Check out one of these great local Book Events the Week of 3/17-3/23.
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 17 at 3pm
Megan Marshall is the author of The Peabody Sisters, which won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography and memoir. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, and Slate. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEH fellowships, Marshall teaches narrative nonfiction and the art of archival research in the MFA program at Emerson College.
Porter Square Books, Monday, March 18 at 7pm
“This dazzling first novel is many things at once: an incisive examination of class and politics, a richly comic portrayal of humiliation and self-loathing, and a guided tour of love in its varied forms. Benjamin Nugent's writing is alive with intelligence, authenticity, and angst. Fans of Jonathan Franzen, you just may have found your new favorite writer.” Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep.
Benjamin Nugent's nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and n+1, and his fiction has appeared in Tin House. He holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts fellow. Director of Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, he teaches fiction and nonfiction in its MFA and undergraduate programs. He grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Brookline Booksmith, Monday, March 18 at 7pm
In her new novel, Jeanine Cummins weaves together the stories of two mothers a generation apart, questioning sanity and what being a mother truly involves. In modern-day New York, Majella finds herself exhausted after having her first baby, and is unable to reconcile with her maternal unease. Generations ago, her ancestor, Ginny Doyle, is suspected to have committed matricide. Can motherly instincts be inherited, and are we fated to repeat history?
Newtonville Books, Tuesday, March 19 AT 7pm
About THE END OF THE POINT: A place out of time, Ashaunt Point—a tiny finger of land jutting into Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts—has provided sanctuary and anchored life for generations of the Porter family, who summer along its remote, rocky shore. But in 1942, the U.S. Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change.
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm
“Hewn from the same emotional landscape as Wuthering Heights, Abide with Me pulses with the dark pain of lost love and obsession. In prose that glints and sparks like gunfire,Sabin Willett makes Roy Murphy a dangerously compelling 21st century Heathcliff, the haunted, driven boy from nowhere who returns battle-hardened from war in Afghanistan to stake his claim on the one who got away.” Deborah Lawrenson, author of The lantern
Sabin Willett is a practicing lawyer and the author of three novels: The Deal, The Betrayal, and Present Value. He lives in Natick, Massachusetts.
Spirit of '76 Bookstore,Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm
This unforgettable narrative follows the astonishing career and epic manhunt for Whitey Bulger--a gangster whose life was more sensational than fiction.
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm
One day in 2009, twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. A wristband marked her as a “flight risk,” and her medical records—chronicling a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory at all—showed hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability. Only weeks earlier, Susannah had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: a healthy, ambitious college grad a few months into her first serious relationship and a promising career as a cub reporter at a major New York newspaper. Who was the stranger who had taken over her body? What was happening to her mind?
Andover Bookstore, Thursday, March 21 at 7pm
“A tale so vivid, intricate, and intimate that it puts high-def TV to shame.”—Elle
Pam Houston’s latest takes us from one breathtaking precipice to the next as we unravel the story of Pam (a character not unlike the author), a fearless traveler aiming to leave her metaphorical baggage behind as she seeks a comfort zone in the air. With the help of a loyal cast of friends, body workers, and a new partner who inspires her to appreciate home, she finally finds something like ground under her feet.
"Crossing the Line" Derek Sanderson Book Signing
The Paper Store Framingham,Saturday, March 23 at 11am
Derek Sanderson, author of Crossing the Line, will be signing copies of his book at The Paper Store of Framingham on March 23rd at 11:00 AM.
This event is free and open to the public.