For Immediate Release
April 29, 2013
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During the month of May, Boston Public Library will host author talks at the Central Library in Copley Square and several branches throughout the city. Author appearances include:
- Author Elizabeth Graver discusses her latest book The End of the Point, which details the lives of the Porter family living at Ashaunt Point near Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Her short story collection, Have You Seen Me?, won the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize.
- Anne Easter Smith, author of Royal Mistress, speaks about the rise and fall of Jane Shore, known as the “merriest mistress” of Edward IV. Monday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Ms. Smith’s other works include A Rose for the Crown and Queen by Right.
- Author Alexandra Marshall and the Beacon Hill Garden Club discuss the history of how their utilitarian backyards evolved into beautiful and charming hidden gardens in Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill: Creating Green Spaces in Urban Places. Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Author Mitchell Zuckoff recounts the story of survival of the 1940s Greenland Ice Cap crashes and the fate of survivors and their would-be saviors. Thursday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Mr. Zuckoff is the author of Lost in Shangri-La, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Winship/PEN New England Award.
- Local historian Anthony Sammarco presents a talk in the JP Writes & Invites series on Thursday, May 9, at 6:45 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch, located at 12 Sedgwick Street. Mr. Sammarco’s recent books include Walking Tours in the Hub of the Universe and Howard Johnson: 28 Flavors.
- Best-selling author, screenwriter, and BPL Trustee Dennis Lehane will read from his newest novel Live by Night, set in 1920s Boston on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library at 685 Tremont Street.
- Award-winning author Gail Godwin speaks about her book Flora, which describes the story of a young girl and her guardian living in a decaying family house during World War II on Thursday, May 16, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Ms. Godwin is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the bestselling author of twelve critically-acclaimed novels.
- Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet’s popular My Cat from Hell show, discusses his book Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Author Christian Teja speaks about his book Suffolk Downs, part of the Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Sports series, which chronicles the rich history of Suffolk Downs from its construction and opening in 1935 to the present day. Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Best-selling novelist Alice Hoffman discusses her latest work Dovekeepers, a historical novel about the A.D. 70 massacre at Masada on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 685 Tremont Street.
- Chronicle’s Ted Reinstein presents his first book, New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories, which details his favorite people and stories from his travels around New England for Chronicle. Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Local author Jodi Daynard appears in the JP Writes & Invites Series to discuss her newest novel, The Midwife’s Revolt, Thursday, May 23, at 6:45 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 12 Sedgwick Street.
- Dick Lehr appears at the Brighton Branch to discuss Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. The Brighton Branch is located at 40 Academy Hill Road.
The complete schedule of upcoming events at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar.
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