s Wife
By Sue Miller. Knopf.
7. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
8. Beginner’s Greek
By James Collins. Little, Brown.
9. Seventh Heaven
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.
10. The Commoner
By John Burnham Schwartz. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of March 2

Posted by Jim Concannon March 3, 2008 10:16 AM

1. The Appeal
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
2. Seventh Heaven
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.
3. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
4. The Senator’s Wife
By Sue Miller. Knopf.
5. People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.
6. Strangers in Death
By J.D. Robb. Putnam.
7. Stranger in Paradise
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.
8. The Commoner
By John Burnham Schwartz. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.
9. Song Yet Sung
By James McBride. Riverhead.
10. The Reserve
By Russell Banks. Harper.

Source: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Feb. 17

Posted by Jim Concannon February 19, 2008 03:16 PM

1. Beautiful Children
By Charles Bock. Random House.
2. The Senator’s Wife
By Sue Miller. Knopf.
3. The Reserve
By Russell Banks. Harper.
4. The Golden Age
By Tahmima Anam. Harper Collins.
5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
6. When the Ground Turns in Its Sleep
By Sylvia Sellers-Garcia. Riverhead.
7. Diary of a Bad Year
By J.M. Coetzee. Viking.
8. The Abyssinian Proof
By Jenny White. Norton.
9. War and Peace
By Leo Tolstoy. Knopf.
10. Song Yet Sung
By James McBride. Riverhead.

Source: Boston area bookstores


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Feb. 10

Posted by Jim Concannon February 7, 2008 11:39 AM

1. The Appeal
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
2. The Senator’s Wife
By Sue Miller. Knopf.
3. People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.
4. Beautiful Children
By Charles Bock. Random House.
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
6. Duma Key
By Stephen King. Scribner.
7. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
8. The Commoner
By John Burnham Schwartz. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.
9. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
10. Life Class
By Pat Barker. Doubleday.

SOURCE: Boston area bookstores

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Jan. 27

Posted by Jim Concannon January 28, 2008 11:46 AM

1. The Senator’s Wife
By Sue Miller. Knopf.
2. People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.
3. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
4. Plum Lucky
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
5. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
6. Double Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
7. Beginner’s Greek
By James Collins. Little, Brown.
8. Diary of a Bad Year
By J.M. Coetzee. Viking.
9. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
10. The Almost Moon
By Alice Sebold. Little, Brown.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Jan. 20

Posted by Jim Concannon January 22, 2008 10:14 AM

1. People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
4. Plum Lucky
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
5. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
6. The Senator’s Wife
By Sue Miller. Knopf.
7. The Almost Moon
By Alice Sebold. Little, Brown.
8. Diary of a Bad Year
By J.M. Coetzee. Viking.
9. Then We Came to the End
By Joshua Ferris. Little, Brown.
10. Double Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.



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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of Jan. 6

Posted by Jim Concannon January 9, 2008 02:56 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.

2. T Is for Treason
By Sue Grafton. Putnam.

3. Tree of Smoke
By Denis Johnson. Farrar, Straus.

4. Double Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.

5. The Yiddish Policeman’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.

6. The Darkest Evening of the Year
By Dean Koontz. Bantam.

7. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Diaz. Riverhead.

8. The Abstinence Teacher
By Tom Perrotta. St. Martin’s.

9. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.

10. Run
By Ann Patchett. Harper.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 12/2

Posted by Jim Concannon December 3, 2007 04:00 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. Playing for Pizza
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
3. Double Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
4. Stone Cold
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
5. Confessor
By Terry Goodkind. Tor.
6. A Free Life
By Ha Jin. Pantheon.
7. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
8. Run
By Ann Patchett. HarperCollins.
9. Book of the Dead
By Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.
10. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 11/25

Posted by Jim Concannon November 26, 2007 11:31 AM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. Double Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
3. The Almost Moon
By Alice Sebold. Little, Brown.
4. Stone Cold
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
5. Bridge of Sighs
By Richard Russo. Knopf.
6. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
7. Gentlemen of the Road
By Michael Chabon. Del Rey.
8. Confessor
By Terry Goodkind. Tor.
9. Run
By Ann Patchett. HarperCollins.
10. A Free Life
By Ha Jin. Pantheon.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 11/18

Posted by Jim Concannon November 19, 2007 05:01 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
3. The Abstinence Teacher
By Tom Perrotta. St. Martin’s.
4. Stone Cold
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.
5. Book of the Dead
By Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.
6. A Free Life
By Ha Jin. Pantheon.
7. Bridge of Sighs
By Richard Russo. Knopf.
8. The Almost Moon
By Alice Sebold. Little, Brown.
9. Now and Then
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.
10. Protect and Defend
By Vince Flynn. Atria.

