• Andi Ramos

I'm Bloggin' Today: May Author Events

Sorry it's late! Here are your May author events in the area. Not a lot going on this month, so take advantage of the ones that are available:

Monday, May 14, 2018

6pm Boston Public Library- Central Library in Copley Square

Author Talk with Patrick K. O’Donnell

When the Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, selected eight of America's most decorated, battle-hardened veterans to serve as Body Bearers. He chose them for their bravery and to tell the larger story of America's role in World War I. For the first time, Patrick K. O'Donnell cinematically portrays their heroics on the battlefield one hundred years ago. The Body Bearers appropriately spanned America's service branches and specialties. Their ranks included a cowboy who relived the charge of the light brigade, an American Indian who heroically breached mountains of German barbed wire and captured more than sixty Germans, a salty New Englander who dueled a U-boat for hours in a fierce gunfight, a tough New Yorker who sacrificed his body to save his ship, and an indomitable soldier who, though blinded by gas, nevertheless overcame five machine gun nests.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

3pm Boston Public Library- West End

Book Discussion -- Pride and Prejudice

We will be discussing Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Copies of the book are available at the West End Branch Library.

6:30pm Boston Public Library- Jamaica Plain

Author Talk: Sam Graham-Felsen

Join us to see Sam Graham-Felsen, a former Obama campaign staffer and reporter for “The Nation”, who will discuss his first novel, "Green".

6:30pm Boston Public Library- West Roxbury

Author Series -- The Crimson Eyed Buddha

Join us for an Author Lecture with Jessica Zhang. The Crimson Eyed Buddha (Chinese) is based on the rural life in the northeast and the life of the workers in the city. It is based on the history of the land reform, the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Cultural Revolution, and the reform. It is a novel that reflects the joys and sorrows, love and hatred of the three generations of the Gao family, and their dedication to life. It is a picture of the bottom of the people's livelihood. It is also a reappearance of a historical change.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

2pm Toadstool Bookshops 12 Depot Sq, Peterborough, NH 03458

Poet Gary Margolis reading and signing- Gary Margolis- reading from his poetry and signing his books including RAKING THE WINTER LEAVES: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS. A part time professor at Middlebury College, he lives in Cornwall, VT.  Thomas Moore writes of the poet“I hope this sweep over a lifetime of words will show the world that Gary Margolis is a distinctively American poet to be celebrated and honored as one of the classics.”  

Sunday, May 20, 2018

2pm Toadstool Bookshops 12 Emerald Street (The Corner of Emerald and Main), Keene, NH 03431

Tinky Weisblat signing "Love, Laughter & Rhubarb”- “Love, Laughter and Rhubarb” shares some of Tinky’s reasons for loving rhubarb: its taste, its place as one of the first crops of the agricultural year, and above all its versatility. This sweet/tart plant can be made into just about anything. To demonstrate rhubarb’s adaptability, Tinky provides more than 60 recipes, from beverages and appetizers through main courses and desserts. From the Madame Rhubarb (a Manhattan cocktail concocted with homemade rhubarb bitters) to Rhubarb Pizza to (of course!) Rhubarb Pie, “Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” offers dishes to delight rhubarb enthusiasts and treats to tempt those who are not yet in love with “pie plant.”

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

6:30pm Boston Public Library- South End

South End Writes presents Allegra Goodman

Noted author Allegra Goodman will read from her newest novel The Chalk Artist. Sponsored by Friends of South End Library.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

6pm Boston Public Library- West Roxbury

Author Series– Mindy Fried

Join us for an Author Lecture with Mindy Fried. Caring for Red is Mindy Fried's moving and colorful account of caring for her ninety-seven-year-old father, Manny--an actor, writer, and labor organizer--in the final year of his life. This memoir chronicles the actions of two sisters as they discover concentric circles of support for their father and attempt to provide him with an experience of "engaged aging" in an assisted living facility.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

2pm Toadstool Bookshop-12 Depot Sq, Peterborough, NH 03458

Pickity Place restaurant, the story is told by the founders and their daughter-WENDY WALTER and her parents signing and discussing BEING PICKITY   the story of the creation of "Pickity Place” the restaurant in Mason, NH. David and Judith Walter, the founders, followed their hearts and shared their dream of a simple, celebratory lifestyle with all of us. Their daughter Wendy, discloses where the name "Pickity" comes from, trials and errors experienced, and what it means to be "Pickity." Lavishly illustrated throughout, Being Pickity is a tribute to her parents who created something magical 'in the middle of nowhere', and a keepsake to be treasured long after you've visited.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

2pm Toadstool Bookshop-12 Emerald Street (The Corner of Emerald and Main), Keene, NH 03431

Terri O'Rorke discussing and signing "A Presidential Aberration” - What happens when the American voters decide to try something different for a change and elect a ‘business’ man with no political background? A man whose first love is for himself and then to his money; who lies as easily as breathing, thrives on chaos and is incapable of assuming responsibility. Sounds like a slide down the rabbit hole but is actually a divisive presidential aberration slowly poisoning America. While the focus is on real people from one state whose lives are being upended and for some left in limbo, magnify that by 50 states then ask yourself, “How much more damage can this country withstand?”

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