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‘Mothers, Tell Your Daughters,’ by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Campbell trains her unsparing eye on women and girls whose lives are marked by abuse, teenage pregnancies, and philandering men.


‘Some Things I’ve Lost,’ by Cybèle Young

Cybèle Young’s high-concept art book offers answers to the fates of misplaced things.


‘The Tsar of Love and Techno’ by Anthony Marra

Marra here emerges with an oxygenizing wisdom and an arsenal of wit as inexhaustible as it is unlikely, given such forlorn terrain.

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‘The Secret Chord’ by Geraldine Brooks

From the texture of wool tunics, and the easy grazing of goats to the outsized pride of the men, Brooks’s vision of the biblical world is enrapturing.

The American travel diaries of German geographer and explorer Alexander von Humboldt.


‘The Invention of Nature’ by Andrea Wulf

In this new book, Andrea Wulf reclaims Alexander von Humboldt from the obscurity that has enveloped him.


//©JoelBenjamin.jpg MIT professor Thomas Levenson into science, nature

In his forthcoming book, Levenson recounts the search for a planet that even the greatest minds were convinced existed until Einstein set everyone straight.

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// Stefany Shaheen on ‘Elle and Coach’

“What we hope people will take away from the book is that you can find hope in unlikely places,” Shaheen said.


// ‘Violent Ends,’ edited by Shaun David Hutchinson

The novel is built around the day that 16-year-old Kirby Matheson entered the Middleborough High School gym with a 9mm pistol.


‘Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS’ by Joby Warrick

A Washington Post reporter sets out to explain how a motley group of criminals transformed into the world’s most successful and savage jihadi group.

New England writers at work

// M.T. Anderson needs nighttime, silence

The Cambridge native and young adult author divides his time between an apartment in his hometown and a house in Vermont.

new england literary news

// Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo coming to Lesley

The expo offers dozens of opportunities for readers to discover new comics and chat with their creators.

the discovery

// ‘Bio Art: Altered Realities’ by William Myers

“Bio Art: Altered Realities” is a survey of intriguing works by more than 60 contemporary artists.


Greater Boston author readings Oct. 4-10

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

Ann Romney book photos show personal life

While the heart of “In This Together” revolves around her battle with multiple sclerosis, Romney touches on aspects of her entire life, almost all of it spent with Mitt.

Special section

// 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.

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The Armenian genocide

Including “The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response” and “They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide.”