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Nick Hornby on Great Writers

Posted by Ralph Ranalli November 14, 2007 07:37 AM

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Nick Hornby is featured on the new episode of Great Writers

GREAT WRITERS

"Slam," the new novel by Nick Hornby, is ostensibly for young adults, but its 16-year-old protagonist's struggle with an unplanned pregnancy and an equally unplanned launch into adulthood resonates just as genuinely with adult readers.

During a recent appearance at Brookline Booksmith, Hornby had the adult audience laughing and groaning along with an excerpt of the book that described Sam's lame attempt at solving his problems by running away to a run-down resort town by the English seaside. That appearance is featured in the current episode of Great Writers, the Boston Globe's books podcast.

Hornby, the author of the bestsellers "About a Boy," "High Fidelity," and "Fever Pitch," is the acknowledged master of creating adult male characters who act like boys. In "Slam," he reverses field and writes about a boy grappling too soon with manhood, and Sam's wry-yet-naive observations about parenthood, employment, and the other big decisions of adult life are the best part of the book.

Or, as the New York Times put it:

Hornby has a knack, in “Slam,” for taking predictable moments and turning them into gently glowing satire.

Click here to listen to the latest Great Writers episode featuring Nick Hornby.

Click here to visit the Globe's podcasts page.

Great Writers is also available via subscription through RSS and iTunes.

-- Ralph Ranalli

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 11/11

Posted by Jim Concannon November 12, 2007 02:41 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. The Abstinence Teacher
By Tom Perrotta. St. Martin’s.
3. Bridge of Sighs
By Richard Russo. Knopf.
4. Gentlemen of the Road
By Michael Chabon. Ballantine.
5. Book of the Dead
By Patricia Cornwell. Putnam.
6. Now and Then
By Robert B. Parker. !,Putnam.
7. The Almost Moon
By Alice Sebold. Little, Brown.
8. Protect and Defend
By Vince Flynn. Atria.
9. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
10. War and Peace
By Leo Tolstoy. Knopf.

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Shalom Auslander on Great Writers

Posted by Ralph Ranalli November 7, 2007 12:09 PM

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GREAT WRITERS PODCAST

Don't look now, but your dogma just got run over by Shalom Auslander's karma.

It's amazing that a book so full of painful soul-baring can be so funny, but it is. Just listen to the laughs in the background from the crowd at Brookline Booksmith during Auslander's recent reading of excerpts from his new book "Foreskin's Lament."

But be forewarned: A howling [double meaning alert] rant on his orthodox Jewish upbringing and against those who teach children that God is a vengeful deity to be feared and obeyed at all times, the book is probably not for the faint of faith.

The New York Times said this:

Now Shalom Auslander has entered the ring, flying off the ropes, pro-wrestling style, with his memoir, “Foreskin’s Lament,” a no-holds-barred affront to the G-d whose name is never uttered by the faithful under Jewish law.

Also in the current episode of Great Writers, we serve up or "Top of the Stack" book recommendations from today's hottest writers, including Brock Clarke, the author of "An Arsonist's Guide to New England Writers' Homes;" Jon Clinch, the author of "Finn;" and Jennifer Belle, the author of "Little Stalker."

The recommendations are worth a listen to hear why the authors are recommending their favorites, but for your convenience, here are some links to their recommended books:

Brock Clarke:
"US!" by Chris Bachelder
"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" by Muriel Spark
"The Good People of New York" by Thisbe Nissen

Jon Clinch:
"I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down" by William Gay
"Absolom, Absolom" by William Faulkner
"Memoir from Antproof Case" by Mark Helprin

Jennifer Belle
"Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
"Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann" by Barbara Seaman
"Good Morning, Midnight" by Jean Rhys

Enjoy.

-- Ralph Ranalli

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 11/4

Posted by Jim Concannon November 2, 2007 04:40 PM

1. Now and Then
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
3. The Abstinence Teacher
By Tom Perrotta. St. Martin’s.
4. The Almost Moon
By Alice Sebold. Little, Brown.
5. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
6. Run
By Ann Patchett. HarperCollins.
7. War and Peace
By Leo Tolstoy. Knopf.
8. Bridge of Sighs
By Richard Russo. Knopf.
9. A Lick of Frost
By Laurell K. Hamilton. Ballantine.
10. Like You’d Understand, Anyway
By Jim Shepard. Knopf.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of October 28

