Book Review

‘The Opening Kickoff’ by Dave Revsine

In his lively, well-researched new book, the former ESPN sportscaster reminds us that college football has always been a glamorous cesspool.

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‘One Kick’ by Chelsea Cain

With “One Kick,” Cain introduces Kick Lannigan, a 21-year-old, lean, mean fighting machine.

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‘The Organized Mind’ by Daniel J. Levitin

In “Mind,” Levitin presents the brain as an idiosyncratic mystery that is ultimately up to the task of confronting the deluge.

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‘When the United States Spoke French’ by François Furstenberg

In his ambitious new book, the historian charts the international odyssey of five Frenchmen who came to our shores in the 1790s.

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‘The Story Hour’ by Thrity Umrigar

Umrigar has more than realized her ambition with her new suspenseful page-turner that has depth, heart, and psychological credibility.

VICTO NGAI FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

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‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’ by Haruki Murakami

Murakami allows his hero to eavesdrop on one of life’s darkest possible tunes: the inner hum, the secret desire, for death.

the story behind

Magoon’s nutty children’s book

In “The Nuts,” Magoon’s images harmonize with the words of author and musician Eric Litwin.

Illustrations from “It’s Not the Stone That Brings You Strength: Myths Discovered, Unraveled, and Retold.”

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High school students’ anthology

Writing about an anthology by Boston high school students in “It’s Not the Stone that Brings You Strength,” Gregory Maguire celebrates the power of myths.

Greater Boston author readings Aug. 17-23

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

Book Club

The Boston Globe Book Club

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/ohara.jpg ‘Cascade’ talk with readers

Books editor Nicole Lamy and author Maryanne O’Hara were online to chat about the book. Catch up here.

Summer Arts Preview

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/WEBsummerartsfront-6592--90x90.jpg The sizzling summer of arts

Transforming the Clark Art Institute, Newport Jazz Festival, plus 90 critics’ picks.

Recent reviews

New England literary news

Illustrations from “It’s Not the Stone That Brings You Strength: Myths Discovered, Unraveled, and Retold.”

new england literary news

High school students’ anthology

Writing about an anthology by Boston high school students in “It’s Not the Stone that Brings You Strength,” Gregory Maguire celebrates the power of myths.

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