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Memoirist/Essayist DAVID GESSNER on Ultimate Frisbee

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Thoreau’s Wildflowers and Animals

JESSICA BERGER GROSS and DAPHNE KALOTAY discuss GROSS’ family memoir, Estranged

The Weight of Ink: RACHEL KADISH & JOANNA RAKOFF discuss Jewish Literature

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55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding

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55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

LAURIE PENNY’s “Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults”

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55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

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55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

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Award-winning author DANZY SENNA at Harvard Book Store

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The Misfortune of Marion Palm: a conversation between EMILY CULLITON and MONA AWAD

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ADAM ABRAMOWITZ reads from his debut gangster novel: Bosstown

New Voices in Fiction: SOPHIE CHEN KELLER and “The Luster of Lost Things”

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Poet SIMONE JOHN launches collection: Testify, joined by poet KRYSTEN HILL

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Award-winning poet FRANK BIDART reads Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

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ROBERT WRIGHT: Why Buddhism is True

Ghost of the Innocent Man, a true story by BENJAMIN RACHLIN

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Award-winning author PAUL YOON at Harvard Book Store

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Local debut YA novelist LANA POPOVIC in conversation with JILLY GAGNON

Local bestseller KRISTIN CASHORE shares her novel Jane, Unlimited

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GrubStreet Fall 2017 Open House and Showcase

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Husband-and-Wife duo PAUL YOON and LAURA VAN DEN BERG read at Brookline Booksmith

What Your Clutter is Trying to Tell You with KERRI RICHARDSON

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Freedom’s Ring, A Boston-set Novel by HEIDI CHIAVAROLI

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Memoirists ALEXANDRIA MARZANO-LESNEVICH (The Fact of a Body) and MELISSA FEBOS (Abandon Me)

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NYC Cooking Demo with Food/Travel Journalist TRACEY CEURVELS

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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.