Posted by Jim Concannon October 25, 2007 01:43 PM

1. The Abstinence Teacher
By Tom Perrotta. St. Martin’s.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
3. Bridge of Sighs
By Richard Russo. Knopf.
4. Playing for Pizza
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
5. The Almost Moon
By Alice Sebold. Little, Brown.
6. Run
By Ann Patchett. HarperCollins.
7. War and Peace
By Leo Tolstoy. Knopf.
8. World Without End
By Ken Follett. Dutton.
9. The Choice
By Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central.
10. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 10/14

Posted by Jim Concannon October 15, 2007 04:08 PM

1. Bridge of Sighs
By Richard Russo. Knopf.
2. Run
By Ann Patchett. HarperCollins.
3. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
4. Playing for Pizza
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
5. Exit Ghost
By Philip Roth. Houghton Mifflin.
6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
7. The Choice
By Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central.
8. Dark of the Moon
By John Sandford. Putnam.
9. Away
By Amy Bloom. Random House.
10. You’ve Been Warned
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. Little, Brown.

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Great Writers is back!

Posted by Ralph Ranalli October 10, 2007 11:52 AM

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Claire Messud is featured in the current episode of Great Writers.
(Globe staff photo by Dina Rudick)

GREAT WRITERS

The Great Writers podcast is back from summer hiatus, with a new format, more events, and bigger names than before.

Launched last year in conjuction with independent literary powerhouse Newtonville Books, Great Writers has now added two more of the region's best independent bookstores as partners: Brookline Booksmith and Wellesley Booksmith. Another big change: new episodes this season will debut on Tuesdays instead of Sundays.

The first episode of the 2007-2008 season is now online. It features a special double appearance from Brookline Booksmith by bestselling authors Claire Messud, reading and discussing "The Emperor's Children," (recently released in paperback) and Valerie Martin, talking about and reading from her latest work, "Tresspass."

"The Emperor's Children" is Messud's fourth book and was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times, which called her "a novelist of unnerving talent." Her 1996 debut novel, "When the World Was Steady," earned her a nomination for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Martin's 2003 novel "Property" won the prestigious Orange Prize.

Next week's episode will feature our first recommendations from the Books section staff of the Globe and a reading by Brock Clarke, the author of the remarkable new novel "An Arsonist's Guide to New England Writers' Homes."

Listen, enjoy, and tell a friend. Or what the heck, tell your whole book club.

Click here to listen to this week's episode.

Click here to visit Boston.com's Podcast page.

Click here to subscribe to the series via RSS. Great Writers is also available through iTunes.

-- Ralph Ranalli

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 10/7

Posted by Jim Concannon October 5, 2007 04:25 PM

1. Run
By Ann Patchett. HarperCollins.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
3. Bridge of Sighs
By Richard Russo. Knopf.
4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
5. Playing for Pizza
By John Grisham. Doubleday.
6. The Choice
By Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central.
7. Exit Ghost
By Philip Roth. Houghton Mifflin.
8. You’ve Been Warned
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. Little, Brown.
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J.K. Rowling. Scholastic.
10. Shoot Him If He Runs
By Stuart Woods. Putnam.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 9/30

Posted by Jim Concannon October 1, 2007 05:41 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Diaz. Riverhead.
3. Away
By Amy Bloom. Random House.
4. You’ve Been Warned
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. Little, Brown.
5. Making Money
By Terry Pratchett. Harper.
6. Dead Heat
By Dick Francis and Felix Francis. Putnam.
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J.K. Rowling. Scholastic.
8. Tree of Smoke
By Denis Johnson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
9. Exit Ghost
By Philip Roth. Houghton Mifflin.
10. Power Play
By Joseph Finder. St. Martin’s.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 9/23

Posted by Jim Concannon September 24, 2007 06:12 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Diaz. Riverhead.
3. Tree of Smoke
By Denis Johnson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
4. You’ve Been Warned
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. Little, Brown.
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J.K. Rowling. Scholastic.
6. Heartsick
By Chelsea Cain. St. Martin.
7. The Septembers of Shiraz
By Dalia Sofer. Ecco.
8. Power Play
By Joseph Finder. St. Martin.
9. The Wheel of Darkness
By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Grand Central.
10. On the Road: The Original Scroll
By Jack Kerouac. Viking.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 9/16

Posted by Jim Concannon September 17, 2007 11:40 AM

1. Tree of Smoke
By Denis Johnson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
3. Away
By Amy Bloom. Random House.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J..K. Rowling. Scholastic.
5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz. Riverhead.
6. Heartsick
By Chelsea Cain. St. Martin’s.
7. On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition
By Jack Kerouac. Viking.
8. Power Play
By Joseph Finder. St. Martin’s.
9. On the Road: The Original Scroll
By Jack Kerouac. Viking.
10. The Wheel of Darkness
By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Grand Central.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 9/9

