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« Week of April 30, 2012 »
Start: 7:00 pm

In her newest novel, which was awarded the 2012 Grub Street
National Book Prize and selected as a NYT Editors’ Choice, Eileen
Pollack (The Rabbi in the Attic and Other Stories, In the Mouth)
examines the Oklahoma City Bombing through the eyes of Louise and Richard
Shapiro, liberal psychologists who move from California to a rural Michigan
town dominated by the local right-wing militia.

Start: 7:00 pm

In her debut novel, Pushcart Prize-nominee Elizabeth Percer
tells the story of young Naomi Feinstein. Worried about losing the people she
loves—her parents and her best friend—Naomi seeks solace in the secretive
Shakespeare Society at Wellesley.
But when a scandal endangers “The Shakes,” she must learn that saving those you
care about is sometimes about saving yourself.

Start: 7:00 pm

Comedian and pencil sharpener extraordinaire David Rees (Get
Your War On
) shares his manual on the oft-overlooked artisanal craft of
pencil sharpening for all purposes. Witness this one-of-a-kind performance
(safety glasses encouraged—these pencils get really, really sharp).

Start: 7:00 pm

Author and screenwriter Delia Ephron (Hanging Up, You’ve
Got Mail
, Sleepless in Seattle) swings by with a new story of
friendship, courage, love, and a lion named Marcel. When three very different women
run away from their lives together one summer night, they soon find themselves
tied up in the rescue of an old circus lion in a journey none of them could
have expected.

Start: 7:00 pm

Poet, novelist, journalist, teacher, performer, and patron saint of badassery, Eileen Myles has been an unparalleled virtuoso of letters for nearly four decades. Booksmith is proud to host a night of poetry with a legend and author of Cool For You, Chelsea Girls, Inferno, and her new dual-collection Snowflake/Different Streets.

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