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Greater Boston author readings Oct. 8-14

Tuesday

Claire Messud (“The Burning Girl”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre ... Dr. Laura Gold (“The Silenced Child”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the BPL, 685 Tremont St ... Bob Schieffer (“Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ... Nancy Schön (“Make Way for Nancy”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith ... Annalee Newitz (“Autonomous”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store ... Joyce Maynard (“The Best of Us”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley ($5 tickets at http://store.wellesleybooks.com/event/joyce-maynard)

Wednesday

Barbara Carlson (“Once in Every Language”) and Allen West (“Keeping Night at Bay”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ... Gish Jen (“The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap”) reads at 7 p.m. at The Trustee Ballroom at Boston University, 1 Silber Way, Boston ... Meghan O’Sullivan (“Windfall”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ... Ron Chernow (“Grant”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church ($5 tickets at http://www.harvard.com/event/ron_chernow/)

Thursday

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Peter Zheutlin (“Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre ... Ray Anthony Shepard (”Now or Never!: 54th Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord ... Julie C. Dao (“Forest of a Thousand Lanterns”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ... Aaron Mahnke (“The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith ... Alexis Okeowo (“A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store

Friday

Serhii Plokhy (“Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store ... Charity Tillemann-Dick (“The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith ... Noy Holland (“I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like: New and Selected Stories”), Adam Scheffler (“A Dog’s Life”), and Sandra Storey (“Every State Has Its Own Light”) read at 7:30 p.m. at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain

Saturday

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Gerald Sheinfeld (”At the Feet of the Spiritual Master Stories from My Life with Avatar Adi Da Samraj”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough ... Josh Funk (“It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk”) reads at 11 a.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre ... Rob Vlock (“Sven Carter and the Trashmouth Effect”) reads at 3 p.m. at Porter Square Books

Terence Cawley can be reached at terence.cawley@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @terence_cawley
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