Brookline Booksmith welcomes Jeff VanderMeer on May 1st at 7pm for a reading from his new book "Borne," out from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux on April 25th, 2017. Book signing to follow. In Borne, the epic new novel from Jeff VanderMeer, author of the acclaimed, bestselling Souther Reach Trilogy, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined, dangerous city of the near future. From one of her scavenging missions, Rachel brings home Borne, and quickly feels a growing attachment…Find out more »
The bestselling author of The Chronology of Water offers a vision of our near-extinction in one of this year’s most anticipated novels, with a heroine–the reimagined Joan of Arc–on the precipice of a world ravaged by violence and greed. This event is free and open to the public.Find out more »
Brookline Booksmith welcomes DANI SHAPIRO for a discussion of her new memoir, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage. The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory; about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds; and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love. This event is free and open to the public.Find out more »
Join MAZIM D SHRAYER at Brookline Booksmith as he reads from Leaving Russia, his memoir of coming of age and struggling to leave the USSR. Shrayer chronicles the triumphs and humiliations of a Soviet childhood and expresses the dreams and fears of a Jewish family that never gave up its hopes for a better life. Narrated in the tradition of Tolstoy's confessional trilogy and Nabokov's autobiography, this is a searing account of the KGB's persecution of "refuseniks," a poet's rebellion against…Find out more »
The plot of LOST has nothing on HOLLY FITZGERALD's true story, Ruthless River. Join her at Brookline Booksmith to hear about the adventure: her and her newly-married husband surviving a plane crash only to later raft hundreds of miles across Peru and Bolivia, ending up in a channel to nowhere-- a dead end so flooded there is literally no land to stand on. This event is free and open to the public.Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.