A look at the week's literary events. 1:07 p.m.
The second novel from Liska Jacobs is a slender book, overstuffed with ideas. 12:00 a.m.
Kate Tuttle talks to Samuel Shem, pseudonymous author of "Man’s Fourth Greatest Hospital," who reads Wednesday at Harvard Book Store. 7:00 p.m.
Nina MacLaughlin's round-up of news, events, and releases from the New England literary scene. 4:19 p.m.
A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. 1:13 p.m.
A weekly calendar of literary events. 12:58 p.m.
The slimness of Gaitskill's nuanced novella about a #MeToo incident in the publishing world belies its incendiary content. 12:00 p.m.
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. 12:00 p.m.