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NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

Jason Brown explores Maine; the Book Shop of Beverly Farms turns a new leaf; and local presses grab grants

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

BOOK REVIEW

Rita Woods moves through history, memory, family, and dreams in stunning debut ‘Remembrance’

An epic, breathtaking debut novel centers on a sanctuary village on the Underground Railroad.

LOCAL BESTSELLERS

Local bestsellers for the week ending Jan. 12

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

BOOK REVIEW

William Gibson’s ‘Agency’ goes further into the future and deeper into the present

Daneet Steffens reviews the latest novel from the science fiction author, a semi-sequel to 2014's "The Peripheral."

BOOKS

‘The Crying Book’ author Heather Christle searches out books for pleasure and plight

Amy Sutherland talks books with poet Heather Christle, author of "The Crying Book."

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

Transcendentalist trailblazers, poems that wander in wonder, and a ‘Feast of (Non)Fiction’

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

BOOKS

‘American Queenmaker’ celebrates an unsung dynamo of the press

Wendy Smith reviews Julie Des Jardins's "American Queenmaker: How Missy Meloney Brought Women Into Politics."

BOOKS

In Meng Jin’s ‘Little Gods,’ the inescapable pull of a family history

Kate Tuttle talks to "Little Gods" author Meng Jin, who comes to Harvard Book Store on Friday, Jan. 24.