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« Week of April 23, 2012 »
Start: 7:00 pm

Boston Globe entertainment reporter and writer of the
wildly popular Love Letters column, Meredith Goldstein visits the
Booksmith to pop the cork on her debut novel, which has already been optioned
for a film. In The Singles, Bee wants the perfect wedding and invites
every guest with a +1. When five of her friends refuse to be paired, though,
their decision wreaks havoc on her perfectly planned wedding weekend.

Start: 7:00 pm

In this fascinating blend of art, science and history, MIT professor Hanna Rose Shell examines camouflage as it has evolved, from a
natural defense mechanism to a technology that has developed in counterpoint to
advances in photography and warfare, creating a unique look at how and why we
hide in plain sight.

Start: 7:00 pm

The bestselling author of Legends of Winter Hill and Ice
Time, BU Professor Jay Atkinson returns to the Booksmith with his new memoir of
thirty-five years in the thick of the scrum, from college to the all-star
circuit with plenty of broken bones inbetween.

Start: 7:00 pm

Guggenheim Fellow and Stover Prize-winning poet April
Bernard returns to Boston
with her first novel. In 1850, feminist journalist Margaret Fuller was the most
famous woman in America.
When the ship bearing her back from Italy
sank off the coast of New York,
killing her and her family, Henry David Thoreau went to try to salvage her last
manuscript. In this re-imagining, Bernard saves her story—one of courage,
heroism and tragedy, of what it meant to be a woman in the 19th
century, a personal revolutionary in the midst of earth-shaking events. 

Start: 7:00 pm

One of Israel’s
most acclaimed writers and directors, Etgar Keret is the author of six
short-story collections including The Nimrod Flipout and The Girl on
the Fridge
. Join us as he shares his newest collection of absurd tales,
which Jonathan Safran Foer calls his “greatest book yet.”

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