Daniel "Skippy" Juster attends an all-boys Catholic prep school in Dublin. Paul Murray's "Skippy Dies'' chronicles the events that lead up our eponymous hero's tragicomic passing. Murray will discuss his raucous and tender novel at 7 p.m. Friday at Brookline Booksmith.
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MONDAY: Salman Rushdie (with Maria Tatar) discusses “Luka and the Fire of Life,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge; tickets ($10) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515 … Poets Joanna Klink and Timothy Donnelly read at 8 p.m., at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3) … Phoebe Potts discusses “Good Eggs,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Gordon A. Martin (“Count Them One by One”) speaks at 5:30 p.m., at the JFK Library, Columbia Point; to make a reservation, visit www.jfklibrary.org or call 617-514-1643.
TUESDAY: Wendell Potter discusses “Deadly Spin,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, Cambridge … Amy Sedaris signs “Simple Times,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Peter Gammons, Bob Ryan, and Bob Hohler (“The Best American Sports Writing”) speak at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Jonathan Bloom discusses “How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Stacy Schiff discusses “Cleopatra,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St. ($15); for reservations, call 617-720-7600.
WEDNESDAY: Stacy Schiff discusses “Cleopatra,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Roger Lowenstein (“The End of Wall Street”) speaks at 6 p.m., and Eric Jaffe (“The King’s Best Highway”) speaks at 6:30 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … David Edwards discusses “The Lab: Creativity and Culture,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Joanne Chang discusses “Flour,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith; RSVP 781-431-1160 or email@example.com … Susan Cheever discusses “Louisa May Alcott,” at 7 p.m., at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Suketa Mehta (“Maximum City”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Yawkey Athletics Center, Murray Room, Boston College, Chestnut Hill … Akbar Ahmed discusses “Journey into America,” at 6:45 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.
THURSDAY: Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Susan Cheever discusses “Louisa May Alcott,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Poets Mark Conway, Jason Stumpf, and Nathan Hoks read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Poet and “Ploughshares” guest editor Terrance Hayes (“Lighthead”) reads at 6 p.m., at the Paramount Center, 555 Washington St. … Judith Aronson discusses “Likenesses,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Paul De Angelis discusses “Dear Mrs. Kennedy,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Burlington Mall, 98 Middlesex Tpk., Burlington.
FRIDAY: Jason W. Stevens discusses “God-Fearing and Free: A Spiritual History of America’s Cold War,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Erica Ferencik, Fiona Helmsley, John Petrolini III, and Timothy Gager read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge … Children’s author T.M. Murphy signs “Saving Santa’s Seals,” from 3 to 5 p.m., at Borders, Cambridge Side Galleria.
SATURDAY: Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp sign “The Book Club Cookbook,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Barry Moser discusses “One Hundred Portraits,” at 3 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith; RSVP for latter event at 781-431-1160 or firstname.lastname@example.org … T.M. Murphy signs “Saving Santa’s Seals,” from 2 to 4 p.m., at Borders, 255 Grossman Dr., Braintree.
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