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6:00 pm

Linda Holmes presents Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel at Harvard Bookstore

July 8, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$6 - $27

Harvard Book Store welcomes Linda Holmes—pop culture correspondent for NPR and host of the podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour—for a discussion of her debut novel, Evvie Drake Starts Over. She will be joined in conversation by librarian and cultural advisory savant MARGARET H. WILLISON. About Evvie Drake Starts Over In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed […]

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7:00 pm

Charles Fishman presents One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

July 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer CHARLES FISHMAN—author of The Walmart Effect, Curious Minds, and The Big Thirst—for a discussion of his latest book, One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon. About One Giant Leap President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should […]

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7:30 pm

Brookline Booksmith Book Club: The Immortalists

July 8, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

The Brookline Booksmith Book Club meets downstairs at 7:30pm. To contact our moderator, email bookclub@brooklinebooksmith.com. It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children–four adolescents […]

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