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Greater Boston author readings Sept. 22-28

A weekly calendar of literary events.

The Story Behind the Book | Kate Tuttle

For Gina Rippon, gender equality begins with the brain

British brain researcher Gina Rippon will read at Harvard Book Store Thursday at 7 p.m.

Book Review

‘On Fire’ a chilling prescription for a burning planet

Naomi Klein’s “On Fire” is a cri de coeur on climate change, and a plan for what to do about it

Local bestsellers for the week ending 9/8

A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

Gladwell’s ‘Talking to Strangers’ a far-flung survey of the fairly obvious

Is New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell a master of the obvious or the king of the counterintuitive? It’s a toss-up in his latest book.

Bibliophiles

For ‘Gun Island’ author, the inevitable is irresistible

Amitav Ghosh comes to the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday at 6 p.m.