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Dennis Lehane widens his world of words

Turns the page on hardboiled crime fiction, aims for something bigger

The young couple with the sleeping baby had waited in line for nearly an hour at Brookline Booksmith to stand at the table where Dennis Lehane was signing copies of his new novel, “Live by Night.”

“We want to get him started on this pulp stuff as early as possible,” the woman said, looking down at her infant. “We’re huge fans of yours.”

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