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James Wood presents SERIOUS NOTICING: SELECTED ESSAY, 1997-2019 at Harvard Book Store

January 23, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned author, professor, and New Yorker staff writer JAMES WOOD for a discussion of his latest essay collection, Serious Noticing: Selected Essays 1999–2019. About Serious Noticing Ever since the publication of his first essay collection, The Broken Estate, in 1999, James Wood has been widely regarded as a leading literary critic […]

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Jeffrey Colvin presents AFRICAVILLE at Harvard Coop

January 23, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

For readers of Lawrence Hill and George Elliott Clarke, a ferociously talented writer makes his stunning debut with this richly woven tapestry. Set in the small Nova Scotia town of Africville, settled by former slaves, Jeffrey Colvin depicts several generations of one family bound together and torn apart by blood, faith, time and fate. About […]

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