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    Author Mary Gaitskill joins Evening Readings to read from novel

    Mary Gaitskill read from her latest novel, “The Mare,” on Oct. 27 for the Evening Reading Series at the LeFrak Concert Hall, hosted by Leonard Lopate. Gaitskill previously wrote books like “Bad Behavior” and “Because They Wanted To.” Her novel “Veronica” was a National Book Award finalist. In addition, a short story in “Bad Behavior” titled “Secretary” became a movie of the same name and starred actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. “The Mare” is about Velveteen Vargas, an 11-year-old Dominican girl, who is staying with a host family in upstate New York. Velveteen, also known as Velvet, is a Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn. Fresh Air Fund is an organization sending inner-city kids to…