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Book week: LI Readings, week of Feb. 24

Vivian Gornick, author of

Vivian Gornick, author of "Fierce Attachments," speaks at Hofstra University. Credit: Handout

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Children's author Orel Protopopescu reads "Thelonious Mouse" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) at a program for kids 3-5. Registration $3. At 10:30 a.m., Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational and Cultural Center, Stony Brook Village Center, Main Street, Stony Brook; 631-689-5888,

Vivian Gornick, author of the memoir "Fierce Attachments" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and other books, discusses her work. At 11:15 a.m., Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Hofstra University South Campus, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead; 516-463-5410,


Friday, March 1

Sag Harbor author Suzanne McNear reads from her "fictional memoir" "Knock, Knock" (Permanent Press). At 5 p.m., Canio's Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926,

Jericho author Ellen Meister signs copies of her novel "Farewell, Dorothy Parker" (Putnam). At 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place; 516-741-9850


Saturday, March 2

Jodi Picoult speaks about and signs copies of her new novel, "The Storyteller" (Atria), reviewed at right. Tickets $5, $31.49 for ticket and book. At 7 p.m., Huntington High School, Oakwood and McKay roads, Huntington; 631-271-1442,

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