Notable Online: 8/30–9/5

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Monday 8/31: Christina Baker Kline presents The Exiles. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Alyssa Cole and Beverly Jenkins discuss When No One Is Watching. Loyalty Books via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Maggie Kast presents Side by Side but Never Face to Face: A Novella and Stories with Rachel Swearingen. Annie Bloom’s Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mike Birbiglia talks with J. Hope Stein about The New One. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Laura Moss White, Sanja Kulenovic, and Jadurani celebrate Vroman’s Local Author Day. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher, and America Ferrera discuss Sanctuary. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 9/1: Nathan D. Horowitz joins the Cobalt Poetry series. Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Lev Grossman presents The Silver Arrow. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Abayomi Animashaun and contributors David Shumate, Michelle Bonczek Evory, Michael Angel Martin, and Tanis MacDonald celebrate the release of Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Meg Elison celebrates Find Layla with Somaiya Daud, Rory Power, Adam Sass, and Maggie Tokuda-Hall. The Bindery via Passage, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond joins the First Tuesdays reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Stephanie Scott presents What’s Left of Me Is Yours. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott discuss My Life as a Villainous. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Henri Cole presents Blizzard. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Barney Scout Mann presents Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail with Casey Schreiner. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Yaa Gyasi talks with Roxane Gay about Transcendent Kingdom. The Strand via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, $35.

Wednesday 9/2: Teresa Fazio presents Fidelis with Kate Germano. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Asha Lemmie presents Fifty Words for Rain with Fiona Davis. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $15.

Nancy Jooyoun Kim presents The Last Story of Minna Lee with Ingrid Rojas Contreras. The Bindery via Passage, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Fatima Bhutto presents The Runaways with Lisa Lucas. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EDT, $3.

Adam Smyer presents You Can Keep That to Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor with Irma Herrera. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Greg Mania presents Born to Be Public with Lindy West. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 9/3: Aimee Nezhukumatathil joins the Readings by Writers Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Amber Sparks presents And I Do Not Forgive: Stories and Other Revenges and hosts a virtual craft happy hour. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Margaret Atwood discusses The Testaments with Carmen Maria Machado. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EDT, $21.

Friday 9/4: Bea Koch presents Mad and Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Clare Beams, Irina Reyn, and John Fried have a virtual book party celebrating The Illness Lesson, Mother Country, and The Martin Chronicles. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 9/5: Nina Clements presents Our Mother of Sorrow. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

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Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). 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 →