Lee Child reads ‘anything’

Lee Child talks about how he developed a love of reading and about the type of books he reads, likes to read and his reading habits.

Photos from “Barnyard Kids: A Family Guide for Raising Animals” by Dina Rudick.

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Globe photographer publishes book on caring for farm animals

In “Barnyard Kids,” Dina Rudick has fun with rhymes while providing a serious overview of the time and resources needed for farm animals.

Above: Fashion designer Alexander McQueen shown in 2008. At left: A model in one of McQueen’s designs for his Fall-Winter 2003-’04 collection.

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‘Alexander McQueen’ by Andrew Wilson

The specter of suicide haunts Andrew Wilson’s biography of Alexander McQueen from the start.

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// Story behind ‘Shakespeare, Not Stirred’

Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim met at a Shakespeare seminar both were attending.

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‘Sea Lover’ by Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin is a cool, spare writer who can make the fantastic utterly, often horribly believable, drawing readers into sympathy with unlikely and unlikable characters. In her latest collection of 12 short stories, that gift is on full display.

the discovery

// ‘Wim Wenders: 4 Real & True 2! Landscapes. Photographs’

The German filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders presents an absorbing portfolio, enriched by his haiku-ish, sometimes humorous commentary.

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// ‘The Fall of Princes’ by Robert Goolrick

New York in the 1980s was the best and worst of times, and the narrator of Robert Goolrick’s new book is one of the lucky ones — for a while.

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‘Dome of the Hidden Pavilion’ by James Tate

The 108 poems of “Dome of the Hidden Pavilion,” assembled just before James Tate’s death, continue to twist his seemingly simple narrative arcs into surrealist loops.


Greater Boston Aug. 31-Sept. 3

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

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‘Barbara the Slut: And Other People’ by Lauren Holmes

Lauren Holmes’s debut story collection is good from start to finish.

Beowulf Sheehan

Though Lauren Holmes’s debut book is thick with imperfect characters, the same cannot be said for the stories contained therein: There isn’t a dud in the bunch.

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//,Richard.jpg ‘Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking’ by Richard E. Nisbett

Nisbett’s compelling new book could almost be mistaken for a manual on how to create a new species, one similar but clearly superior to our own.

Short stack

‘Waiting’ by Kevin Henkes and ‘Wait’ by Antoinette Portis

Have you ever tried to walk purposefully with a toddler . . . say, to a neighborhood store and back in under four hours? Then these books are for you.

Big Shot

‘Edna Andrade,’ edited by Debra Bricker Balken

This book presents the artist’s expansive oeuvre, from her early surreal and figurative landscapes to her Bauhaus-inspired optic art.


Match book: Mysteries without gore

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‘Purity’ by Jonathan Franzen

As with all Franzen’s work, it’s the ambitious means by which the novel reveals itself that makes the book.

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// The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

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// Match Book: What to read next

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