Book Review

‘Consumed’ by David Cronenberg

Cronenberg’s first novel unleashes a pandemonium of Boschian imagery related with an entomological precision and an Olympian detachment.

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‘Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories’ by Terrence Holt

Although described as memoir, it quickly becomes clear in Holt’s book the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction will be murky.

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‘Tennessee Williams’ by John Lahr

The playwright lived in a swirl of drama and it makes for riveting reading in the excellent biography.

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‘The Betrayers’ by David Bezmozgis

Bezmozgis’s second novel, while ridiculous, is stubborn, brave, perverse, infuriating, wise, and utterly his own.

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‘Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy’ by Karen Abbott

The best-selling author showcases a quartet of women who fought the Civil War on their own terms.


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‘Not That Kind of Girl’ by Lena Dunham

Dunham’s collection of essays is divided into sections on love and sex, the body, friendship, work, and “the big picture”.

An illustration from William Wegman’s new children’s book “Flo & Wendell Explore.”

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Dogging it with ‘Flo & Wendell Explore’

William Wegman combines photographs of his dogs with colorful paintings to tell the story of a camping adventure.

the story behind the book

To bee or not to bee, Noah Wilson-Rich answers the question

In his recent book, “The Bee,” Wilson-Rich tries to counter the negative perception some hold of bees.


Greater Boston author readings Sept. 28-Oct.4

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

Fall Book Preview

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// What do you like to read?

In this fall’s stream of books there is something for everyone.

Fall Arts Preview

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// Fall arts offerings

Play revisits a polarizing New England figure, Cambridge dance centers go for a spin, plus critics’ picks.

Book Club

The Boston Globe Book Club

// ‘Cascade’ talk with Globe book club

Books editor Nicole Lamy, author Maryanne O’Hara, and Michael Volmar, chief curator of the Fruitlands Museum, took questions.

Seven books about...

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New flight plan on drones

The new world of drones has come on so fast, and so strong, that many writers are rushing to make sense of it.