Posted by Jim Concannon September 7, 2007 01:12 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. Spook Country
By William Gibson. Putnam.
3. Away
By Amy Bloom. Random House.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J. K. Rowling. Scholastic.
5. The Wheel of Darkness
By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Grand Central.
6. Bones to Ashes
By Kathy Reichs. Scribner.
7. Power Play
By Joseph Finder. St. Martin.
8. On the Road
By Jack Kerouac. Viking.
9. The Maytrees
By Annie Dillard. HarperCollins.
10. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 9/2

Posted by Jim Concannon September 3, 2007 12:25 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. Spook Country
By William Gibson. Putnam.
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J..K. Rowling. Scholastic.
4. Power Play
By Joseph Finder. St. Martin.
5. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
6. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
7. On the Road
By Jack Kerouac. Viking.
8. Away
By Amy Bloom. Random House.
9. On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan. Doubleday.
10. Innocence
By David Hosp. Grand Central.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 8/19

Posted by Jim Concannon August 17, 2007 06:09 PM

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J..K. Rowling. Scholastic.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
3. Spook Country
By William Gibson. Putnam.
4. Eclipse
By Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown.
5. Sandworms of Dune
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Tor.
6. Waking With Enemies
By Eric Jerome Dickey. Dutton.
7. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
8. Loving Frank
By Nancy Horan. Ballantine.
9. The Secret Servant
By Daniel Silva. Putnam.
10. No One Belongs Here More Than You
By Miranda July. Scribner.



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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 8/12

Posted by Jim Concannon August 13, 2007 10:32 AM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J.K. Rowling. Scholastic.
3. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
4. The Secret Servant
By Daniel Silva. Putnam.
5. First Among Sequels
By Jasper Fforde. Viking.
6. The Quickie
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
7. New England White
By Stephen L. Carter. Knopf.
8. The Maytrees
By Annie Dillard. HarperCollins.
9. The Tin Roof Blowdown
By James Lee Burke. Simon & Schuster.
10. On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan. Doubleday.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 7/29

Posted by Jim Concannon July 27, 2007 11:24 AM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J.K. Rowling. Scholastic.
3. On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan. Doubleday.
4. New England White
By Stephen L. Carter. Knopf.
5. The Quickie
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
6. Peony in Love
By Lisa See. Random House.
7. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
8. House Lights
By Leah Hager Cohen. Norton.
9. Up Close and Dangerous
By Linda Howard. Ballantine.
10. God Is Dead
By Ron Currie Jr. Viking.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 7/22

Posted by Jim Concannon July 20, 2007 10:41 AM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan. Doubleday.
3. New England White
By Stephen L. Carter. Knopf.
4. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
5. Lean Mean Thirteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
6. Peony in Love
By Lisa See. Random House.
7. The Quickie
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
8. High Noon
By Nora Roberts. Putnam.
9. Michael Tolliver Lives
By Armistead Maupin. HarperCollins.
10. The Maytrees
By Annie Dillard. HarperCollins.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 7/15

Posted by Jim Concannon July 16, 2007 01:04 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan. Doubleday.
3. Peony in Love
By Lisa See. Random House.
4. Lean Mean Thirteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
5. The Quickie
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
6. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon.HarperCollins.
7. The Maytrees
By Annie Dillard. HarperCollins.
8. Slip and Fall
By Nick Santora. State Street.
9. Barefoot
By Elin Hilderbrand. Little, Brown.
10. Mere Anarchy
By Woody Allen. Random House.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of July 8

Posted by Jim Concannon July 6, 2007 11:10 AM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan. Doubleday.
3. The Maytrees
By Annie Dillard.HarperCollins.
4. Lean Mean Thirteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
5. New England White
By Stephen L. Carter. Knopf.
6. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
7. Michael Tolliver Lives
By Armistead Maupin. HarperCollins.
8. Bungalow Two
By Danielle Steel. Delacorte.
9. Slip and Fall
By Nick Santora. State Street.
10. Free Food for Millionaires
By Min Jin Lee. Grand Central.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of July 1

Posted by Jim Concannon June 29, 2007 02:56 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan. Doubleday.
3. Lean Mean Thirteen
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
4. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
5. Michael Tolliver Lives
By Armistead Maupin. HarperCollins.
6. Blaze
By Richard Bachman. Scribner.
7. Divisadero
By Michael Ondaatje. Knopf.
8. Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Betrayal
By Eric Van Lustbader. Grand Central.
9. Double Take
By Catherine Coulter. Putnam.
10. Slip and Fall
By Nick Santora. State Street.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of June 24

