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Boston area author readings, week of June 22-28

Posted by Jim Concannon  June 17, 2008 04:01 PM

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By Judith Maas

SUNDAY: Margot Livesey (‘‘The House on Fortune Street’’) and DeWitt Henry (‘‘Safe Suicide’’) read at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville.

MONDAY: David Wroblewski reads from ‘‘The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,’’ at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ... Leo Ou-Fan Lee discusses ‘‘City Between Worlds: My Hong Kong,’’ at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge ... Novelist Kathryn Davis and artist Bert Yarborough speak at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown.
TUESDAY: Roxana Robinson reads from ‘‘Cost,’’ at noon at the Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St. (reservations, 617-720-7600), and at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge ... Samuel Shem discusses ‘‘The Spirit of the Place,’’ at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store ... Poet Robin Becker and David Gessner (‘‘Return of the Osprey’’) speak at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Work Center.
WEDNESDAY: Ellen Sussman and others discuss ‘‘Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex,’’ at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline ... Peter Gosselin discusses ‘‘High Wire,’’ at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Square Coop ... Sasa Stanisic discusses ‘‘How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone,’’ at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store.
THURSDAY: Alan Furst discusses ‘‘The Spies of Warsaw,’’ at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; for tickets ($5) call Harvard Book Store at 617-661-1515 ... Scott Heim (‘‘We Disappear’’) and Francie Lin (‘‘The Foreigner’’) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books ... Sarah LeVine reads from ‘‘The Saint of Kathmandu,’’ at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ... Toby Barlow reads from ‘‘Sharp Teeth,’’ at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.
FRIDAY: Barbara Ehrenreich discusses ‘‘This Land Is Their Land,'' at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre; for tickets ($5) call Harvard Book Store at 617-661-1515 ... Robert H. Patton discusses ‘‘Patriot Pirates,’’ at 7 p.m. at Jabberwocky Books, 50 Water St., Newburyport.

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