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A new book goes inside Boko Haram’s abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls

CNN’s Isha Sesay offers a chilling, intimate account of captivity — and a warning


Greater Boston author readings July 7-13

A weekly calendar of literary events.


Author prefers a long report to a short story

Brenda Wineapple, author of “The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation,” talks about her reading likes and dislikes.

Local bestsellers for the week ending 6/30

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

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‘Pop Culture Happy Hour’ host Linda Holmes steps up to the plate with debut novel

The author of “Evvie Drake Starts Over” comes to the Brattle Theatre on July 8

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No simple answers to the question of identity

The narrator of Catherine Chung’s second novel, “The Tenth Muse,” asks the same questions Gauguin did, as she wonders about her origins, her identity, and her destiny.

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A fond look back on John Kerry’s tenure as secretary of state

Former Globe reporter offers an insiders look into Kerry, and revisits his tenure and tenacity.