‘Trigger Warning’ by Neil Gaiman

Kimberly Butler

Gaiman takes the care to lead you somewhere familiar and has the nerve to leave you somewhere strange.

Karen Moore of Arlington (left) and Cahal Stephens of Cambridge at the book group.

One book group, one book, 18 years

An eclectic group of readers has devoted a book club to a single novel: “Finnegans Wake” by James Joyce.

What to read next

Match Book: Books for foodies

A gastronomy student is hungry for books about food.

The Short Stack

Fabulist Friends

Reviews of “Marilyn’s Monster” by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Matt Phelan and “Orion and the Dark” by Emma Yarlett.

// ‘Two Mommies’ author hopes new edition isn’t controversial

“I’d like us to live in a world where it’s not a big deal whether a child has two moms,” Lesléa Newman said.

// First-ever Dr. Seuss museum is coming to Springfield

Pretty soon, there will be a museum dedicated to Dr. Seuss’s work in children’s literature in Springfield — the first of its kind in the world.

Cambridge writer finalist for Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize shortlist, announced Tuesday, includes one American: Fanny Howe.

‘Family Life’ by Akhil Sharma wins Folio Prize for fiction

The relatively new prize from the Folio Society, a London-based company, awarded almost $60,000 to the American author.

Bruce Schneier, cryptographer and Internet privacy advocate, lists remedies for data abuses.

Book Review

‘Data and Goliath’ by Bruce Schneier

The renowned cryptographer and Internet privacy advocate describes the erosion of privacy, then lays out a strategy for turning the tide.

Big Shot

‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time,’ by Dieter Buchhart

Addressing racism, social tensions, and questions of identity, Basquiat’s work remains relevant today.

book review

// ‘A Little Life’ by Hanya Yanagihara

The capacious and consuming new novel is a stops-out bildungsroman that retrofits sexuality and racial identity to our more nuanced age.

Book review

‘The Lost Child’ by Caryl Phillips

Phillips challenges our expectations by linking his latest novel to “Wuthering Heights.”

Book review

‘Princes at War’ by Deborah Cadbury

Cadbury has produced a gripping account of love and war at the most perilous passage in modern European history.

the story behind the book

// Maureen Meister and the idea of architecture

The author of “Arts and Crafts Architecture” said Boston-area residents don’t have to go far to see examples of Arts and Crafts history.


Greater Boston author readings March 22-28

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

Book Club

// The Globe Book Club’s latest pick is ‘The Grief of Others’

Leah Hager Cohen’s powerful, deeply affecting novel is now a movie, directed by Patrick Wang.

The best of the bunch

// The best books of 2014

Critics’ picks for children, teens, and adults, for fans of fiction and nonfiction, lovers of sports and thrillers.

Books for the holiday season

// Books for everyone on your holiday shopping list

Here is a guide to books for everyone on your list.

Winter Arts Preview

special section

// Winter arts preview

Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

The Year in Arts

special section

// 2014: The Year in Arts

2014 was all about the music sneak attack, twentysomethings energizing stages, fresh late-night personalities, and more.

New England literary news

Susan Wilson with fifer Daniel Moylan in historical dress at the Old South

new england literary news

Old South Meeting House knows history

Whether or not you know much about Boston’s literary history, the Old South Meeting House promises a good time at its live quiz show “The Fife is Right.”

Seven books about...

The assassination of Julius Caesar.

Seven books about


Capsule reviews of “The Death of Caesar” by Barry Strauss; “Murdering McKinley” by Eric Rauchway; Nora Titone’s “My Thoughts Be Bloody”; “Assassination Vacation” by Sarah Vowell; Gerald Posner’s “Case Closed”; “Hellhound on His Trail” by Hampton Sides; “Countown to Valkyrie” by Nigel Jones.