Book review

‘The Language of Houses’ by Alison Lurie

Architecture, Lurie says in her new book, is a more universal language than words.

on crime

‘The Dead Will Tell,’ ‘Ghost month,’ and ‘Terminated’

Three recent mystery titles to read.

seven books about ...

// Epidemics

Katharine Whittemore takes a look at seven books about ebola, black death, small pox, and more.

Greater Boston author readings Aug. 31-Sept. 6

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

Book REviews

Four young adult books for everyone

“Lies in the Dust,” ”Conversion,” “The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone,” and “I’ll Give You the Sun” center on teen characters with talent and a passion for art.

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// ‘To the Edge of the World’ by Christian Wolmar

For Wolmar, railroads are not only engineering marvels, they are also social and political acts.


Book Review

Foreign Correspondent by H.D.S. Greenway

In half a century of reporting abroad, Greenway was eyewitness to wars not remembered as fondly as World War II.

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‘The Bone Clocks’ by David Mitchell

Mitchell is one of the most electric writers alive and in his latest novel, he has spun his most far-flung tale yet.

Story Behind the Book

Marc Abrahams on ‘This Is Improbable, Too’

Abrahams’s new book is the most recent installment in the author’s longstanding quest to explore some of the oddest research out there.

An illustration from John Chu’s “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere.”

new england literary news

Arlington writer wins Hugo

John Chu’s “The Water That Falls on You From Nowhere,” published on after being rejected by 14 outlets, won the Hugo best short story award.

the discovery

‘Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs’

With dozens of photographs, “Hide and Seek” is an international survey of one-of-a-kind and prefabricated abodes.

in brief

// ‘The Thirteenth Turn,’ ‘The Village Effect,’ ‘Working Stiff,’ ‘Season of Saturdays’

Capsule reviews of recent titles.

Book Club

The Boston Globe Book Club

// ‘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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// The sizzling summer of arts

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

Recent reviews

New England literary news

new england literary news

2014 New England Books Award winners

Lily King’s “Euphoria,” inspired by the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead, has won the 2014 New England Book Award for fiction.

Seven books about...

seven books about ...


Katharine Whittemore takes a look at seven books about ebola, black death, small pox, and more.