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"A Single Thread" proves a rather ironic title for the quiet tapestry that Tracy Chevalier has created in this novel set in 1932, in England, after the Great War. Violet Speedwell is a member of the … more
Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Feb. 22. more
Here are six recommended, new-in-paperback novels that take us around the world, for cozy late-winter reading. more
Need something good to read? Of course you do. Six new paperbacks, coming right up. more
"The Whisper Man," Alex North's chilling novel of child abduction, murder and ghostly apparition, begins in the English village of Featherbank with the snatching of a young boy. The deed is described … more
"Bright Precious Thing" by Gail Caldwell; Random House (208 pages, $27) more
Seeing his characters on the big screen is old hat for Bob Layton, the comic book artist, writer and editor who lives here. more
Hachette Book Group will no longer be publishing Woody Allen's memoir. more
Meg Cabot's hurricane prep checklist for women living in the Florida Keys: Flashlight and batteries, check. Plenty of pet food, check. Wisecracking guy with electric blue eyes who loves … more
To be a firefighter, you need to be in top physical shape and willing to face danger. But, as Katherine Center writes in her new novel, the requirements for a woman are more complicated. "Don't … more
Time for a paperback roundup! Here are six potentially intoxicating reads — and, did you know your local indie bookstore is quite possibly open for curbside service? more
As "Gods of the Upper Air" begins in August 1925, the shipboard figure steaming into a South Sea island harbor is a 23-year-old Pennsylvanian hauling a typewriter, cheap notebooks and a laundry list … more
Here comes the "Midnight Sun." more
Family stressed about the coronavirus crisis? Harry Potter is here to save the day. more
A man who knows the road well enough can learn to travel in place. And that can come handy when the road, or the places along it, are denied him by pandemic or the cussed realities of age. more
Rachel Colby's choice for a recent Sunday night movie was hardly the sort of escapism that many people seek in times of crisis. more
Maeve and Danny Conroy spend hours in Maeve's car, lurking like spies across the street from their childhood home, nursing not nostalgia but oodles of hurt and resentment. Thomas Wolfe famously … more
A few days after a New York jury found Hollywood super-producer Harvey Weinstein guilty of two felony sex crimes, author Laurie Halse Anderson was at a writers' retreat in the Poconos. more
We still can't travel much these days, but here's a ray of hope: Your neighborhood bookstore is probably open for curbside service. more
A dead man is the central character in Joyce Carol Oates' timely, monumental new novel "Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars.," whose title echoes a gut-punching Walt Whitman poem. more
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