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February 2018
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February
February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

This talk has been rescheduled to Monday, February 19th @ 7 pm Local author Charles Mann will read from his new book, The Wizard & the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists & Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World—the fascinating story of two forgotten men whose ideas changed our understanding of humanity’s place in nature. Mann is the author of numerous books, including 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus & 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created.

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February
February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

Floridian Shane Hinton, editor of the new anthology, We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida, travels the country for readings with writers who’ve tried to escape the clutches of the sinking peninsula. These writers also happen to be in the book. On his Amherst stop, he’ll read alongside Jeff Parker. PRAISE FOR WE CAN’T HELP IT IF WE’RE FROM FLORIDA “While no book could ever fully explain the mysteries of today’s Sunshine State, this smart chorus of varied and…

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February
February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

Ann Patchett calls Hermione Hoby “a writer of extreme intelligence, insight, style and beauty” and says, of her brand-new debut novel, Neon in Daylight, “Hermione Hoby paints a garish world that drew me in and held me spellbound. She is a marvel.” Hoby writes about culture, especially books, film, music and gender, for numerous publications, for which she has interviewed such actors, writers, and pop stars as Toni Morrison, Meryl Streep, and Naomi Campbell. She also writes the Stranger of…

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February
February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

Help us celebrate the publication of a new book by Amherst College professor Amy Cox Hall—Framing a Lost City: Science, Photography, & the Making of Machu Picchu.   Drawing on science & technology studies, Cox Hall explores how photography transformed an Incan archaeological ruin into “Machu Picchu,” a world heritage site & crown jewel of Peruvian national patrimony.

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March 2018
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March
March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

jubilat/Jones Reading Series at the Jones Library, Amherst.   Emily Hunt& TBA will read.   Meet the poets at an informal Q & A session that follows the reading.   For more information go to the jubilat Event page.

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March
March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

Forrest Gander, whose “unflinchingly curious mind” the New York Times has praised, and whom the Washington Post called “restlessly experimental, precise and hallucinatory,” is a writer, translator, and editor. His 2011 poetry collection Core Samples from the World was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two novels, numerous poetry collections, many collaborative works, and an essay collection. Gander’s essays have appeared in The Nation, The Boston Review, and…

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06
March
March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

Forrest Gander will read from recent work.   Gander is a poet, novelist & essayist, translator, who has won both a Pulitizer Prize & the National Book Critics Circle Award, among many other awards & prizes. Co-sponsored by the Amherst College Visiting Writers Series.

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March
March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

Robert Redick, author of fantasy series, “The Chathrand Voyage Quartet” (The Red Wolf Conspiracy, The Ruling Sea, The River of Shadows, & The Night of the Swarm) will read from the first volume in a new series, “The Fire Sacrements Trilogy”—Master Assassins.   Of Redick’s first novel, Terry Brooks wrote “So trust me on this one; you won’t be disappointed.”

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March
March 13 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

Amherst Books Noontime Book Conversation Michael Greenebaum will lead a discussion of George Eliot’s Silas Marner.   The Conversation is not a book group in the traditional sense: it expects readers to come & go as their schedules & interests allow.   If you can, purchase your copy from Amherst Books with a 10% discount.   The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month.   Feel free to bring your lunch; water will be provided.

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March
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA United States

“Live Lit” Students in the M.F.A. Program at the University of Massachusetts will read from their recent work.   Evenings usually include a mix of poetry & fiction.

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