Local author readings


Rabbi Marc Schneier (“Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims”) reads at 11 a.m. at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton . . . Amy Hoffman (“Lies About My Family”), Tehila Lieberman (“Venus in the Afternoon”), Michael Lowenthal (“The Paternity Test”), and Ilie Ruby (“The Salt God’s Daughter”) read at 1:30 p.m. at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton . . . Beth Revis (“Shades of Earth”), Alan Gratz (“Prisoner B-3087”), Myra McEntire (“Infinityglass”), and Jeri Smith-Ready (“Shine”) read at 2 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley . . . Stephen Sanzo (“Little Stinker”) reads at 2 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester . . . Doris Kearns Goodwin (“The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden St., Concord. Sponsored by Concord Bookshop.


Bill Ayers (“Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident”) reads, 7 p.m., Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. . . Don Finegold (“Murder in Leather Town”) reads, 7 p.m.,Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody . . . Lawrence Millman (“Giant Polypores & Stoned Reindeer”) reads, 7 p.m., Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge . . . Rainbow Rowell (“Fangirl”) and David Levithan (“Two Boys Kissing”) read, 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline



John Barylick (“Killer Show: The Station Nightlub Fire, America’s Deadliest Rock Concert”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury . . . James Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Dover Town Library, 56 Dedham St., Dover


Marilee Alexander (“The Wise Man’s Last Wish: A Christmas Tale”) reads at noon at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough . . . Gary Braver (“Tunnel Vision”), Dale Phillips (“A Shadow on the Wall”), and Ellen Larson (“In Retrospect”) read, 2 p.m., Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury

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