Posted by Jim Concannon June 22, 2007 01:22 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan. Doubleday.
3. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
4. Michael Tolliver Lives
By Armistead Maupin. HarperCollins.
5. Slip and Fall
By Nick Santora. State Street.
6. Divisadero
By Michael Ondaatje. Knopf.
7. The Overlook
By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
8. The Children of Húrin
By J.R.R. Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin.
9. The Maytrees
By Annie Dillard. HarperCollins.
10. Double Take
By Catherine Coulter. Putnam.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of June 17

Posted by Jim Concannon June 18, 2007 11:49 AM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan. Doubleday.
3. Divisadero
By Michael Ondaatje. Knopf.
4. Falling Man
By Don DeLillo. Scribner.
5. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
6. The Last Summer (of You and Me)
By Ann Brashares. Riverhead.
7. The Overlook
By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
8. The Good Guy
By Dean Koontz. Bantam.
9. The Harlequin
By Laurell K. Hamilton. Berkley.
10. After Dark
By Haruki Murakami. Knopf.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of June 10

Posted by Jim Concannon June 11, 2007 10:00 AM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. Divisadero
By Michael Ondaatje. Knopf.
3. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
4. Falling Man
By Don DeLillo. Scribner.
5. After Dark
By Haruki Murakami. Knopf.
6. The Good Guy
By Dean Koontz. Bantam.
7. Rant
By Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday.
8. The Gravedigger’s Daughter
By Joyce Carol Oates. Ecco.
9. The Children of Húrin
By J.R.R. Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin.
10. The Sixth Target
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of June 3

Posted by Jim Concannon June 5, 2007 12:04 PM

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.
2. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
3. The Overlook By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
4. The Sixth Target
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.
5. Falling Man
By Don DeLillo. Scribner.
6. Bad Luck and Trouble
By Lee Child. Delacorte.
7. Invisible Prey
By John Sandford. Putnam.
8. Rant
By Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday.
9. Nineteen Minutes
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
10. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
By Dr. Seuss. HarperCollins.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of May 27

Posted by Jim Concannon May 29, 2007 11:40 AM

1. Falling Man
By Don DeLillo. Scribner.
2. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
3. Rant
By Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday.
4. The Sixth Target
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.
5. Bad Luck and Trouble
By Lee Child. Delacorte.
6. Invisible Prey
By John Sandford. Putnam.
7. After Dark
By Haruki Murakami. Knopf.
8. Simple Genius
By David Baldacci. Warner.
9. The Children of Húrin
By J.R.R. Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin.
10. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 5/20

Posted by Jim Concannon May 21, 2007 01:47 PM

1. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins.
2. Rant
By Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday.
3. The Woods
By Harlan Coben. Dutton.
4. Simple Genius
By David Baldacci. Warner.
5. The Children of Húrin
By J.R.R. Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin.
6. The Sixth Target
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.
7. Nineteen Minutes
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
8. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
9. Body Surfing
By Anita Shreve. Little, Brown.
10. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 5/13

Posted by Jim Concannon May 13, 2007 01:40 PM

1. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
By Michael Chabon. HarperCollins
2. The Children of Húrin
By J.R.R. Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin.
3. Rant
By Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday.
4. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
5. Simple Genius
By David Baldacci. Warner.
6. The Woods
By Harlan Coben. Dutton.
7. Body Surfing
By Anita Shreve. Little, Brown.
8. Nineteen Minutes
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
9. The Ministry of Special Cases
By Nathan Englander. Knopf.
10. Angelica
By Arthur Phillips. Random House.

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Great Writers: Jon Clinch

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 6, 2007 07:19 AM

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Jon Clinch
(Globe staff photo by Wendy Maeda)

Everywhere they go, Jon Clinch and his debut novel "Finn" have been making a splash. Last month, Clinch's appearance and his dark, powerful work telling the story of Huckleberry Finn's father were the talk of the Newburyport Literary Festival.

Last week, Clinch gave a reading and talk at Newtonville Books in Newton and agreed to be featured in this week's episode of the Globe's Great Writers Podcast.

Clinch runs his own advertising agency in the suburbs of Philadelphia, but if the buzz over his novel continues to grow, he may have to quit his day job someday soon...

