‘Hamilton’ creator will release book with MIT doctoral candidate

Get ready for more art — and motivation — from Lin-Manuel Miranda this fall.

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Waking up is hard to do

“Clock Dance,’’ Anne Tyler’s latest novel, is a psychologically astute saga.

A 19th-century depiction of the murder of Dr. George Parkman by Professor John White Webster at Harvard University’s Massachusetts Medical College in Boston.

Globe Magazine

What lies in the lab: The gruesome murder at Harvard that transfixed New England

Wealthy George Parkman vanished into thin air one day. Then a janitor started snooping around a Harvard lab and made a grisly discovery.

Author Ottessa Moshfegh.

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To sleep, perchance to grow up

Ottessa Moshfegh’s poignant, wise new novel traces a wealthy, if troubled, young woman’s hiberation.

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of July 23-29

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale in Western Mass., Circus Smirkus, “A Father’s Lullaby,” and more.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

Researching his own life

Novelist Alexander Chee’s latest book is a collection of essays, “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.”

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Lyrical memoir of Haiti; pairing poets and sculptors; grisly Harvard murder

Marilène Phipps arresting, bewitching new memoir is  “Unseen Worlds.’’

Why solitude is not a bad thing

Capsule reviews of “Art of Wasted Day,’’ “Alone Time,’’ “Lonely City,’’ and “Rise of Robots.’’


Greater Boston author readings July 22-28

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg 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.

Most anticipated fall books


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This year brings big new biographies of Gorbachev, Grant, and FDR, pointed and personal political takes from Hillary Clinton and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and fiction from Jennifer Egan, Alice McDermott, James McBride, Louise Erdrich, and others.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Fall%20arts%20home%20version%201-5253.jpg A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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Amber Tamblyn. 22Bibliophiles. BOOKS. 7-22-18


Amber Tamblyn is an eclectic reader who views throwing away books as a sin

The actress and poet recently published her first novel, “Any Man.”

20names -- Gisele Bundchen book cover. (Handout)

Gisele Bundchen releases cover of her upcoming book on Instagram

“Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life” will be available this fall.

FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, John Irving speaks at a book discussion for his novel


Novelist and New Hampshire native John Irving earns lifetime achievement award

Irving, 76, the author of “The World According to Garp,” “The Cider House Rules,” and “In One Person,’’ among others, has won the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

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Braiding lives of a Syrian refugee, a failed 23-year-old, and elderly accountant

Donal Ryan’s new novel, “From A Low And Quiet Sea,’’ is like its predecessor short and intense 


Greater Boston author readings July 15-21

A weekly calendar of literary events.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Bookstore writers in residence, winner of poetry chapbook contest

Porter Square Books has launched a writers-in-residence program

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Nigerian couple wrestles with infertility, political upheaval

Ayòbámi Adébáyò’s lauded “Stay With Me” is being released in paperback.


Fond of writers from a generation back

Grace Dane Mazur’s newest novel is “The Garden Party.”

Jorma Kaukonen of the Jefferson Airplane confronts members of the Hells Angels at Altamont.

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Recalling Altamont as a crime story

“Just a Shot Away” tells the true story of the free concert that turned into a psychotic nightmare.

Andre Dubus and his son Andre III.

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A writer’s writer and the inevitability of bad times

David Godine’s reissue of Andre Dubus’s short fiction seeks to introduce a new generation to his work.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Getting to know a parent after death

Lisa Romeo’s new book is “Starting With Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss.’’

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The painfully shrinking middle class

Alissa Quart argues that the dream of middle-class contentment is increasingly out of reach.

Alexa Trembly and Emory Harkins with their mobile bookstore.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

A mobile bookstore in Providence; Indian Americans in Bay State

Twenty Stories, a tiny, mobile bookstore, was founded by writers Alexa Trembly and Emory Harkins.


Needs a book to pull her in

The photographer Amy Arbus, daughter of Diane and Allen Arbus, has published five books.


Greater Boston author readings July 1-7

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Taking a swipe at love, as told by this Needham native

Hannah Orenstein’s new book, “Playing with Matches,” is a romance novel made for the age of Tinder.

Nell Painter during a visit to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., in 2005.

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A portrait of the artist as an older woman

Historian Nell Painter chronicles her second act as an MFA student at RISD and a painter.


The trick to reading while walking? Hold the book up a bit.

