Coloring books for adults are flying off shelves

Coloring books for grown-ups, many with detailed and intricate designs, have exploded in the publishing world.

Book Review

‘Book of Numbers’ by Joshua Cohen

There will be a point at which you realize Joshua Cohen’s novel “Book of Numbers’’ is a brilliant book.

Short Stack

‘My Dog Is the Best’ by Laurie Ann Thompson

The narrator of “My Dog Is the Best” is a baby who adores his sleepy, beleaguered basset-hound-like beast.

Big Shot

‘Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks’ by Christopher Cardozo

Edward S. Curtis’s 40,000-plus photographs documenting North America’s disappearing native populations amount to a historical record of paramount importance.

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Match Book: Books featuring mothers and daughters

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Book Review

‘The Festival of Insignificance’ by Milan Kundera

Kundera’s slim new philosophical novel comes as a welcome corrective to so much American-style realist fiction.

Book Review

‘Love May Fail’ by Matthew Quick

In this inspiring but flawed book, the basic theme remains: Only together can we move on.

The Story Behind The Book

Tracy Slater and the journey least expected

“The Good Shufu” explores cultural dislocation in Japan and Slater’s new role as a “shufu,” or “housewife.”


Summer reading suggestions for kids

We enlisted the help of seven local children’s librarians to offer recommendations of sublime summer reads for all ages.

Novelist Mameve Medwed in the third floor study of her Cambridge home.

New England Writers At Work

Cambridge author Mameve Medwed relishes revisions

“Other writers love the initial rush of the new ideas. Not me,” says Medwed.

Book Review

‘Breezeway’ by John Ashbery and ‘Scattered at Sea’ by Amy Gerstler

A look at new poetry collections from John Ashbery and Amy Gerstler.

Roberts says it was her publisher that talked her into writing a book on the Civil War.


Cokie Roberts: A serious reader

The political commentator for ABC News and NPR and the author of “Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation,” talks about writing a Civil War book.

New England Literary News

More adventures with Sadie

An award-winning 2014 picture book, “Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever!”, originated in an adorable father-daughter audio interview.


Greater Boston author readings June 28-30

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events

Book Review

‘The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck

This is a goofy and often self-indulgent adventure.

Special section

summer arts preview

// The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

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Match Book

// Match Book: What to read next

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The women behind the men

Seven books that look at the women — often unknown — behind men such as Nabokov, Marx, Fitzgerald, and Adams.