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APRIL Boston-area Book Readings of Note


Jessica Stern
J.M. Berger

ISIS: The State of Terror
Harvard Book Store
Monday April 6 at 7pm

Helen MacDonald
H is for Hawk
Harvard Book Store
Tuesday April 7 at 7pm


Lily King
Portersquare Books
Tuesday April 7 at 7pm

Peter Slevin
Michelle Obama: A Life
Brookline Booksmith
Wednesday April 8 at 7pm

Lydia Davis
Can’t and Won’t: Stories
Harvard Book Store
Wednesday April 8 at 6pm

ordinary light

Tracy K. Smith
Ordinary Light: a memoir
Harvard Book Store
Thursday April 9 at 7pm

Philip Kerr
The Lady from Zagreb
Brookline Booksmith
Thursday April 9 at 7pm

Malcolm Gladwell
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Harvard Book Store
Monday April 13 at 7:30pm

Marge Piercy
Made in Detroit: Poems
Brookline Booksmith
Tuesday April 14 at 7pm

Nina Maclaughlin
Hammer Head
Porter Square Books
Wednesday April 15 at 5pm

folded clock

Heidi Julavits
The Folded Clock: a diary
Harvard Book Store
Wednesday April 15 at 7pm

Goran Rosenberg
A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz
Brookline Booksmith
Sunday April 19 at 5pm


Jennifer Teege
My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: a Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past
Harvard Book Store
Tuesday April 21 at 7pm

Eva Selhub
Your Health Destiny: Take Control of Your Body’s Innate Ability to Heal Itself
Brookline Booksmith
Tuesday April 21 at 7pm


Kate Bolick
Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own
Harvard Book Store
Thursday April 23 at 7pm

Marge Piercy
Made in Detroit: poems
Porter Square Books
Thursday April 30 at 7pm

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in the realm: Summer Reading Part I

[descriptions from Goodreads]


Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian [Doubleday, July 8]
–story of Emily Shepard, a homeless girl living in an igloo made of garbage bags in Burlington. Nearly a year ago, a power plant in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont had a meltdown, and both of Emily’s parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault—was he drunk when it happened?


Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen [Knopf, July 8]
–It is 1938 when Eveline, a young bride, follows her husband into the wilderness of Minnesota. Though their cabin is rundown, they have a river full of fish, a garden out back, and a new baby boy named Hux. But when Emil leaves to take care of his sick father, the unthinkable happens: a stranger arrives, and Eveline becomes pregnant. She gives the child away, and while Hux grows up hunting and fishing in the woods with his parents, his sister, Naamah, is raised an orphan. Years later, haunted by the knowledge of this forsaken girl, Hux decides to find his sister and bring her home to the cabin.


Euphoria by Lily King
–For years, English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field studying the Kiona tribe of Papua, New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brother’s public suicide, and increasingly infuriated with and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of killing himself when a chance meeting with colleagues, the controversial and consummate Nell Stone and her wry Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just finished their studies of the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s ill health, the couple is ravenous for another new discovery. Together with Bankson they set out to uncover the Tam, a local tribe with an almost mythic existence.

rise and fall

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman [Dial Press, June]
–Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her News arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers.

I love you more

I Love You More by Jennifer Murphy [Doubleday, June]
–Picasso Lane is twelve years old when her father, Oliver, is murdered at their summer beach house. Her mother, Diana, is the primary suspect—until the police discover his second wife, and then his third. The women say they have never met—but Picasso knows otherwise.

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