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BOOKINGS

Author readings around Boston July 3-9

All author appearances are virtual and free unless otherwise noted.

BOOKS

Local bestsellers for the week ended June 26

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

BOOK REVIEW

In short pieces, Hilary Mantel recalls her difficult past

In her newest book, British author Hilary Mantel turns her famous focus inward, exploring her own development as an author and her contentious relationship with the English language in six semi-autobiographical short stories and one essay.

BIBLIOPHILES

Building a library for a better life

As she recounts in her memoir, “The Ugly Cry: How I Became a Person,” TV writer Danielle Henderson grew up Black in a mostly white town under the wing of a foul-mouthed, ferocious grandmother. Henderson also wrote “Feminist Ryan Gosling,” a book based on her popular blog. She talked with us about what she's been reading.

Related Reading

Twilight of the white guys

New books by Tad Friend and Bill McKibben trace the contours of lives played out in an era of great change.

BOOK REVIEW

Regeneration and time travel

Lidia Yuknavitch's book takes place across time, swimming between an imaginable and not too distant future fifty-plus years from now when boat tours bring sightseers to the almost completely submerged Statue of Liberty, swallowed up by rising seas. Then we are taken into the past.

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

Poetic postcards to share, a book about a book-maker, and a call to re-read Frederick Douglass

All the bookish news from around the region.

STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

Remembrance and reclamation in ‘We Refuse to Forget’

Oklahoma-raised journalist Caleb Gayle tells "A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power."