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 5/6

Posted by Jim Concannon May 4, 2007 03:09 PM

1. The Children of Húrin
By J.R.R. Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin.
2. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
3. Body Surfing
By Anita Shreve. Little, Brown.
4. The Woods
By Harlan Coben. Dutton.
5. Simple Genius
By David Baldacci. Warner.
6. Nineteen Minutes
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
7. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
8. Shopaholic and Baby
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
9. Boomsday
By Christopher Buckley. Twelve.
10. I Heard That Song Before
By Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 4/29

Posted by Jim Concannon April 29, 2007 12:31 PM

1. The Children of Húrin
By J.R.R. Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin.
2. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
3. The Woods
By Harlan Coben. Dutton.
4. Nineteen Minutes
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
5. I Heard That Song Before
By Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.
6. Fresh Disasters
By Stuart Woods. Putnam.
7. The Blue Zone
By Andrew Gross. Morrow.
8. Boomsday
By Christopher Buckley. Twelve.
9. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
10. My French Whore
By Gene Wilder. St. Martin’s.


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The Top of the Stack

Posted by Ralph Ranalli April 24, 2007 12:41 PM

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Michael Thomas shares his favorite books in a new Great Writers podcast feature
(Globe staff photo by Suzanne Kreiter)

Whenever an aspiring author asks a successful one for advice, the answer is invariably: "Read."

But read what?

To help answer that question, the Globe's Great Writers podcast has been asking our participating authors to recommend the great books they've been reading lately. We're calling the new feature "Top of the Stack" - as in the books that have earned exulted status amid that pile next to their favorite reading chair.

The first installment of the new feature is already live online. We're also offering a recap and links here for those seeking more information.

Lionel Shriver, the author of the best selling book "We Need to Talk About Kevin," read last month from her new novel "The Post-Birthday World." She recommended:

"Intiution", by Allegra Goodman"
"Revolutionary Road" by Richard Yates, and
"Atonement" by Ian McEwan

Michael Thomas, the Newton native who recently published the acclaimed novel "Man Gone Down," included a collection by poet Yusef Komunyakaa among his recommendations. They were:

"Just Above My Head" by James Baldwin
"Four Quartets" by T.S. Eliot, and
"Taboo" by Yosef Komunyakaa.

Finally, Pagan Kennedy, the author of the fascinating transsexual surgical history "The First Man-Made Man," recommended:

"The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion,
"The Midnight Disease" by Alice Flaherty, and
"His Brother's Keeper" by Jonathan Weiner.

We'll bring you more recommendations as the series moves along. The next episode of Great Writers will feature Erica Wagner, literary editor for The Times of London, reading and discussing her new novel "Seizure" at Newtonville Books.

Hardcover fiction bestsellers, 4/1

Posted by Jim Concannon March 30, 2007 12:04 PM

1. Nineteen Minutes
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
2. Heart-Shaped Box
By Joe Hill. Morrow.
3. Shopaholic and Baby
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
4. Then We Came to the End
By Joshua Ferris. Little, Brown.
5. Christine Falls
By Benjamin Black. Holt.
6. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
7. Whitethorn Woods
By Maeve Binchy. Knopf.
8. For a Few Demons More
By Kim Morrison. Eos.
9. The Post-Birthday World
By Lionel Shriver. HarperCollins.
10. Innocent Traitor
By Alison Weir. Ballantine.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 3/25

Posted by Jim Concannon March 23, 2007 03:33 PM

1. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
2. Nineteen Minutes
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
3. Shopaholic and Baby
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
4. Whitethorn Woods
By Maeve Binchy. Knopf.
5. Heyday
By Kurt Andersen. Random House.
6. You Don’t Love Me Yet
By Jonathan Lethem. Doubleday.
7. Step On a Crack
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
8. The Post-Birthday World
By Lionel Shriver. HarperCollins.
9. Christine Falls
By Benjamin Black. Holt.
10. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 3/18

Posted by Jim Concannon March 16, 2007 11:09 AM

1. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
2. Nineteen Minutes
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.
3. Step On a Crack
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
4. Shopaholic and Baby
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
5. Suite Française
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
6. Whitethorn Woods
By Maeve Binchy. Knopf.
7. The Double Bind
By Chris Bohjalian. Shaye Areheart.
8. Sisters
By Danielle Steel. Delacorte.
9. Make Way for Ducklings
By Robert McCloskey. Viking.
10. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 3/11

Posted by Jim Concannon March 9, 2007 05:15 PM

1. Ten Days in the Hills
By Jane Smiley. Knopf.
2. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
3. Shopaholic and Baby
By Sophie Kinsella. Dial.
4. The Double Bind
By Chris Bohjalian. Shaye Areheart.
5. Step On a Crack
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
6. Strangled
By Brian McGrory. Atria.
7. Dragon of the Red Dawn
By Mary Pope Osborne. Random House.
8. Plum Lovin’
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
9. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
10. Forever in Blue
By Ann Brashares. Delacorte.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 2/11

