Greater Boston author readings Jan. 13-19


Juliette Fay (“The Shortest Way Home”) reads at 2 p.m. at Willow Books & Cafe, 279 Great Rd., Acton . . . David Fedo (“Carrots and Other Poems”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, Medford . . . Adam Mansbach (“Rage Is Back”) reads at 2 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.


Al Gowan (“Shared Vision: The Second American Bauhaus”), Tom Marshall (“The First Black Tycoon”), and Russ Bubas (“Clowns and Capers”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books.


Leah Hager Cohen (“The Grief of Others”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Library, 685 Tremont St. . . . Anne Bernays (“Man on the Third Floor”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Jodi Daynard (“The Midwife’s Revolt”) reads at 7 p.m. at New England Mobile Book Fair, 82-84 Needham St., Newton Highlands.



Christopher Kennedy Lawford (“Recover to Live”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge ($5 tickets at . . .Jared Diamond (“The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge . . . Benjamin Nugent (“Good Kids”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.


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Matthew Guerrieri (“The First Four Notes: Beethoven’s Fifth and the Human Imagination”) reads at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley . . . Eric Asimov (“How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto”) reads at 6 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . Larry Tye (“Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Public Library . . . Dan Zevin (“Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton.


Senator Scott Brown (“Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks and Second Chances”) and Howie Carr (“Hard Knocks”) read at 1 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester . . . Jan David Blais (“Twentieth Century Limited”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford.

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