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Pre-Columbian history meets Indigenous Futurism in a new novel by Rebecca Roanhorse

'Black Sun' is set in an imaginary world drawn from a variety of Indigenous cultures.


Local bestsellers for the week ending October 11

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


Virtual author readings Oct. 18-24

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

‘Keep Moving’ offers words of hope for troubled times

Maggie Smith's new book is about using anger and grief as fuel to keep going.

Poet Jane Hirshfield on bearing witness to the beauty of an imperiled world

With "Ledger," Hirshfield mates the emotional with scientific fact.


‘JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956’ revives JFK’s youth

Why do we need yet another biography of John F. Kennedy? The short answer: Because this book is very good.


The new John Banville is a departure of sorts

The Booker Prize-winning novelist's latest, “Snow,” is his first detective novel to be published under his own name, and it’s an interesting, if not entirely successful, departure from form.


Reconsidering John Steinbeck in ‘Mad at the World’

William Souder’s concise new biography argues persuasively that the writer’s politics consisted primarily of a hatred for bullies.