SUNDAYMichael Quinlin ("Irish Boston") speaks at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence … Catherynne M. Valente ("The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home") reads at 3 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Christian Appy ("American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity") reads at 4 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset
MONDAYCatherine Lowell ("The Madwoman Upstairs") reads in conversation withHeidi Pitlor ("The Daylight Marriage") at 7 p.m. at UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St., Jamaica Plain … Jay Atkinson ("Massacre on the Merrimack") reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Tom Bissell("Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve") reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store
TUESDAYSara Lawrence Lightfoot ("Exit: The Endings that Set Us Free") reads at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston …Adam Cohen ("Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck") reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … J.W. Ocker("Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe") reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury … W.B. Belcher("Lay Down Your Weary Tune") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books
WEDNESDAYAnne Boyer ("Garments Against Women") and Robin Coste Lewis("Voyage of the Sable Venus") read at 6 p.m. at the Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard … Peter Behrens ("Carry Me") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books … Michelle Hoover ("Bottomland") andMichael C. White ("Resting Places") read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd., Newton Centre … E.B. Lewis and Susan E. Goodman ("The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial") read at 7 p.m. at Lesley University's University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Mass. Ave., Cambridge …Edward H. Miller ("Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy") reads at 7 p.m. at the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Stephen Kurkjian ("Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist") reads at 7 p.m. at the Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Canton … Helen Oyeyemi ("What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours") reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Alfie Kohn("The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Coddled Kids, Helicopter Parents, and Other Phony Crises") reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith
THURSDAYLinda M. Blair ("Cauldron of Dreams") reads at 6:30 p.m. at the Roslindale Branch Library, 4246 Washington St., Roslindale … Ellen Fitzpatrick ("The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency") reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd., Newton Centre … Mark Tompkins ("The Last Days of Magic") reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman ("Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It") read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … Jen Manion ("Liberty's Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America") reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Brady Carlson ("Dead Presidents: An American Adventure Into Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders") reads at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury
Local bestsellersBased on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, February 28.
A. O. Scott ("Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth") reads at 7 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge ($5 tickets, athttp://www.harvard.com/event/a._o._scott/) … Gareth Hinds ("Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune") reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books