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Greater Boston author readings Nov. 17-23

A look at the week's literary events.

BOOK REVIEW

Reaching maturity and yearning for more in ‘The Worst Kind of Want’

The second novel from Liska Jacobs is a slender book, overstuffed with ideas.

THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

Samuel Shem treats the healthcare problem with a dose of dark humor

Kate Tuttle talks to Samuel Shem, pseudonymous author of "Man’s Fourth Greatest Hospital," who reads Wednesday at Harvard Book Store.

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

Young poets, old books, colorful characters, and more

Nina MacLaughlin's round-up of news, events, and releases from the New England literary scene.

Local bestsellers for the week ending 11/3

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

Greater Boston author readings Nov. 10-16

A weekly calendar of literary events.

BOOK REVIEW

Mary Gaitskill reads between the blurred lines in ‘This Is Pleasure’

The slimness of Gaitskill's nuanced novella about a #MeToo incident in the publishing world belies its incendiary content.

BIBLIOPHILES

Jhumpa Lahiri on reading across continents and cultures

Amy Sutherland talks books with Jhumpa Lahiri, editor of “The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories," who will discuss the anthology on Nov. 21 at Mount Holyoke College.