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12:30 pm

Mary Laura Philpott presents I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK at Wellesley Books

December 11, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for a special lunch with Mary Laura Philpott, author of I Miss You When I Blink. Ann Patchett calls the collection of essays "Relentlessly funny, self-effacing and charming.” Your $44 ticket includes lunch from Altra Strada Restaurant and a copy of I Miss You When I Blink. Buy tickets in-store or by phone […]

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4:00 pm

Chanan Tigay presents THE LOST BOOK OF MOSES: THE HUNT FOR THE WORLD’S OLDEST BIBLE at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

December 11, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA United States

Chanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer who has covered the Middle East, 9/11, and the United Nations for such outlets as AFP, the Atlantic, GQ, and the New Yorker. In this lecture, Tigay will talk about his first book, The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible, which […]

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6:00 pm


December 11, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States
$15 - $20

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution with Eric Foner There are perhaps no more consequential and inspiring amendments to the United States Constitution than those ratified in the wake of the Civil War, establishing equality for the first time in American law. The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments—known as […]

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7:00 pm

Alex Myers presents CONTINENTAL DIVIDE and Jackson Bird presents SORTED: GROWING UP,COMING OUT, AND FINDING MY PLACE at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

December 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Newly out as transgender, Ron finds himself adrift: kicked out by his family, jilted by his girlfriend, unable to afford to return to college in the fall. So begins Alex Myers’ debut novel Continenental Divide. From there Ron heads out to Wyoming for a new start, a chance to prove that - even though he […]

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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.