Posted by Jim Concannon March 1, 2007 03:14 PM

1. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
2. Step On a Crack
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
3. Innocent in Death
By J.D. Robb. Putnam.
4. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
5. High Profile
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.
6. Heart-Shaped Box
By Joe Hill. Morrow.
7. Strangled
By Brian McGrory. Atria.
8. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
9. Ten Days in the Hills
By Jane Smiley. Knopf.
10. The Double Bind
By Chris Bohjalian. Shaye Areheart.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 2/25

Posted by Jim Concannon February 23, 2007 01:37 PM

1. The Castle in the Forest
By Norman Mailer. Random House.
2. Step On a Crack
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
3. Strangled
By Brian McGrory. Atria.
4. The Double Bind
By Chris Bohjalian. Shaye Areheart.
5. Suite Française
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
6. Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
7. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
8. You Suck: A Love Story
By Christopher Moore. Morrow.
9. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
10. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 2/18

Posted by Jim Concannon February 16, 2007 06:33 PM

1. Suite Française
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
2. The Castle in the Forest
By Norman Mailer. Random House.
3. Step On a Crack
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.
4. High Profile
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.
5. The Alexandria Link
By Steve Berry. Ballantine.
6. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
7. Forever in Blue
By Ann Brashares. Delacorte.
8. Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
9. The Strangler
By William Landay. Delacorte.
10. Plum Lovin’
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 2/11

Posted by Jim Concannon February 8, 2007 03:12 PM

1. The Castle in the Forest
By Norman Mailer. Random House.
2. Suite Française
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
3. House of Meetings
By Martin Amis. Knopf.
4. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
5. Hannibal Rising
By Thomas Harris. Delacorte.
6. Plum Lovin’
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s
7. Sacred Games
By Vikram Chandra. HarperCollins.
8. Travels in the Scriptorium
By Paul Auster. Holt.
9. Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
10. Dust
By Martha Grimes. Viking.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 2/04

Posted by Jim Concannon January 31, 2007 06:10 PM

1. You Suck: A Love Story
By Christopher Moore. Morrow.
2. Suite Française
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
3. Plum Lovin’
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
4. The Castle in the Forest
By Norman Mailer. Random House.
5. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
6. The Terror
By Dan Simmons. Little, Brown.
7. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
8. The Echo Maker
By Richard Powers.Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
9. Travels in the Scriptorium
By Paul Auster. Holt.
10. Hannibal Rising
By Thomas Harris. Delacorte.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 1/28

Posted by Jim Concannon January 26, 2007 05:47 PM

1. Sacred Games
By Vikram Chandra. HarperCollins.
2. Suite Française
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
3. The Echo Maker
By Richard Powers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
4. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
5. House of Meetings
By Martin Amis. Knopf.
6. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
7. You Suck
By Christopher Moore. Morrow.
8. Breakpoint
By Richard A. Clarke. Putnam.
9. Forever in Blue
By Ann Brashares. Delacorte.
10. Charity Girl
By Michael Lowenthal. Houghton Mifflin.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 1/21

Posted by Jim Concannon January 17, 2007 05:46 PM

1. Suite Française
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
2. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
3. Sacred Games
By Vikram Chandra. HarperCollins.
4. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
5. Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
6. Plum Lovin’
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.
7. The Boleyn Inheritance
By Philippa Gregory. Touchstone.
8. Forever in Blue
By Ann Brashares. Delacorte.
9. Exile
By Richard North Patterson. Holt.
10. The Echo Maker
By Richard Powers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, 1/14

Posted by Jim Concannon January 11, 2007 02:41 PM

1. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
2. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
3. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
4. Mothers and Sons
By Colm Tóibín. Scribner.
5. Suite Française
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
6. The Boleyn Inheritance
By Philippa Gregory. Touchstone.
7. Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown
8. Hannibal Rising
By Thomas Harris. Delacorte.
9. The Hunters
By W.E.B. Griffin. Penguin.
10. Next
By Michael Crichton. HarperCollins.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 1/07

Posted by Jim Concannon January 4, 2007 04:28 PM

1. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
2. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
3. Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
4. Suite Française
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
5. The View From Castle Rock
By Alice Munro. Knopf.
6. The Echo Maker
By Richard Powers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
7. The Boleyn Inheritance
By Philippa Gregory. Touchstone.
8. Hannibal Rising
By Thomas Harris. Delacorte.
9. One Good Turn
By Kate Atkinson. Little, Brown.
10. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 12/24

