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Azra Raza presents THE FIRST CELL: AND THE HUMAN COSTS OF PURSUING CANCER TO THE LAST at Harvard Book Store

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S. James Gates and Cathie Pelletier present PROVING EINSTEIN RIGHT: THE DARING EXPEDITIONS THAT CHANGED HOW WE LOOK AT THE UNIVERSE at Harvard Science Center

Laura van den Berg and Claire Messud present EAT JOY: STORIES AND COMFORT FOOD FROM 31 CELEBRATED WRITERS at Harvard Book Store

Susan Rice presents TOUGH LOVE: MY STORY OF THE THINGS WORTH FIGHTING FOR at First Parish Church

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Christopher McDougall presents RUNNING WITH SHERMAN: THE DONKEY WITH THE HEART OF A HERO at Harvard Book Store

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Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth present THE ETHICAL ALGORITHM: THE SCIENCE OF SOCIALLY AWARE ALGORITHM DESIGN at Harvard Book Store

Gail Mazur, Major Jackson, Didi Jackson, Nausheen Eusuf, and Lloyd Schwartz present THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2019 at Harvard Book Store

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Sara B. Fraser discusses her debut novel, LONG DIVISION at Belmont Public Library

Paul Tough presents THE YEARS THAT MATTER MOST: HOW COLLEGE MAKES OR BREAKS US at Harvard Book Store

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Lawrence Lessig presents THEY DON’T REPRESENT US: RECLAIMING OUR DEMOCRACY at Brattle Theatre

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Carmen Maria Machado presents IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A MEMOIR at Brattle Theatre

Lawrence Weschler presents AND HOW ARE YOU DR. SACKS?: A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF OLIVER SACKS at Harvard Book Store

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Karen Olsson presents THE WELL CONJECTURES: ON MATH AND THE PURSUIT OF THE UNKNOWN at Harvard Science Center

Mark Haber presents REINHARDT’S GARDEN: A NOVEL in conversation with Kit Schluter at Harvard Book Store

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Christopher P. Heuer presents INTO THE WHITE: THE RENAISSANCE ARCTIC AND THE END OF THE IMAGE and Andrei Pop presents A FOREST OF SYMBOLS: ART, SCIENCE, AND TRUTH IN THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY at Harvard Book Store

Lindy West presents THE WITCHES ARE COMING at First Parish Church

Jack Goldsmith presents IN HOFFA’S SHADOW: A STEPFATHER, A DISAPPEARANCE IN DETROIT,AND MY SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH at Harvard Book Store

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André Aciman presents FIND ME: A NOVEL at Brattle Theatre

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Jana Prikryl presents NO MATTER: POEMS in conversation with James Wood at Harvard Book Store

George Howe Colt presents THE GAME at Wellesley Books

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Lee Smolin presents EINSTEIN’S UNFINISHED REVOLUTION: THE SEARCH FOR WHAT LIES BEYOND THE QUANTUM at Harvard Science Center

Samuel Shem presents MAN’S 4TH BEST HOSPITAL: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

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Terry Tempest Williams presents EROSION: ESSAYS OF UNDOING at Brattle Theatre

Thomas Travisano presents LOVE UNKNOWN: THE LIFE AND WORLDS OF ELIZABETH BISHOP at Harvard Book Store

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Arthur Isak Applbaum presents LEGITIMACY: THE RIGHT TO RULE IN A WANTON WORLD at Harvard Book Store

Howard Eiland presents THE ARCADES PROJECT BY WALTER BENJAMIN in conversation with Lindsay Waters at Harvard Book Store

Leah Greenburg and Ezra Levin present WE ARE INDIVISIBLE: A BLUEPRINT FOR DEMOCRACY AFTER TRUMP in conversation with Marshall Ganz at First Parish Church

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Niki Segnit presents LATERAL COOKING: ONE DISH LEADS TO ANOTHER at Harvard Book Store

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Sheila Cordner presents WHO’S HIDING IN THIS BOOK? at Belmont Books

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Lizabeth Cohen presents SAVING AMERICA’S CITIES: ED LOGUE AND THE STRUGGLE TO RENEW URBAN AMERICA IN THE SUBURBAN AGE at Harvard Book Store

Adrienne Brodeur presents WILD GAME at Wellesley Books

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Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky present ATRO POETS: YOUR GUIDE TO THE ZODIAC at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Nina MacLaughlin presents WAKE, SIREN: OVID RESUNG at Harvard Book Store

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Erin Eileen Almond presents WITCHES’ DANCE: A NOVEL in conversation with Steve Almond at Harvard Book Store

Viet Thanh Nguyen at the Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series at Kenmore Classroom Building, Boston University

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Richard J. King presents AHAB’S ROLLING SEA: A NATURAL HISTORY OF MOBY-DICK at Harvard Book Store

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Stéphane Vial and Patsy Baudoin present BEING AND THE SCREEN: HOW THE DIGITAL CHANGES PERCEPTION at Harvard Book Store

Jeffrey Zuckerman presents THE LIVING DAYS BY ANANDA DEVI in conversation with Annabel L. Kim at Harvard Book Store

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