Got World Cup fever yet? If not you might need to stop in to check out the father-and-son team of Steven Stark and Harrison Stark as they discuss their book “World Cup 2010: The Indispensable Guide to Soccer and Geopolitics” on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Square Coop in Cambridge. In "World Cup,'' the Starks offer up the superstitions, rivalries, and personalities that rule the sport, and they handicap the prospects of the 32 teams.
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MONDAY: Luis Alberto Urrea reads from “Into the Beautiful North,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Ethan Daniels discusses “Under Cape Cod Waters,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner.
TUESDAY: Justin Cronin reads from “The Passage,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Colson Whitehead reads from “Sag Harbor,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Ethan Daniels discusses “Under Cape Cod Waters,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Jeff Brown reads from “Winner’s Brain,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … William Martin discusses “City of Dreams,” at 7:30 p.m., at Reuben Hoar Library, 41 Shattuck St., Littleton.
WEDNESDAY: Maggie Pouncey discusses “The Perfect Reader,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Shane Jones reads from “Light Boxes,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Jackson Kaguri reads from “The Price of Stones,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Steven and Harrison Stark discuss “World Cup 2010,” at 5:30 p.m., at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … Trish Ryan discusses “A Maze of Grace,” at 7:30 p.m., at Greater Boston Vineyard Church, 170 Rindge Ave., Cambridge.
THURSDAY: Jennifer Egan (“A Visit from the Goon Squad”) and Holly LeCraw (“The Swimming Pool”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Michael Perry discusses “Coop,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Jessica Stern reads from “Denial: A Memoir of Terror,” at 7 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … David Herlihy (“The Lost Cyclist”) speaks at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Dave Zeltserman reads from “Killer,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Will Leitch discusses “Are We Winning?” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Bret Easton Ellis reads from “Imperial Bedrooms,” 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 … Joe Flood discusses “The Fires,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Brad Herzog discusses “Turn Left at the Trojan Horse,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham … Stephen Puleo discusses “A City So Grand,” at 7 p.m., at Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset.
FRIDAY: Laura Eldridge discusses “In Our Control,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Poet Sharon Bryan and Pat Lowery Collins (“Writing for Young People”) read at 7:15 p.m., at Marran Theater, Lesley University, 47 Oxford St., Cambridge … Sloane Crosley reads from “How Did You Get This Number,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith.
SATURDAY: Jane Brox and Hester Kaplan read at 7 p.m., at Marran Theater, Lesley University.
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