Madeline Miller brings to life the infamous, island-bound witch of “The Odyssey” in her latest novel, “Circe.’’

Marciano in a 1954 heavyweight bout with Ezzard Charles.

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Pulling no punches on Rocky Marciano

Mike Stanton serves up a portrait of a deeply flawed boxing legend whose only hope for perfection was in the ring

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A charged saga of love in a time of plague — and after

“The Great Believers” weaves stories of gay friends during the emergences of AIDS in ‘80s and a estranged mother seeking her daughter today.


Greater Boston author readings July 1-7

A weekly calendar of literary events.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Finding fresh views of the storied Sox

Evan Drellich has compiled a master list of the most important Red Sox people, places, and things.

Christina Baker Kline’s “A Piece of the World” (inspired by the subject of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World,” right) won a Maine Literary Award.

new england literary news | nina maclauglin

A debut novel turns on a pregnant minister’s daughter and reality TV star; Maine literary award winners

Meghan MacLean Weir’s book is a smart and timely look at how and what we worship.

Donald Hall, shown in his childhood home in Wilmot, N.H., in 2006.


A life of love, poetry — and the Red Sox

Wesley McNair recalls Donald Hall, who was first a mentor and later a decadeslong friend.

book review

In Jordy Rosenberg’s new novel, it’s a trans, trans, trans, trans world

A genre- and gender-bending saga of an 18th-century love story and a modern academic scheme

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Meredith Goldstein is growing love in a lab

The Globe advice columnist’s new novel, “Chemistry Lessons,’ is a wise and moving YA story of love, loss, and organic chemistry.

The Story Behind the Book | Kate Tuttle

Why apes are so great?

In “Theory of Bastards” two evolutionary scientists bond over their work with bonobos, our closest simian relatives.


Greater Boston author readings June 24-30

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Globe Magazine

A pop quiz on pot in popular culture

Did you know about these marijuana references from songs, movies, and books?

Book review

Michael Chabon delves into the mysteries of raising children

In his new collection, “Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces,” the author explores what it means to be a parent.

20names Peabody Essex Museum Collection Center courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum


Peabody Essex Museum hits $600 million in fund-raising, opens new Collection Center

A new 120,000-square-foot facility in Rowley will house artworks, books, and archival material.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ALEJANDRO GARCIA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9663496a) Junot Diaz Writer Junot Diaz withdraws from Sydney Writers' Festival after sexual harassment allegations, Barcelona, Spain - 03 May 2013 (FILE) - Dominican-US writer Junot Diaz poses during the presentation of his third book, a short story collection entitled 'This is How You Lose Her' in Barcelona, Spain, 03 May 2013 (reissued 05 May 2018). According to media reports citing a statement, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz withdrew from taking part in the Sydney Writers' Festival (SWF) after sexual harassment allegations.

Junot Diaz is cleared in MIT investigation

Pulitzer-winning professor Junot Diaz has been cleared to return to teach this fall, a significant development in a contentious #MeToo case that has drawn national attention.


Jon Meacham on why he’s a return visitor to Trollope, and more

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer’s latest book is “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.”

image for Orange on Sunday june 17 arts topic.

book review

What is an Indian?

Tommy Orange’s explosive debut looks at what happens to a people who’ve lost control of their own story. 

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

Bobbie’s Meadow to open at Carle museum; local groups get NEA grants

The museum will hold a celebration June 23 for the dedication of the new outdoor space.

Local bestsellers for week ending June 10

A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

The gifts of growing up in a crazy family

Dr. Edward Hallowell, best known for his work on attention deficit disorder, has just published a memoir on “the WASP triad: alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness.”

Donald Trump with then-girlfriend Marla Maples in 1991.

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How to raise a Trump

“Born Trump’’ largely traces the Trump children through decades of privilege and familial trauma.

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Rachel Cusk’s artful, trailblazing trilogy ends on a slight off-note

“Kudos’’ is the final installment in the series of autobiographical novels.


Greater Boston author readings June 17-23

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Boston Public Library has a new website. From left to right, Scot Colford, online and web services manager; David Leonard, president of the Boston Public Library; and Dhruti Bhagat, web services librarian.

No longer overdue: Boston Public Library rolls out shiny new website

The new site emphasizes simplicity and ease of access — important goals for a site that received 9.8 million visits in 2017.