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Meacham dives deeply into America’s proud and not-so-proud past, writing about the discord that has been a pretty constant presence in America throughout its existence.
The book follows the lives of the pious, attractive and ever-growing Hicks family and their New Light megachurch – a family that seems like a mashup of the Kardashians and...
Poetry editors Timothy Donnelly, Barbara Fischer and Stefania Heim said on Twitter last week they're "dismayed" and are stepping down July 1.
King has a long history of supporting literacy and liberal causes and was remembered Tuesday for a special act of courage and solidarity.
The former home of the acclaimed American poet was opened as a museum in 2002. Bennington College acquired the house from the nonprofit Friends of Robert Frost last year.
"My Ex-Life” begins with a mid-life crisis and grows into a tale of a defining summer for two old friends and a girl on the dangerous cusp of womanhood.
The highly-regarded author has been accused by a writer of forcibly kissing her while she was a graduate student. Other writers accuse him of verbal abuse. He is currently a...
On Friday and Saturday, the North Shore town will be bustling with big name authors like Ann Hood, Tom Perrotta and Stephen McCauley.
With broads and dolls, crime and corruption, and a talking snake, Moore hopes the book serves as an escape for those who are feeling the same anger and annoyance with...
The new children's book "Rescue & Jessica" provides a window into the lives of two people injured in the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.
George Harrar's novel centers on the ways a male professor accused of sexual misconduct tries to explain away the evidence against him.
“Refuge” offers rich territory for discussion of what immigration can mean for an individual and a family, beyond a simplified narrative of departure, arrival and assimilation.
It's a particularly apt time to read a thoughtful novel about standing up to political and religious intimidation, writes critic Carol Iaciofano.
Boston musician Ryan Walsh unraveled a rock 'n' roll mystery, making clear that Van Morrison's seminal album was forged during his eight months living in Cambridge.
His idiosyncratic chronicle is as observational about human psychology as it is about history and geography.
What distinguishes the memoir is that it goes beyond an account of early space technology triumphs and pitfalls to discuss the history of a unique workplace, at a key cultural...
Michelle McNamara was about two-thirds finished with her first book when she died at the age of 46 in April 2016. Her collaborators finished the book, which is being published...
The often unlikely intersections of Smith’s passions -- for philosophy, dance, hip-hop, and of course literature -- generate remarkably vivid and rich insights, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
New Bedford is the destination for devotees of one famous literary leviathan -- Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick."
Former Boston Herald writer Stephanie Schorow's “Inside the Combat Zone” chronicles not only the physical changes in the city since the 1950s, but also the social, cultural and political trends...