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Boston area author readings May 22-28

Posted by guest  May 19, 2011 09:36 AM

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When she is remembered at all, Lee Krasner is usually dismissed as the loud, pushy wife of the influential artist Jackson Pollock. In her new biography, "Lee Krasner,'' Gail Levin took on the task of offering a fuller portrait of this complex, intriguing woman and artist who both helped and promoted Pollock's work as well as carved out a significant career for herself as a painter. Levin will discuss her book at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Wellesley Free Library.

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



TODAY: Andrew Krivak reads from “The Sojourn,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Neil Pasricha discusses “Book of (Even More) Awesome,” at 2 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

MONDAY: Geraldine Brooks reads from “Caleb’s Crossing,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Dorian Mintzer and Roberta Taylor discuss “The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle,” at 7 p.m., at Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada St., Newtonville; to register, call 617-467-5438 … Emma Donoghue reads from “Room,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Poets from Brookline’s Seasoned Voices Poetry Workshop read at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … China Mieville reads from “Embassytown,” 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 … Edith Pearlman (“Binocular Vision”) and Jane Roper (“Eden Lake”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville.

WEDNESDAY: Marge Piercy reads from “The Hunger Moon,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Karl Marlantes (“Matterhorn”) and Sebastian Junger (“War”) read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … David McCullough discusses “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, One Worcester Rd., Framingham … Romeo Dallaire discusses “They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Holly LeCraw (“The Swimming Pool”) and Sarah Gardner Borden (“Games to Play After Dark”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Aine Greaney discusses “Dance Lessons,” at 7 p.m., at Langley Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland.

THURSDAY: Marian Janssen discusses “Not at All What One Is Used To: The Life and Times of Isabella Gardner,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole discuss “Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Dyan deNapoli (“The Great Penguin Rescue”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset.

FRIDAY: Melissa Marr reads from “Graveminder,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jennifer Burton discuss “Call and Response: Key Debates in African American Studies,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Raven Used Books, 263 Newbury St., hosts a book launch at 8 p.m., featuring Andrew Joron (translator, Paul Scheerbart’s “The Perpetual Motion Machine”) and Marc Lowenthal (translator, Benjamin Peret’s “The Leg of Lamb.) ... William Martin discusses "The City of Dreams," at 2 p.m., Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St., Dennisport; to register, call 508-760-6219.

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