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Virtual author readings for May 16-23

All events take place online; visit the venue website for more information.

Local bestsellers for the week ending May 9

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

Mark Sullivan, author of "The Last Green Valley."

Massachusetts native Mark Sullivan has a new World War II novel, based on a true story

A tip from a retired dentist at a book talk in Montana led Sullivan to the Martel family and the material for his next novel.

Naturalist and best-selling author Sy Montgomery adapted her "How to Be a Good Creature" memoir for kids.

What animals can teach people about being ‘good creatures’

Author and naturalist Sy Montgomery talked about adapting her "How to Be a Good Creature" memoir for kids.

Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla, left, and the cover art for his book, "Moonshot: Inside Pfizer's Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible." The book  is scheduled for release on Nov. 9.

Pfizer head Albert Bourla writing book about Covid vaccine

“Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible” is scheduled to come out Nov. 9.

Vincent Brown, author of "Tacky's Revolt"

What Vincent Brown’s award-winning ‘Tacky’s Revolt’ can teach us about slavery, war, and enduring racism

The Harvard history professor won a 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Award for his book about the 1761 uprising of enslaved West Africans in Jamaica.

Illustration for review of "The Rock Eaters: Stories" by Brenda Paynado. 09RockEaters; BOOKS; 5-9-21

Mining the magical and marvelous in ‘The Rock Eaters’

The 16 stories in “The Rock Eaters,” Dominican American author Brenda Peynado’s debut collection of fiction, traffic in science fiction, fantasy, fabulism, or the surreal, even as they retain an edge of cutting satire or searing insight.

Author Joan Silber.

Joan Silber explores family secrets in new novel-in-stories

“Secrets of Happiness” is told in seven first-person stories narrated by characters whose lives intersect in surprising and enriching ways.