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Buzzy ‘Three Women’ makes for a cryptic triptych

Lisa Taddeo’s deeply reported portrait of female desire isn’t really about that at all.

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‘The Reluctant Prince’ looks fondly back on the life of JFK Jr. 

Historian Steven M. Gillon offers a compassionate and comprehensive reminiscence of JFK Jr.

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In Pulitzer-winner Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys,’ a childhood lost to Jim Crow

The author has again found dark inspiration in an overlooked corner of our nation’s history.

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Professor and clinician Sharon Lamb explores how mothers mother

Sharon Lamb reads from “The Not Good Enough Mother” on Friday at Belmont Books.

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‘The Ghost Clause’ peers through the walls of loss and memory

Howard Norman writes a different kind of ghost story.

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A mother and an intruder in Helen Phillips’s ‘The Need’

“The Need”-ditation on motherhood. 


From suitcases tied with rope to a room packed with books

Poet Charles Simic’s newest collection is “Come Closer and Listen: New Poems”