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Greater Boston author readings April 27-May 3

SUNDAY

Allison Canale (“Ella and the Worry Doll”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough … Jeff Kinney (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) speaks at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St. … Michael Sims (“The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond”) reads at 3 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord

MONDAY

Francine Prose (“Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books

TUESDAY

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Anita Shreve (“Stella Bain”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston … Josh Frank and Steven Appleby (“The Good Inn”) read at 7 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre (tickets online at www.brattlefilm.org) …Ramachandra Guha (“Gandhi Before India”) in conversation with Pratap Bhanu Mehta at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Mona Simpson (“Casebook”) reads at 7 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Lida King (“The Joy of Getting It Done”) reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … Annie McGough (“The Chance You Won’t Return”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … David McCullough, Jr. (“You Are Not Special”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … Pasi Sahlberg and Esko Aho (“Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn From Educational Change in Finland?”) read at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop … Daniel Palmer (“Desperate”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Lamar Herrin (“Fractures”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books . . . Anita Silvey interviews Peter Sis (“The Pilot and the Little Prince’’ at 7 p.m. at the Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington St.

WEDNESDAY

Barbara Carlson (“Fire Road”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Holmes Public Library, 470 Plymouth St., Halifax … Sebastian Smee (“Lucian Freud”) and Paul Tucker (“Kenneth Noland: Paintings, 1958-1968”) read at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Forum, First Parish Church House, 3 Church St., Cambridge … David Chariandy and Danielle Legros Georges (“Transition Magazine: What Is Africa to Me Now?”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Marian Knapp (“Aging in Places: Reflective Preparation for the Future”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Anne Fadiman reads from Marina Keegan’s “The Opposite of Loneliness” at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Susan Rich (“The Cloud Pharmacy”) and Jennifer Markell (“Samsara”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Soman Chainani (“The School for Good and Evil #2: A World Without Princes”) in conversation with Maria Tatar and Gregory MacguireMaguire at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop ... B.A. Shapiro (“The Art Forger’’) speaks at 7:30 p.m. at Waban Library Center. Tickets for talk and reception $20.

THURSDAY

Maria Tatar (“Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood”) speaks at 6 p.m. in the Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St. … Anthony M. Sammarco (“The History of Howard Johnson’s: How a Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon”) reads at 7 p.m. at Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St., Woburn … Susan Rich (“Cloud Pharmacy”), Rhina Espaillat (“Her Place in These Designs”) and Anne Easter Smith (“Royal Mistress”) read at 7:00 p.m. at Jabberwocky Books, 75 Water St., Newburyport … Matt Taibbi (“The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap”) in conversation with Robin Young at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ($5 tickets at www.harvard.com/event/matt_taibbi/) … Jamie Quatro (“I Want to Show You More”) and Elizabeth Graver (“To the End of the Point”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books

FRIDAY

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Serhii Plokhy (“The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union”) reads at 3 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Anne Fadiman, Ratna Gill, and Luke Vargas read from Marina Keegan’s “The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories” at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … D. Foy (“Made to Break”), Robin Stratton (“Dealing with Men”), and Christopher Reilley (“Slippery Friction”) read at 8 p.m. at Out of the Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge ($5 donation)

SATURDAY

Thomas Mickey (“America’s Romance with the English Garden”) reads at 10 a.m. at the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Ian Browne (”Idiots Revisited: Catching Up With the Red Sox Who Won the 2004 World Series”) reads at noon at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High Street, Medford … Paul C. Clerici (“Boston Marathon: History by the Mile”) reads at 1 p.m. at the Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford … Tania Unsworth (“The One Safe Place”) reads at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books (ages 10 and up welcome) … Li-Young Lee (“Behind My Eyes: Poems”), Martha Collins (“Day Unto Day”), Vivek Narayanan (“Life and Times of Mr S”) and Kirun Kapur (“Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist”) read at 2:45 p.m. in the Peabody Essex Museum’s East India Hall, 161 Essex St., Salem… Sara Hoagland Hunter (“Every Turtle Counts”) reads at 3 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Ben Blatt and Eric Brewster (“I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever”) read at 4 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

A full listing of events is available online at www. bostonglobe.com/arts/books.
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