Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

Have you caught your breath from all those high-profile new releases that came out over the past two months? No?  Well, hold on tight, literary hitchhikers, it’s time to plan for November.

Grubbies (and owners of Newtonville Books) Jaime Clarke and Mary Cotton are celebrating the release of the collection they edited with Dennis Lehane, Boston Noir 2: The Classics.

What crime occurred in your neighborhood?

Granta hosts two of the best young Brazilian novelists at Porter Square Books.

The best Brazilian

And AGNI launches its 76th issue and will mark the occasion with readings from Sigrid Nunez, Carol Ann Davis, Jeffrey Mehlman, and Jill McDonough.

40 years old and going strong

Friday, Nov. 2 at 7pm
Boston Noir 2: The Classics
Featuring Dennis Lehane, Linda Barnes, Mary Cotton, and Jaime Clarke
Brookline Booksmith

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 7PM
Boston Noir 2: The Classics
Editors Jaime Clarke and Mary Cotton, contributors Linda Barnes and David Ryan, and special guest Atul Gawande.
Harvard Book Store

Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7pm
Robert Olen Butler, author of The Hot Country
William Kuhn, author of Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
Newtonville Books

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7pm
Party to celebrate the publication of Boston Noir 2: The Classics edited by Dennis Lehane and Mary Cotton and Jaime Clarke, the owners of Newtonville Books
Newtonville Books

Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7pm
Barbara Kingsolver
Flight Behavior: A Novel
$5 tickets are on sale now
Harvard Book Store


Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 pm

The Launch of AGNI 76

Sigrid Nunez, Carol Ann Davis, Jeffrey Mehlman, and Jill McDonough

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston


Monday, Nov .19 at 7PM
Justin Torres, author of We the Animals
Michael Lowenthal, author of The Paternity Test
Newtonville Books

Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7pm
GRANTA, The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists
Cristhiano Aguir, Vinicius Jatoba, Patrick Ryan
Porter Square Books



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Moving on from a public relations career in the Pacific Northwest, Drew Arnold migrated to the great literary hub of Boston where he is earning an MFA in fiction from UMass-Boston. Previously, he was the founding editor of Whitman College’s undergraduate creative writing magazine, quarterlife. He spent a year writing daily poems based on trending Google search terms. He currently edits the e-journal for serialized novellas, Novella-T. Drew joined GrubStreet as a Development Intern in the fall of 2012 and was hired as Development Associate the next spring. His role at GrubStreet is to give donors the complete Grub experience they deserve.

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