books, writing, journals
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.
WZLX midday DJ Carter Alan has been to 3,313 concerts, but he narrowed his experiences down to just 50 for his new book.
A tale of government sponsored hyper-surveillance, a war that never really ends and a plot to restore a skewed form of greatness to America.
Baron, a former WBUR reporter, joined us to discuss his new book "American Eclipse."
The author set much of his latest crime novel, his first told entirely through a woman's eyes, in the Back Bay.
Terry Ann Knopf's book looking at Boston TV news from the '70s to the '90s is a prescription for something that we all agree is sorely needed these days --...
To pay homage to its favorite native son, take a look at what the city of Springfield has done.
Sixteen years ago, a few Boston folks decided there was enough of a crossover audience that they could hold an event consisting of rock music and the best of local...