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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

Always hearing about the coolest readings around Boston after they've already happened? Grub's got your back with our new monthly column Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene, giving you the inside scoop on some of the best literary events around the city.


You have three chances to catch Boston native, Dennis Lehane this month as he will read at the Coolidge Corner Theater, Porter Square Books and Newtonville Books (now in their new location in Newton Centre).

 

Live by Night Lehane don't stop for nobody.


Likewise, Junot Diaz has been making the rounds to our favorite indies in support of his new collection This is How You Lose Her, and will be rounding out his Boston area appearances at end of the month at Porter Square Books.

 

This is How You Lose Her Yunior tells it how it is.

Harvard Book Store, ever a hotspot for conversation, will hold two that will grab your attention – Gish Jen speaks with Salman Rushdie about his new memoir on Oct. 9, and a panel discussion on Oct. 11 tackles the animated topic of graphic novels.

 

Joseph Anton Who's this Anton character?

Also not to be missed, are two events from Grubbie, Elinor Lipman, who will enlist friends (including Anita Shreve, Wally Lamb, Stephen McCauley, William Martin, Sebastian Stuart, Mameve Medwed, and our own Chris Castellani) to perform excerpts from her recent book, Tweet Land of Liberty at the Brookline Booksmith and Porter Square Books.

 

Tweet Land of Liberty A tweet little book.

Check out the list below for more information and events, and be sure to come back next month to find out about the coolest November readings.

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 6pm
Dennis Lehane
Live By Night
At the Coolidge Corner Theatre - Tickets on sale 9/1 for $5 each
Brookline Booksmith

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 6pm
Michael Chabon
Telegraph Avenue
At the Coolidge Corner Theatre - Tickets on sale 9/1 for $5 each
Brookline Booksmith

Thursday, October 4th at 6pm
Jasper Fforde
The Woman Who Died A Lot
At the Coolidge Corner Theatre - Tickets on sale 9/1 for $5 each
Brookline Booksmith

Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1pm
Dennis Lehane
Live by Night
Porter Square Books

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 7pm
Louise Erdrich
Round House
Porter Square Books

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7pm
Hank Phillippi Ryan
The Other Woman
Newtonville Books

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7pm
Salman Rushdie in conversation with Gish Jen
Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Harvard Book Store

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7pm
Elinor Lipman & Friends
Tweet Land of Liberty
Brookline Booksmith

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6pm
A Panel Discussion on Graphic Novels
with Charles Burns, Chris Ware and Chip Kidd
Harvard Book Store

Friday, October 12, 2012 at 6pm
John Banville
Ancient Light: A Novel
Harvard Book Store

Monday, October 15, 2012 at 7pm
Dennis Lehane
Live by Night
Newtonville Books

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6pm
Sherman Alexie
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
Brookline Booksmith

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7pm
Maria Tatar
The Annotated Brothers Grimm
Harvard Book Store

Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7pm
Ian Frazier
The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days: A Novel
Harvard Book Store

Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7pm
D.T. Max
Every Love Story is a Ghost Story
Porter Square Books

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7pm
B.A. Shapiro
The Art Forger
Newtonville Books

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7pm
Junot Diaz
This is How You Lose Her
Porter Square Books

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5pm
Junot Diaz
This is How You Lose Her
Northeastern University

Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7pm
Breakwater Reading Series
New stories, essays and poems by MFA candidates from Emerson, BU and UMass-Boston
Brookline Booksmith

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Boston Book Festival
Keynote: Richard Ford

Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7pm
Karen Engelmann
The Stockholm Octavo
Brookline Booksmith

Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7pm
J. Robert Lennon
Familiar
Newtonville Books

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7pm
Elinor Lipman
Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus
Porter Square Books

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7pm
Karen Engelmann
The Stockholm Octavo
Newtonville 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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