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Local author readings

MONDAY

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee (“The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies”) read in conversation with Meghna Chakrabarti at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge ($5 tickets at www. harvard.com/event/erik_ brynjolfsson_and_andrew_ mcafee)

TUESDAY

Jacquelyn Mitchard (“What We Saw at Night”) reads at 5 p.m. at the Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd., Dorchester . . . Doug Most (“The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America’s First Subway”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St. . . . David Kertzer (“The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe”) reads in conversation with James Carroll at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . Ben Marcus (“Leaving the Sea: Stories”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books . . . Okey Ndibe (“Foreign Gods, Inc.”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

WEDNESDAY

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Joan Houlihan (“Ay”) and Ellen Watson (“Dogged Hearts”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Rachel Kushner (“The Flamethrowers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . Jenny Offill (“Dept. of Speculation”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Ethan Zuckerman (“Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop

THURSDAY

Roddy Doyle (“The Guts”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Rachel Kushner (“The Flamethrowers”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books . . . Jodi Daynard (“The Midwife’s Revolt”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Weston Public Library, 87 School St., Weston

FRIDAY

Howard Eiland (“Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . Jennifer Senior (“All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood”) reads in conversation with Daniel Gilbert at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . David Bedrick (“Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop . . . Dan Jones (“Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subjects (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers)”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

SATURDAY

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Lisa Brodeur (“A Mother’s Journey: Through Faith, Hope and Courage”) reads at 2 p.m. at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main St., Webster

A full listing of events is available online at www. boston.com/ae/books/blog
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