Notable NYC: 6/22–6/28

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Sunday 6/23: Robert Musil presents Unions: Two Stories. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 6/24: Edwin Frank, Sam Sacks, and Phil Klay discuss Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman, a NYRB classic. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Bill Holstein presents The New Art of War: China’s Deep Strategy Inside the United States. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Lillian Li talks with Weike Wang about Number One Chinese Restaurant. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/25: Andrew Blum presents The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast and talks with Joe Brown. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Suketu Mehta presents This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto and talks with Julie Schwietert Collazo. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Mechling presents How Could She with Naomi Fry. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chavisa Woods presents her memoir 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism and talks with Amy King. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Ann Goldstein (Arturo’s Island) and Mary Norris (Greek to Me) discuss how learning a new language enriches one’s life and how translating from Italian (Goldstein) and Greek (Norris) has made life sweeter for each of them. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Peter Houlahan presents Norco 80. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Waytz talks with Emily Witt about The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Linda Holmes presents Evvie Drake Starts Over with Maris Kreizman. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 7 p.m., $32.50.

Wednesday 6/26: Rebecca Godfrey presents Under the Bridge and Darcey Steinke presents Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life and they talk with Jen George. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Divya Sood presents Find Someone to Love. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Rigoberto Gonzales and Jaime Manrique celebrate Pride In Verse. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Kate Mosse talks with Madeline Miller about The Burning Chambers. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Bernice L. McFadden, Cathi Hanauer, Lynn Steger Strong, and Sari Botton celebrate What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About with Ditmas Lit. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/27: Nick Mancusi presents his debut novel A Philosophy of Ruin and talks with Brendan Klinkenberg. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Darcey Steinke presents Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Hannah Bae, Syma Mohammed, Astha Rajvanshi, Maryam Mir, Mohammad Saleh, and Nora Salem discuss Home is…? for an Open City Fellows reading. Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Joni Marie Iraci presents Reinventing Jenna Rose. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Tanisha C. Ford presents Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion, with Brittney Cooper. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cadwell Turnbull presents The Lesson with Andrew Liptak. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lauren Mechling talks with Rumaan Alam about How Could She. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

James Polchin presents Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Lore Segal presents The Journal I Did Not Keep: New and Selected Writing. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Jean Kyoung Frazier, Andrea Lawlor, Paul Lisicky, and Jordy Rosenberg celebrate classic and new queer fiction. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

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Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →