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From ‘Rest and Relaxation’ to refreshing research

Newton-born novelist Ottessa Moshfegh’s bestseller arrives in paperback this week an hour ago

A ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel is coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

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A deep dive into the tale of Pericles

“The Porpoise: A Novel” is the latest from “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” author Mark Haddon.

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A gay Vietnamese immigrant’s letter to his illiterate mom

Prize-winning poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.” 

Local bestsellers for the week ending 6/9

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

Greater Boston author readings June 16 - June 22

A weekly calendar of literary events.


A late-blooming love of Joan Didion

Novelist Esi Edugyan comes to the Nantucket Book Festival