From the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me comes a debut novel that brings home the most intimate evil of enslavement: the cleaving and separation of families. Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with […]Find out more »
The popular jazz & blues band of Pat Loomis and his Friends will play a “farewell-to-the-old” library concert on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the South End library. Playing with Loomis on alto and soprano saxophones will be his son, Antonio Loomis, guitar; Jim Dower, piano; Daniel Day, bass; and Joaquin […]Find out more »
Harvard Book Store, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Cabot Science Library welcome theoretical physicist and celebrated science writer SEAN CARROLL for a discussion of his latest book, Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime. About Something Deeply Hidden Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the […]Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes JAMI ATTENBERG—bestselling author of The Middlesteins and All Grown Up—for a discussion of her anticipated new novel, All This Could Be Yours. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed local writer LAURA VAN DEN BERG. About All This Could Be Yours “If I know why he is the way he […]Find out more »
This event will be in conversation with Jenn De Leon, author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From. Serena, Frankie, Raffa, and Nat collide and break apart like pool balls to come back together in an imagined post-divorce future. Homeless Men is the collective story of women whose lives careen back into the past, to […]Find out more »
At Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Remis Auditorium Our Transnational Literature Series further explores migration, exile, and displacement through foreign film. This screening of Gaza: A Documentary is part of the Boston Palestine Film Festival. A small coastal strip that measures just twenty-five miles by six, Gaza is home to almost two million people who have lived under […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.