books, writing, journals
Jill Dawson makes Highsmith the main character in "The Crime Writer" and Jo Baker tracks Beckett in the Resistance in "A Country Road, a Tree."
Today's British Secret Service investigates whether George Smiley was part of the "Spy Who Came in from the Cold" killings.
Set in 1939 New York, Brendan Mathews' first novel follows one action-packed week with tight-as-a-snare-drum pacing.
It's traditionally the Serious Season for publishers, but we've also found some offbeat titles to lighten the mix.
The mysterious coming-of-age tale is told from an observer on the periphery -- from an unrequited crush, dealing with parents’ expectations to the estrangement from a childhood friend.
Putting down the pen and picking up a new passion has launched bestselling author Anita Diamant into a fresh orbit.
Author Joshua Green demonstrates how Trump may not have understood the theoretical grounding of Bannon’s “hard-edged ethno-nationalism” but that he proved the perfect vessel for taking it public.
For Margaret Morganroth Gullette, aging is the story a culture fashions around the inevitable process of gaining years. It doesn't have to be a story of decline, yet for us,...
The Jamaica Plain bookstore, named after an activist who helped create the International Worker's Union, is run by volunteers and open only a few days a week. But regulars and...
The (mostly free) weekend features 28 different authors like Richard Russo, Scott Simon and Sidney Blumenthal.
“Mrs. Fletcher” is an earthbound story, again set in suburban Boston, that concerns a lonely, middle-aged almost-empty-nesting divorcee and her boneheaded college-bound son.
Boston poet laureate Danielle Legros Georges, who edited the collection, sees it as "a meeting place, a poetic 'city square' for a wide variety of voices."
Its long history is documented in a new book, "I Got a Song," by Rick Massimo.
Right now, Connelly's featured gumshoe is Renée Ballard, a tough-as-nails overnight shift detective.
Just a few months shy of 50, a mid-level author arranges a world literary tour for himself to avoid going to his ex-boyfriend's wedding.
We invited local independent stores to share their suggestions for great summer reads. We'd like yours, too.
We asked and you answered: suggestions for great summer reads.
In her debut novel, Alexandra Fuller’s gaze, though narrowly focused on a handful of Oglala Sioux characters, illuminates much more than their lives.
"In some sense, I look at Egleston Square as a Macondo, a little area in Boston that had a boom, but experienced a lot of disinvestment when the [elevated] Orange...
WBUR staff members share their picks. We'd love to hear yours, too.