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Boston area author readings April 25-May 1

Posted by guest  April 22, 2010 10:33 AM

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This week Harvard Book Store brings some marquee names to town. On Monday Australian novelist Peter Carey, one of only two writers to have won the Man Booker Prize twice, will read from his new novel, "Parrot and Olivier in America,'' at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge. Wednesday brings us renowned biologist and environmentalist E. O. Wilson who will discuss his first novel, "Anthill,'' at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre. And on Thursday David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, will discuss his newest book, "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama,'' at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge. Tickets for each event are $5 and are available at harvard.com; at the Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515.


SUNDAY: Poets Ben Mazer and Stephen Burt read at 3 p.m., at Pierre Menard Art Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge … Kelly O’Connor McNees reads from “The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Michael White (“Beautiful Passion”) and Debra Spark (“Good for the Jews”) speak at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville …Kitty Beer discusses “Human Scale,” at 2 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge …Anthony Sammarco discusses “Forest Hills Cemetery,” at 3 p.m., at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester, presents a children’s event featuring black lab Catie Copley and a reading at 3 p.m. of Deborah Kovacs’s “Catie Copley’s Great Escape.”

MONDAY: Elizabeth Berg reads from “The Last Time I Saw You,” at 2 p.m., at the Cottage Restaurant, 190 Linden St., Wellesley (for tickets, call 781-431-1160), and at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline; … Melissa Marr reads from “Radiant Shadows,” at 7 p.m., at Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Poets Katie Peterson and Sarah London read at 8 p.m., at Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge ($3)… Sam Weller (“The Bradbury Chronicles”) speaks at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square.

TUESDAY: Dennis Lehane (“The Given Day”) reads at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Anna Lappe and Frances Moore Lappe discuss “Diet for a Hot Planet,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Bryan Charles reads from “Wowee Zowee,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Stephen Prothero discusses “God Is Not One,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Jeff Goodell discusses “How to Cool the Planet,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Laurie King (“The God of the Hive”) speaks at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … John Ross discusses “El Monstruo,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Publishers’ representatives Anne DeCourcey and Ann Wachur provide reading recommendations at 6:30 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley.

WEDNESDAY: Alex Beam discusses “A Great Idea at the Time,” at 7:30 p.m., at Westwood Public Library, 668 High St., Westwood … J. William Harris discusses “The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah,” at 5:30 p.m., at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … Poet John Cayley and Daniel C. Howe read at 7:30 p.m., in Room 14E-310, 160 Memorial Dr., MIT, Cambridge … Alina Bronsky reads from “Broken Glass Park,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith.

THURSDAY: Alexander McCall Smith (“The No. 1 Ladies’Detective Agency” series) speaks at 6:30 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Meg Muckenhoupt (“Boston’s Gardens and Green Spaces”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith … Kelly O’Connor McNees (“The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott”) and Randy Susan Meyers (“The Murderer’s Daughters”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Helen Simonson discusses “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books …Poet Louise Gluck reads at 3:30 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 98 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington … Roger Lowenstein discusses “The End of Wall Street,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

FRIDAY: Bill McKibben discusses “Eaarth,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … The Boston Antiquarian Book Fair takes place from 5 to 9 p.m., at Boston University Track & Tennis Center, 100 Ashford St. … Francis Bok, Abuk Macam-Angui, and Lwal Baguoot discuss the Sudanese Education Fund at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books; associated books for sale … Cory Doctorow reads from “Little Brother,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Myrah Brown Green (“Pierced Symbols”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Jamaicaway Books, 676 Centre St., Jamaica Plain … Elise Broach (“Masterpiece”) and Marie Rutkoski (“The Celestial Globe) read at 6:30 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith.

SATURDAY: The Boston Antiquarian Book Fair continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Boston University Track & Tennis Center.

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


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