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Author Talks Series: Farah Pandith: How We Win at Boston Public Library

October 28, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

How We Win’s message is urgent: America and its allies can defeat extremism, but not until we significantly shift our approach. We must counter extremism intellectually. Extremists are preying on a rising generation of nearly one billion Muslim millennials and Gen Z who are in the midst of an identity crisis, vulnerable to extremists’ seductive, […]

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Eva Chen and Derek Desierto present JUNO VALENTINE AND THE FANTASTIC FASHION ADVENTURE at Coolidge Corner Theatre

October 28, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446 United States
$5 - $19

It’s school picture day and Juno Valentine is having a fashion emergency! Her mom wants her to wear fabulous florals, her dad wants her to wear rainbow ruffles, but Juno’s not sure what to choose. And just when Juno thinks her conundrum couldn’t get any more complicated, her little brother, Finn, disappears into the magical […]

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Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Shirley Jackson’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

October 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 Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, one of the greatest horror novels ever written. About The Haunting of Hill House First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the […]

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Memoir Event: Maureen Stanton and Sharon Lamb at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

October 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Silver Unicorn, 12 Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States

We are so lucky to have two fantastic memoirists living in our area! If you're looking for engrossing reads about the intersections of womanhood, motherhood, expectations, and the opioid crisis that is sweeping the nation, look no further than these two books. We are proud to have Maureen Stanton, author of Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of […]

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Women’s National Book Association Boston presents Adrienne Brodeur and Tova Mirvis at Porter Square Books

October 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Please join the Women's National Book Association Boston Chapter at Porter Square Books to celebrate National Reading Group Month with Adrienne Brodeur and Tova Mirvis! Adrienne Brodeur's new memoir Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me is a daughter’s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity. Wild […]

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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.