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BOOKS

Teddy Wayne’s ‘Apartment’ a darkly comic tale of male bonding

The author elevates his emotionally intelligent fourth novel, set in 1996, from a convincing historical facsimile to a work of art.

BOOK REVIEW

In Julian Barnes’s ‘The Man in the Red Coat,’ a portrait of a paradox

Michael Upchurch reviews the new book by “The Sense of an Ending” author Julian Barnes.

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

Russem launches ‘Design Brief’; Zabin reframes a riot; Marshall remembers Potter

Nina MacLaughlin gathers the latest news, readings, releases, and events from around the New England literary scene.

THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

Sarah DiGregorio’s history of premature birth shows promising developments

Kate Tuttle talks to Sarah DiGregorio, author of "Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human," who comes to Brookline Booksmith on February 21.

BOOK REVIEW

In ‘You Never Forget Your First,’ Alexis Coe offers a fresh look at a president without precedent

David Shribman reviews Alexis Coe's "You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington."

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

‘Ducklings’ in drag; a Silverman sampler; and ‘A Black Women’s History’ lesson

Nina MacLaughlin gathers the latest news, readings, releases, and events from around the New England literary scene.

BIBLIOPHILES

For author and physicist Brian Greene, the search for meaning defies categories

Amy Sutherland talks books with “Until the End of Time" author, Brian Greene.

BOOK REVIEW

In Daniel Kehlmann’s darkly brilliant ‘Tyll,’ a fool worth following

The mercurial protagonist of the German author's new novel reflects the vanity and folly of those in power, while serving as a mirror of the times.