Notable Online: 6/20–6/26

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Sunday 6/20: Alka Joshi and Sujata Massey present The Secret Keeper of Jaipur and The Bombay PrinceBook Passage via Twitch and Zoom, 1 p.m. PDT, free.

Monday 6/21: Marissa Levien presents The World Gives, in conversation with Brandon Taylor. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ayad Akhtar presents Homeland Elegies, in conversation with Syed M. Masood. Book Passage via Zoom and Twitch, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Rosecrans Baldwin presents Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles, in conversation with Choire Sicha. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Karl Deisseroth presents Projections, in conversation with Catherine Dulac. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Balli Kaur Jaswal presents Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. Unabridged Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. CDT, free.

Anjali Enjeti, Lilly Dancyger, Krys Malcolm Belc, and Larissa Pham join guest host Marisa Siegel for Memoir Monday. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 6/22: Zaina Arafat presents You Exist Too Much, in conversation with Roxane Gay. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Laura Lippman presents Dream Girl with Terry Teachout. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Grace M. Cho presents Tastes Like War, in conversation with Sun Yung Shin. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Truth Thomas joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Charles McGrath presents Donald Barthelme: Collected Stories. 192 Books online, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Joshua Cohen presents The Netanyahus with Corey Robin. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Angelique Palmer, Marlena Chertock, Patience Sings, and Rasha Abdulhadi celebrate The Queer Cookies Cookbook with a night of poetry. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Author Mariana Oliver and translator Julia Sanches present Migratory Birds, in conversation with Jazmina Barrera. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 6/23: Kristin Hersh presents Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood, in conversation with Ian MacKaye. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Nina Renata Aron and Phyllis Grant discuss Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls and Everything Here Is Under Control. Book Passage via Zoom and Twtich, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Ocean Vuong presents On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, in conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Maxine Bedat presents Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saumya Dave presents What a Happy Family, in conversation with Crystal Hana Kim. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Amanda Montell presents Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, in conversation with Owin Pierson. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Brandon Taylor presents Filthy Animals and talks with Omari Weekes. The Strand via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free–$53.

Thursday 6/24: Diane Cook presents The New Wilderness and Emily Temple presents The Lightness. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Nick Harkaway presents Seven Demons with Sarah Gailey. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Jim Parsons, and Zachary Quinto discuss Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation. The Center for Fiction via Zoom and YouTube, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Catherine Gammon presents China Blue with Toi Derricotte, Lynn Emanuel, and William Lychack. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rajiv Mohabir presents Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir. Unabridged Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Friday 6/25: Brandon Taylor presents Filthy Animals, in conversation with Hari Kunzru. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

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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 →