Book Review

‘How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity’ by Patricia Carlin

Photographer Dustin Fenstermacher helps illustrate the cat-marketing possibilities suggested by author Patricia Carlin.

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To author Patricia Carlin, a cat is also a sure-fire source of wealth and fame, at least for those willing to follow her step-by-step instructions.

Gabriel García Márquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” helped earn a global following for the literary style known as magical realism.

Nobel winner Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

His best-known work, “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” helped earn a global following for the literary style of magical realism.

Philip K. Howard’s “The Rule of Nobody” says the United States “is losing its soul.”

Book Review

‘The Rule of Nobody’ by Philip K. Howard

It’s easy to roll one’s eyes at any polemical book that criticizes governmental regulation. That’s not the sort of argument Howard is making.

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‘A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip’ by Kevin Brockmeier

In a characteristic gesture of generosity, Brockmeier dedicates his new memoir to 75 individuals, acknowledging each one in alphabetical order.

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‘Land and Wine: The French Terroir’ by Charles Frankel

The science writer and lecturer takes readers on a swift, chatty and generally readable survey of French wherenesses.

Bob Mankoff on the evolution of New Yorker cartoons

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor for The New Yorker, has written a memoir, “How About Never — Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons.”

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‘Stronger’ by Jeff Bauman with Bret Witter

The bombing victim’s memoir, “Stronger,” is a short, straightforward, workmanlike effort.

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A quarter century of children’s books

The Belmont Gallery of Art is partnering with Watertown-based Charlesbridge Publishing to present “Books on the Charles.”


Greater Boston author readings April 13-19

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

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// Broken City

Download an updated version of the Globe series chronicling epic gridlock in the nation’s capital, and examining solutions to the country’s political quagmire.

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Above: An image from “Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture” by Gaiutra Bahadur

The story of South Asian migrants

Two authors who have traced the lives of South Asian migrants will share their stories on April 16.

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The Boston Marathon bombings

Kathy Whittemore looks at books about the Boston Marathon bombings, including “Stronger” by Jeff Bauman.