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12:00 pm

Roxana Robinson presents DAWSON’S FALL at the Boston Athenaeum

January 14, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States
Free - $10

Registration is required Members Free and Non-members Free with admission ($10) In Dawson’s Fall, a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, we see America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace, […]

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7:00 pm

David Meerman Scott and Reiko Scott present FANOCRACY at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

January 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm

David Meerman Scott and his daughter Reiko are very different - one is a baby boomer business strategist, the other a millennial medical student. But both noticed that the kind of enthusiasm they once reserved for pleasures like the Grateful Dead (David) and Harry Potter (Reiko) now extends to all sorts of companies and organizations. […]

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Garth Greenwell presents CLEANNESS at Harvard Book Store

January 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed novelist GARTH GREENWELL—author of the award-winning What Belongs to You—for a discussion of his latest, highly-anticipated second novel, Cleanness. He will be joined in conversation by celebrated author STEPHEN MCCAULEY. About Cleanness Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind […]

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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.