Caroline Preston (“The War Bride’s Scrapbook: A Novel in Pictures”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books.
Erin Belieu (“Slant Six”) and Hester Kaplan (“Unravished”) read at 5 p.m. at Marran Theater, Lesley University, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge. . . . Katherine Arden (“The Girl in the Tower”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books. . . . Dashka Slater (“The 57 Bus”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.
MarcyKate Connolly (“Shadow Weaver”) reads at 3 p.m. at Porter Square Books. . . . Laura van den Berg (“Find Me”), Mark Saba (“Ghost Tracks”), and Meg Smith (“Dear Deepest Ghost”) read at 3 p.m. at Middle East Corner, 480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.
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James Pantages for decades stuffed cheap pieces into his home. Now, an appraiser says, “we could be looking at a $1 million collection.”Continue reading »
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Difficult and driven Eunice Kennedy Shriver used her prickly personality for the lasting benefit of others.Continue reading »
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“How to Write an Autobiographical Novel” is so good that several of its essays match the standards of Annie Dillard.Continue reading »
A new documentary explores the life of the singer and style icon, now nearly 70, and it is a bracing experience.Continue reading »