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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
Need something good to read? Of course you do. Six new paperbacks, coming right up. more
Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo, a middle-grade novelist who lives in Ellington, wanted to write a story whose heroine is an 11-year-old Afghan refugee living in New England. more
          "Murder Off the Page'" by Con Lehane; Minotaur (323 pages, $26.99) ——— The 42nd Street Library in New York City is an iconic … more
What to read while you're self-isolating to avoid the coronavirus? How about books about all the various plagues humankind has survived before? 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
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
Here are six recommended, new-in-paperback novels that take us around the world, for cozy late-winter reading. more
Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Feb. 22. more
In "Iced in Paradise," award winning Naomi Hirahara focuses on the multicultural Santiago family, who love each other, sometimes irritate each other, but always unconditionally support each other. … more
"Oh Christ," says a man named Tom Coombs, looking out the window to see a car pulling into his driveway. "It's that old bag, Olive Kitteredge. What in hell is she doing here?" Tom's got it all … more
When Malaysian-born anthropologist Long Litt Woon's lodestar, her beloved husband Eiolf Olsen, fell over dead in 2010, she was left shellshocked by sorrow, and largely isolated in her adopted … more
"The things that transport us can be so random," muses singer-songwriter Patti Smith in her autobiographical book "Year of the Monkey." She is referring to a moment when the simple observation of a … more
At first, I wasn't sure I wanted to read Ronan Farrow's book. I didn't want to spend hours with a revolving cast of powerful men accused of doing unspeakable things to women, with impunity or the … more
This quirky little novel is part fable, part romance, and wholly a love letter to books. Juliette works in a realty office in Paris with her friend Chloe _ an uninspired job that she carries out … more
Corie Geller has it all, it seems. At 35, she's married to a kind and crazy-handsome judge, has adopted his sweet teen daughter and lives in a tony Long Island neighborhood. She works from home, … 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
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
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