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HEATHER ABEL and JESSICA KEENER at Belmont Books

SARAH SMARSH presents “Heartland”

Author BELLE BRETT Launches “Gina in the Floating World” at Porter Square Books

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GennaRose Nethercott and Mary Kovaleski Byrnes

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MITALI PERKINS at Belmont Books

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Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Gabriela Alemán in conversation with translator Dick Cluster for POSO WELLS

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CHAYA BHUVANESWAR in Conversation with CHRIS CASTELLANI at Brookline Booksmith

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DOUG BURGESS in conversation with HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN

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Author JENN ABELSON and Boston Globe’s MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN

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MADELINE MILLER, author of Circe, at Belmont Books

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Bishop BARBARA C. HARRIS Book Launch & Hymn Sing

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DANIEL GOLDEN: Spy Schools Paperback Launch

Craft on Draft Presents A WRITER’S VOICE – HOW TO DEVELOP YOURS AND YOUR CHARACTERS

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Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Wayétu Moore in conversation with Tanushree Baidya for SHE WOULD BE KING

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Launch of GrubStreet’s Tell-All Reading Series

J. Anthony Lukas Book Awards’ 20th Anniversary

RAMIE TARGOFF on “Renaissance Woman” at Belmont Books

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Frankenstein Read Aloud!

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Readings from They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing

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The Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Ivana Bodrožić in conversation with translator Ellen Elias-Bursać for THE HOTEL TITO

SUSAN K. HAMILTON at Belmont Books

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TOMMY ORANGE, author of the critically acclaimed novel There There, to speak at Inly School

Speculative Boston presents JULIE C. DAY, HILLARY MONAHAN, and PAUL TREMBLAY

Award Winning Poet MARILYN CHIN with TARA SKURTU at Boston University

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Colson Whitehead at Leslie University

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The Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Joshua Keating in conversation with Thomas Stackpole for INVISIBLE COUNTRIES: JOURNEYS TO THE EDGE OF NATIONHOOD

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