For the McGanns, 2002 proves a very bad year when Art, the oldest son of this devout clan and a priest, is accused of sex abuse. Sheila McGann, who had been estranged from the family, returns home to support her beloved brother. During this visit a series of long-hidden secrets will emerge. Jennifer Haigh chronicles the dramatic, tangled yarn of the McGanns in “Faith,” her new novel. Haigh will read from it on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.
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SUNDAY: Poet Naomi Shihab Nye reads at 4 p.m., at Longfellow House, East Lawn, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge … J. Courtney Sullivan reads from “Maine,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.
MONDAY: Lisa See reads from “Dreams of Joy,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner.
TUESDAY: Kate Christensen (“The Astral”) and Stefan Merrill Block (“The Storm at the Door”) read at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Molly Birnbaum discusses “Season to Taste,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Gary Braver (“Tunnel Vision”) and Emily Fox-Kales (“Body Shots”) speak at 7:30 p.m., at Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington.
WEDNESDAY: Paul Doiron reads from “Trespasser,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Stefan Merrill Block reads from “The Storm at the Door,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Christopher Klein discusses “Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands,” at 7 p.m., at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Joy Ashe discusses “Gene Defense,” at 5:30 p.m., at Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol.
THURSDAY: Jennifer Haigh reads from “Faith,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Erin Moulton reads from “Flutter,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Gary Braver reads from “Tunnel Vision,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Mara Hvistendahl discusses “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … David Kelly reads from “The Fenway Foul-Up,” at 4:30 p.m., at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., Charlestown … Novelist Stephen McCauley hosts a discussion of Iris Owens’s “After Claude,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books.
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