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SHANGHAI DREAMS An author and correspondent for the New Yorker, Peter Hessler, reads from his new book, “Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present” (HarperCollins). Tonight, 6:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 160 E. 54th St. at Third Avenue, 212-750-8033, free.
DUBLIN-BOUND Author Marion Keyes reads from her new book, “Anybody Out There?” (HarperCollins), a novel about a successful public relations executive who suddenly finds herself in Ireland with her five sisters. Tonight, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadway at 66th Street, 212-595-6859, free.
WALKING ON WATER Devyani Saltzman reads from her new memoir, “Shooting Water: A Memoir of Second Chances, Family, and Filmmaking” (Newmarket). The author, who is the daughter of Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, discusses how she reconnected with her mother after growing up in a Jewish household in Toronto. Tonight, 7 p.m., Borders Bookstore, 461 Park Ave. at 57th Street, 212-980-6785, free.
COUNTRY ROADS The country and folk musician Willie Nelson reads from his new memoirs, “The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart” (Penguin), and discusses his struggles as a young musician. Tomorrow, 12:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St., between Broadway and Park Avenue, 212-253-0810, free.