Karen Russell

8. Karen Russell :: You'd be hard-pressed to find a more charming collection than St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, Russell's 2007 debut. After a novel, Swamplandia!, Russell returns to short fiction with Vampires in the Lemon Grove (Knopf). :: February 21 :: Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge :: 7 pm :: Free :: 617.661.1515 or

9. John Kenney :: The debut novel from this humorist and copywriter, Truth in Advertising (Touchstone) sends up corporate culture and garnered an amazing blurb from Eric Idle: "Made me laugh my ass off. Now I have a new ass." :: January 29 :: Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon, 700 Boylston St, Copley Square, Boston :: 6 pm :: Free :: 617.536.5400 or

Cory Doctorow

10. Cory Doctorow :: Nerds will likely outnumber adolescents at this event for Homeland (Tor Teen), Doctorow's second high-concept young adult novel. :: January 26 :: Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge :: 7 pm :: Free :: 617.661.1515 or


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