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Boston area author readings July 11-17

Posted by guest  July 8, 2010 10:19 AM

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Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, "To Kill a Mockingbird.'' To mark the occasion writer Katherine Howe (“Physick Book of Deliverance Dane”), journalist Dan Kennedy, and others will read from and discuss the influence and impact of the novel at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Books, 45 Lafayette St., Salem.

And now for the rest of the list, read on.

July 11 to 17

TODAY: Poet Mark Strand reads at 4 p.m., at Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge … Jane Brox discusses “Brilliant: The Evolution in Artificial Light,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.

MONDAY: David Mitchell discusses “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515.

TUESDAY: Poet Elyse Fenton reads from “Clamor,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Toby Lester discusses “The Fourth Part of the World,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Herbert Benson discusses “The Relaxation Revolution,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.

WEDNESDAY: Harvard Book Store presents a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; tickets ($10) available at, at Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Sally Cragin discusses “The Astrological Elements,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Edward Achorn discusses “Fifty-nine in ’84,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square.

THURSDAY: Frank Bruni discusses “Born Round,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Jessica Shattuck discusses “Perfect Life,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Joan Leegant (“Wherever You Go”) and Tracy Winn (“Mrs. Somebody Somebody”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Adam Ross discusses “Mr. Peanut,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Lynne Griffin reads from “Sea Escape,” at 7 p.m., at Cornerstone Books ... Tess Gerritsen discusses "Ice Cold," at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, One Worcester Rd., Framingham ... Larry Tye discusses "Satchel," at 3:30 p.m. at Cotuit Library, 871 Main St., Cotuit, and at 6:30 p.m., at Spillane Field, Wareham.

SATURDAY: Barry Nelson signs “Mr. Ed Dead,” from 1 to 3 p.m., at Annie’s Book Stop, 362 S. Main St., Sharon ... Larry Tye discusses "Satchel," at 3 p.m., at Market Street Bookshop, Mashpee Commons.

Announcements must arrive at two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change.

Posted by Judith Maas

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