“Psychohistorian” Robert Jay Lifton has spent his career studying how people have coped with traumatic events, including the survivors of Hiroshima bombing, Vietnam veterans, victims of Chinese Communist “thought reform,” and Nazi concentration camp doctors. On Tuesday, Lifton will discuss his memoir, “Witness to an Extreme Century” at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store.
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TUESDAY: Robert Jay Lifton discusses “Witness to an Extreme Century,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.
WEDNESDAY: Dawn Tripp reads from “Game of Secrets,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … James Rollins (“The Devil Colony”) speaks at 6 p.m., in the Boston Room, Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Paul Lockhart (“The Whites of Their Eyes”) speaks at 6 p.m., in the Orientation Room, Boston Public Library, Copley Square.
THURSDAY: Nayana Currimbhoy reads from “Miss Timmins’ School for Girls,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Sterling Watson reads from “Fighting in the Shade,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville; Dennis Lehane introduces … Harvard Bookstore holds a celebration at 7 p.m., in honor of authors published through its Paige bookmaking system.
FRIDAY: Heywood Gould reads from “The Serial Killer’s Daughter,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Jesus Angel Garcia, Lisa Taylor, and Jacques Fleury read at 6 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge.
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