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Author events on Long Island, week of June 5

Brenda Janowitz, author of "The Dinner Party."

Brenda Janowitz, author of "The Dinner Party." Credit: Hy Goldberg

Monday, June 6

Walter Shapiro, a lecturer in political science at Yale University, discusses his book “Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer.” $18 for nonmembers. At noon, Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview; 516-822-3535,

Long Island native Camille Perri discusses and signs copies of her debut novel, “The Assistants,” to kick of the adult summer reading program. At 7:30 p.m., East Meadow Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow; 516-794-2570,

Friday, June 10

William Norwich, an editor for fashion and design at Phaidon press, signs copies of his novel “My Mrs. Brown.” At 5 p.m., Southampton Books, 16 Hampton Rd., Southampton; 631-283-0270,

Saturday, June 11

Poet Nicholas Christopher reads from his new collection, “On Jupiter Place.” At 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-4926,

Sunday, June 12

Muttontown novelist Brenda Janowitz discusses and signs copies of “The Dinner Party,” to launch the Long Island LitFest Book Club. At 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Huntington Square Shopping Center, 4000 East Jericho Turnpike, East Northport; 631-462-0208

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