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    Greater Boston author readings Jan. 14-20

    Gish Jen will read from “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap” at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books.
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    Gish Jen will read from “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap” at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books.

    TUESDAY

    Hallgrímur Helgason (“Woman at 1,000 Degrees: A Novel”) and Fiona Mozley (“Elmet: A Novel”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Art Levine (“Mental Health, Inc.”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith ... Glenn Koenig (“A Man Wearing a Dress”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books.

    WEDNESDAY

    Mark Epstein (“Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave. … Susan Thomas (“In the Sadness Museum: Poems) and Heather Derr-Smith (“Thrust: Poems”) read at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Jack Bishop, Julia Collin Davison, and Bridget Lancaster (cast of “America’s Test Kitchen” reading from “Nutritious Delicious: Turbocharge Your Favorite Recipes with 50 Everyday Superfoods” and “The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars”) read at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St. ($5 tickets at www.harvard.com/event/the_cast_of_americas_test_kitchen3/) … Megan Marshall (“Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Center, Newton ... Kendra Taira Field (“Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War”) reads at 7:30 p.m. at the Royall House and Slave Quarters, 15 George St., Medford ($10 tickets for non-members at www.royallhouse.org/whats-happening/news-and-events/)

    Thursday

    Steve Yarbrough (“The Unmade World: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Book Store … Martin Puchner (“The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization”) reads at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge … Andrea Lawlor (“Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Katie Bayerl (“A Psalm for Lost Girls”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at the West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre St., West Roxbury … Gish Jen (“The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Center, Newton ... Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings (“Zenith”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.

    Friday

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    Mimi Graney (“Fluff: The Sticky Sweet Story of an American Icon”) reads at 12 p.m. at the State Library of Massachusetts, Room 341, Massachusetts State House.

    Send announcements to boston.globe.bookings@gmail.com at least two weeks before event date. Events are subject to change. A full listing of events is available online at www. bostonglobe.com /arts/books.