Posted by Jim Concannon December 20, 2006 06:49 PM

1. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
2. The View From Castle Rock
By Alice Munro. Knopf.
3. The Echo Maker
By Richard Powers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
4. Nature Girl
By Carl Hiaasen. Knopf.
5. Absurdistan
By Gary Shteyngart. Random House.
6. Suite Francaise
By Irène Némirovsky. Knopf.
7. Against the Day
By Thomas Pynchon. Penguin.
8. The Road
By Cormac McCarthy. Knopf.
9. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
10. Next
By Michael Crichton. HarperCollins.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 12/17

Posted by Jim Concannon December 14, 2006 06:25 PM

1. Against the Day
By Thomas Pynchon. Penguin.
2. Nature Girl
By Carl Hiaasen. Knopf.
3. The View From Castle Rock
By Alice Munro. Knopf.
4. Hannibal Rising
By Thomas Harris. Delacorte.
5. Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
6. Next
By Michael Crichton. HarperCollins.
7. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
8. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
9. The Shape Shifter
By Tony Hillerman. HarperCollins.
10. Wild Fire
By Nelson DeMille. Warner.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, 12/10

Posted by Jim Concannon December 7, 2006 05:32 PM

1. Against the Day
By Thomas Pynchon. Penguin.
2. The View From Castle Rock
By Alice Munro. Knopf.
3. Next
By Michael Crichton. HarperCollins
4. The Lay of the Land
By Richard Ford. Knopf.
5. Nature Girl
By Carl Hiaasen. Knopf.
6. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
7. Thirst
By Mary Oliver. Beacon.
8. Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
9. Wild Fire
By Nelson DeMille. Warner.
10. The Shape Shifter
By Tony Hillerman. HarperCollins.

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Hardcover fiction bestsellers

Posted by Jim Concannon November 22, 2006 03:37 PM

1. Nature Girl
By Carl Hiaasen. Knopf.
2. Cross
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
3. Wild Fire
By Nelson DeMille. Warner.
4. The Echo Maker
By Richard Powers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
5. The Lay of the Land
By Richard Ford. Knopf.
6. What Is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
7. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
8. The View From Castle Rock
By Alice Munro. Knopf.
9. The Ghost at the Table
By Suzanne Berne. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
10. One Good Turn
By Kate Atkinson. Little, Brown.


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Hardcover fiction bestsellers, week of 11/12

Posted by Jim Concannon November 8, 2006 01:42 PM

1. The Lay of the Land
By Richard Ford. Knopf.
2. Lisey’s Story
By Stephen King. Scribner.
3. What is the What
By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s.
4. Hundred-Dollar Baby
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.
5. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
6. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
7. What Came Before He Shot Her
By Elizabeth George. HarperCollins.
8. Suite Francaise
By Irene Nemirovsky. Knopf.
9. One Good Turn
By Kate Atkinson. Little, Brown.
8. Thirteen Moons
By Charles Frazier. Random House.


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Hardcover fiction

Posted by Jim Concannon October 27, 2006 10:58 AM

1. Thirteen Moons
By Charles Frazier. Random House.
2. What Came Before He Shot Her
By Elizabeth George. HarperCollins.
3. One Good Turn
By Kate Atkinson. Little, Brown.
4. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
5. Echo Park
By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
6. The Thirteenth Tale
By Diane Setterfield. Atria.
7. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
8. The Road
By Cormac McCarthy. Knopf.
9. The Collectors
By David Baldacci. Warner.
10. Act of Treason
By Vince Flynn. Atria.


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Hardcover fiction

Posted by Jim Concannon October 17, 2006 02:35 PM

1. The Road
By Cormac McCarthy. Knopf.
2. Thirteen Moons
By Charles Frazier. Random House.
3. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
4. For One More Day
By Mitch Albom. Hyperion.
5. Under Orders
By Dick Francis. Putnam.
6. The Right Attitude to Rain
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.
7. The Book of Fate
By Brad Meltzer. Warner.
8. The Thirteenth Tale
By Diane Setterfield. Atria.
9. Fiddler’s Dream
By Gregory Spatz. Southern Methodist University.
10. Messenger of Truth
By Jacqueline Winspear. Holt.



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Hardcover fiction

Posted by Jim Concannon September 27, 2006 10:34 AM

1. The Emperor’s Children
By Claire Messud. Knopf.
2. After This
By Alice McDermott. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
3. Rise and Shine
By Anna Quindlen. Random House.
4. Tolstoy Lied
By Rachel Kadish. Houghton Mifflin.
5. The Book of Fate
By Brad Meltzer. Warner.
6. Special Topics in Calamity Physics
By Marisha Pessl. Viking.
7. The Thirteenth Tale
By Diane Setterfield. Atria.
8. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
By Haruki Murakami. Knopf.
9. Coronado
By Dennis Lehane. Morrow.
10. Wizard of the Crow
By Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Pantheon.

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