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6:30 pm

Stephanie Gayle talk at Cambridge Public Library

January 28, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Stephanie Gayle's latest book, Idyll Hands, explores two cases of two women missing since the 1970s. At her talk she'll discuss the inspiration behind the book and how missing persons has been a pivotal plot in the mystery genre. She'll also discuss the fascinating true mystery of Agatha Christie, who went missing for 11 days […]

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7:00 pm

Tessa Hadley in conversation with James Wood

January 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

After three decades of friendship, Zach has died, and Alexandr, Christine, and Zachary are left to grieve in ways that warp and strain their relationships. Late in the Day explores the complex webs at the center of our most intimate relationships, to expose how infinite alternate configurations lie beneath the seemingly dependable arrangements we make for our […]

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The Harvard Square Book Circle at Harvard Book Store

January 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, discusses ELIZABETH HARDWICK's Sleepless Nights. About Sleepless Nights In Sleepless Nights a woman looks back on her life—the parade of people, the shifting background of place—and assembles a scrapbook of memories, reflections, portraits, letters, wishes, and dreams. An inspired fusion of fact and invention, this beautifully realized, hard-bitten, lyrical book […]

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