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The Rise of the Rocket Girls

KAITLYN GREENIDGE: We Love You, Charlie Freeman

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Love and Literature: A Panel on Romance at the Boston Public Library

GISH JEN reads from her latest, “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap”

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Animals Strike Curious Poses, A Novel by ELENA PASSARELLO

JIM SHEPARD- The World To Come

Cambridge Forum with On Being’s KRISTA TIPPETT

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Inkblots: A Discussion of Rorschach and His Test at Harvard Book Store

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Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Dire Literary Series with ELIZABETH SEARLE, VI KHI NAO, and ADAM SCHEFFLER

GARRARD CONLEY and TAYLOR LARSEN at Harvard Book Store

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The Boston Abolitionists: Actors from the Poets Theatre

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NICOLE GALLAND – The Play’s the Thing: Shakespeare on Stage

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

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The One Eyed Man at Harvard Book Store

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Internationally bestselling author MOHSIN HAMID at Harvard Book Store

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A Fresh Take on Robert Lowell at Harvard Book Store

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

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Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China

JAMI ATTENBURG: All Grown Up

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Write Down the Street / Autores a la Vuelta

Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales of Animal Brides and Grooms

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Stairwell Art Gallery Reception

DAN CHAON: Ill Will

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FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

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How Iceland Inspires Lovers of the Written Word

A Discussion of Harriet Tubman, Mary Surratt, and Rosemary Kennedy at the Boston Public Library

American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution

Rivals Unto the Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

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Savor TOM NEALON’s History of Food Fights and Culture Wars

The Fortunate Ones- ELLEN UMANSKY at Harvard Book Store

Wilde Opera Nights: The Importance of Being Earnest

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Novelists JULIE LEKSTROM and JIM SHEPARD

Wilde Opera Nights: The Importance of Being Earnest

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American Passage: The History of Ellis Island

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The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé: A Night of Poetry

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes at Old South Church

3rd Annual Fifth of March Anniversary – Speak Out!

Lowell Lecture: Reginald Dwayne Betts – An Evening of Poetry

The Hollywood Daughter – Ingrid Bergman

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Best New England Crime Stories

Novelist Paul Tremblay Reading at Suffolk University

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

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Edwin Frank, NYRB Books: “The Editor’s Share”

CLAUDIA RANKINE at Arts Emerson

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Write Down the Street / Autores a la Vuelta

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Storytime at Newtonville Books: Buzz, Ruby, and Their City Chicks

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Stairwell Art Gallery Reception

“Connecting with the Enemy” at Porter Square Books

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Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age

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BRAVO! BRAVA!: Gender, Opera, and the Marriage of Figaro

ELIF BATUMAN at Harvard Book Store

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Marathon reading of IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE by Sinclair Lewis

Coyote on a Fence presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston

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Marathon reading of IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE by Sinclair Lewis

Coyote on a Fence presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston

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Marathon reading of IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE by Sinclair Lewis

Coyote on a Fence presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston

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