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Diane Guerrero's memoir tells the story of her parents' deportation when she was 14 years old.
Hala Alyan was only 4 years old when she was forced to leave her home in Kuwait with her family.
Waves of biographies keep washing ashore, and the image of the 35th president keeps changing.
Writer Robert Finch has walked the Outer Beach for more than 50 years.
When historian David McCullough heard John F. Kennedy's "New Frontier" speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1960, it changed his life.
Former top White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke joins us to talk Russia, cyber security, more threats headed our way – and what we can do to stop them.
This a love story about a mansion, the man who once lived in it, and the woman who felt such a connection to the house that she built one of her own.
After a visit to East Africa in college, Jeffrey Gettleman set his heart on finding a way to return and make his life there.
Lisa Ko's debut novel tells the story of Deming Guo, whose mother Polly, an immigrant from China living in the U.S. illegally, disappears when he's 11 years old.
Barbara Lynch grew up in a housing project in South Boston, and never finished high school. Now she oversees seven restaurants in the Boston area.
The Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference brings together 200 practicing biographers to “reflect on the importance of fact and truth,” says Nigel Hamilton, a founding member of the organization.
What our Google searches reveal about us. It’s not always the face we show to the world.
Robert Thorson says that while the pond is certainly a large part of Thoreau's legacy, the rivers that flowed around him are a better metaphor for his life.
Harvard Dean James E. Ryan gave a speech at the Graduate School of Education's commencement that quickly went viral -- and was recently adapted into a book.
Chef Andy Husbands and pitmaster Chris Hart explore the art of barbecue, and journey of the people who love it most, in their new book "Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques & Barbecue Wisdom."
The psychology and science of social awkwardness. How to embrace your own quirks and idiosyncrasies to become the best version of yourself.
Award-winning poet Hala Alyan's first novel "Salt Houses" follows a Palestinian family grappling with the ramifications of being displaced by war.
Lehane is known for gritty crime thrillers that feature hard-headed male protagonists. But at the center of his new book is a woman with a troubled past.
Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger captivated a TED Talk audience when they told the story of how Stranger raped Elva when they were teens, and met again years later.
“I wrote the book because over a 10-year period there were issues in my family that I was trying to understand," Theroux says.