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A late-blooming love of Joan Didion

Novelist Esi Edugyan comes to the Nantucket Book Festival

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On aliens, culture, and colonialism

“The Lesson” is the debut novel from Somerville-based author Cadwell Turnbull

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Joyce Carol Oates’s latest: Not perhaps her best, but still pretty good

Joyce Carol Oates’s new novel is “My Life as a Rat.”

Local bestsellers for the week ending 6/2

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


Greater Boston author readings June 9-15

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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A magazine wunderkind wants to pay it forward

“More Than Enough” is Elaine Welteroth’s memoir-manifesto.


Hot summer reads for 2019

Here are more than 75 great possibilities for your summer reading list.