Summer is beginning to wind down but there are still a few precious weeks left. There is still time yet to swim, nap, dine outdoors, pick up fun, light reads. Prize-winning sportswriter Frank Deford wants to help with that last bit. On Tuesday, Deford will discuss his recently released “Bliss, Remembered” at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith. The novel is a love story about a beautiful American swimmer named Sydney Stringfellow who falls in love with a handsome German during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Clearly this is a departure for Deford. But what is summer if not the perfect time for a break from what we regularly do?
Now, for the rest of the list, read on.
TODAY: Poets Diana Der-Hovanessian, Gail Mazur, Matthew Pearl, and David Slavitt read at 4 p.m., at Longfellow National Historic Site, East Lawn, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge … Gail Kahn signs “What Now Lucas?” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Books by the Sea, Rte. 28, S. Yarmouth.
MONDAY: Thomas Moore discusses “Care of the Soul in Medicine,” at 7 p.m., at the Quaker Friends Meeting House, Spring Hill Road, E. Sandwich.
TUESDAY: Michael Capuzzo reads from “The Murder Room,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Ru Freeman (“A Disobedient Girl”) and Ann Hood (“The Red Thread”) read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge.
WEDNESDAY: Thomas Moore discusses “Care of the Soul in Medicine, at 7 p.m., at the Quaker Friends Meeting House, Spring Hill Rd., East Sandwich … Marie Sherman signs “Say ‘I Do,’ ” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Books by the Sea.
THURSDAY: Alexander Zaitchik discusses “Common Nonsense,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Jedidiah Berry (“The Manual of Detection”) and Julia Holmes (“Meeks”) read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books.
FRIDAY: Gail Kahn signs “What Now Lucas?” from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and J. North Conway discusses “The Cape Cod Canal,” at 11 a.m., at the Osterville Historical Museum, 155 West Bay Road, Osterville.
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