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

Local mystery writers Clea Simon and Susan Conant share their new tails of canine and feline crime. In Clea Simon’s Cats Can’t Shoot, pet psychic Pru Marlowe and her trusty tabby Wallis must unravel the tangled yarn of a cat accused of shooting its owner with a rare dueling pistol. In Susan Conant’s latest mystery, Brute Strength, dog columnist Holly Winter is set on by a pack of problems when an acquaintance dies, anonymous calls turn vicious, and her own life is threatened.

Start: 7:00 pm

In this sparkling debut, which Nathan Englander calls “pure magnificence,” and Dani Shapiro calls “gripping from first page to last,” eleven-year-old Julia and her family wake up to realize that the Earth’s rotation has slowed. As the planet spins towards an apocalyptic halt, Julia must deal with the trials of growing up—first love, lost friends, and the fissures in her parents’ marriage.

Start: 7:00 pm

Award-winning bestselling international thriller writers Tana French (In The Woods, The Likeness) and Sophie Hannah (Little Face, The Cradle In The Grave) read from their newest novels. In Broken Harbor, French revisits detective Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy as he takes on a haunting new case—the murder of a family of four in an abandoned luxury development. In Hannah’s new novel, The Other Woman’s House, Connie Bowskill is up late, searching for a particular house on real estate websites. But when she clicks the ‘Virtual Tour’ she finds herself looking at a gruesome murder scene, one that suddenly disappears.

Start: 7:00 pm

Come one, come all, as we celebrate the new book of poems from beloved Booksmith assistant manager Kate Robinson. Amy Gerstler calls the poems in Darling Angel Meat “funny, searing, and full of wild courage.” Plus, hear works in print and in progress from the rest of our Booksmith crew (dancing not guaranteed).

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