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RICHARD FORD in conversation with CHRISTOPHER LYDON

May 5, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes RICHARD FORD to talk about his latest book, Between Them: Remembering My Parents How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? FORD’s parents—Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school girl with a difficult past; and Parker, a sweet-natured, soft-spoken traveling

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7:00 pm
$55

The Dire Literary Series

May 5, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Out of the Blue Gallery Too, 541 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02118 United States

The Dire Literary Series, hosted by Timothy Gager, is pleased to welcome Christine Reilly, Olivia Cerrone, and Ray K. Anderson.  Christine Reilly has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, the Dalton School, City and Country School, and Collegiate School. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and her Master’s degree in writing from Sarah Lawrence

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LIDIA YUKNAVITCH – The Book of Joan

May 5, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

The bestselling author of The Chronology of Water offers a vision of our near-extinction in one of this year’s most anticipated novels, with a heroine–the reimagined Joan of Arc–on the precipice of a world ravaged by violence and greed. This event is free and open to the public.

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.