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City of Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges Reading at the BPL

January 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Copley Square – 2nd Floor, Abbey Room, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

In one of her last appearances as the City of Boston’s Poet Laureate (2015-2019), Danielle Legros Georges will read from her work, accompanied by special guests.

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7:00 pm

Dani Shapiro at Brookline Booksmith

January 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Archive. Inheritance is a book about secrets–secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman’s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her […]

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Author Talk: Peter Shinkle

January 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes veteran reporter PETER SHINKLE for a discussion of his new book, Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler. He will be introduced by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and writer THOMAS POWERS. About Ike's Mystery Man President Eisenhower's National Security Advisor Robert "Bobby" Cutler shaped US Cold War strategy in far more consequential […]

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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.