Local author readings


Linda Marshall (“The Passover Lamb”) reads at 2 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Jennifer Haigh (“News From Heaven”) reads at 3 p.m. at The Book Shop, 694 Broadway, Somerville


Jennifer Barber (“Given Away”) and Valerie Duff (“To the New World”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge


Ron Currie (“Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books



Ann Hood (“The Obituary Writer”) reads at 6:30 p.m. at Stellina, 47 Main St., Watertown . . . Sam Weller, Mort Castle, Alice Hoffman, Lee Martin, and John McNally (“Shadow Show: Tribute to Ray Bradbury”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Dick Lehr (”Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss”) reads at 7 p.m. at New England Mobile Book Fair, 82-84 Needham St., Newton Highlands


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Ruta Sepetys (“Out of the Easy”) reads at 1:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library and 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy (“Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice”) read at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley . . . Jamie Quatro (“I Want to Show You More”) and Megan Mayhew Bergman (“Birds of a Lesser Paradise”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books . . . Sabin Willet (“Abide With Me”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley . . . Kathleen Winter (“Annabel”), Matthew Gavin Frank (“Barolo”), Dexter Booth (“Scratching the Ghost”), Elizabeth Hiscox, Katie Cortese, Caitlin Horrocks (“This Is Not Your City”), Todd Kaneko, Hugh Martin, Claire McQuerry, Michele Poulos (“A Disturbance in the Air”), and Robby Taylor read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith


George Saunders (“Tenth of December”) reads at 8 p.m. at Newtonville Books


Emily Bernard (“Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St., Medford . . . Rob Roberge (“Cost of Living”), Amber Sparks (“May We Shed These Human Bodies”), Stephen Dau (“Book of Jonas”) and Thea Goodman (“The Sunshine When She’s Gone”), and Steve Almond (“Candyfreak”) read at 4:30 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Sy Safransky (“The Mysterious Life of the Heart”), Krista Bremer, Andrew Boyd (“Beautiful Trouble”), and Lidia Yuknavitch (“Dora”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

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