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Boston area author readings July 18-24

Posted by guest  July 15, 2010 10:17 AM

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The boys of summer are among us everywhere. Dear reader, give in to the obsession with all things baseball. Howard Bryant will discusses “The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron” on Tuesday July 20 at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square.

For the rest of the list, read on.

SUNDAY: Mary-Beth Hughes (“Double Happiness”) and Michelle Hoover (“The Quickening”) read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville.

MONDAY: James Tabor discusses “Blind Descent,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Amy McCoy discusses “Poor Girl Gourmet,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Jeannie Greeley, Paul Myette, Nate Pritts, and Vincent Scarpa read at 8 p.m., at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Corinne Demas reads from “The Writing Circle,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Peter Mayle discusses “Vintage Caper,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Iris Gomez (“Try to Remember”) and Randy Susan Meyers (“The Murderer’s Daughter”) read at 5:30 p.m., at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … Richard Russo reads from “That Old Cape Magic,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … Victor McElheny discusses “Drawing the Map of Life,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Jeffrey Bussgang discusses “Mastering the VC Game,” at 6 p.m., at Boston Palm, Copley Square, 200 Dartmouth St.; to register, go to:

WEDNESDAY: Jennifer Weiner discusses “Fly Away Home,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515.

THURSDAY: Vendela Vida reads from “The Lovers,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Daniel Johnson discusses “How to Catch a Falling Knife,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Allegra Goodman (“The Cookbook Collector”) and Jon Clinch (“Kings of the Earth”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … William Powers discusses “Hamlet’s Blackberry,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Dede Gallagher leads a discussion of Andrew Bridge’s memoir “Hope’s Boy,” at 1 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Christopher Klein discusses and signs “Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands,” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Boathouse on the Esplanade … Poets Harris Gardner, Zvi Sesling, and others read at 7 p.m., at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton St., Newton ($7).

SATURDAY: Carol McCleary reads from “The Alchemy of Murder,” at 1 p.m., at Borders, 255 Grossman Dr., Braintree.

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

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