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Virtual author readings January 17-23

All events take place online; visit the venue website for more information.


Local bestsellers for the week ending January 10

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

Thinking about not drinking? These authors can inspire your journey

Moderate drinkers looking to quit can find inspiration in the burgeoning quit-lit genre.


Braving the cold (and bears) to chronicle history in ‘Icebound’

Andrea Pitzer set out on three 21st-century Arctic voyages herself to re-create, and then to relate, the heroic late-16th-century efforts of William Barents, the Dutch navigator and explorer who undertook the most northerly sea expeditions ever mounted at the time.

A new biography untangles Graham Greene

In “The Unquiet Englishman,” author Richard Greene (no relation) has no hesitation about placing Graham Greene among the century’s most august.

A holiday turns rainy, then scary in Sarah Moss’s ‘Summerwater’

In her seventh novel, Moss once again builds a sense that something awful is about to happen, even as she details the mundane activities of holiday makers.

Kevin Barry on reading during ‘wild and wintry’ nights

The Irish writer follows up his much acclaimed novel “Night Boat to Tangier” with a new collection of stories set in western Ireland, “That Old Country Music.”