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Celebrating Our Boston with Great Writers

Our Boston, with contributions from writers including Susan Orlean and John Updike, is a fitting tribute to the city’s early and more recent history.

October 15, 2014

Eden Collinsworth's I Stand Corrected: Real Perspective on China

In I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson, Eden Collinsworth puts many things into perspective about life, culture, experiences, and traveling, all through her subtle reminders of common Western manners.

October 8, 2014

Voice of This Generation: Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl

Fact: Lena Dunham’s essay collection slash stream of consciousness slash book of lists slash deep dark secret compendium – Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned' – is everything you want it to be.

September 24, 2014

Near Escape from Newark: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Right off the bat, you know from the title of Jeff Hobbs’s new book – The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace – that this is going to be a difficult, if interesting, read.

September 17, 2014

What's Worse Than Life at 'The Knick'?

The world Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz paints in her new book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels, sheds light on the gruesome beginnings of modern medicine.

September 10, 2014

On Losing a Child: Rare Bird by Anna Whiston-Donaldson

'I wish I had nothing to say on the nature of loss, but I do. Because one ordinary day, I encouraged my two kids to play in the rain. And only one came back.' –Anna Whiston-Donaldson

August 24, 2014

Universal Circus: Bigtop Reads for Everyone

From horror to history to young adult fiction, here are three circus-esque tales to satisfy everyone.

August 20, 2014

Comforting Cambodia: A Q&A with Volunteer and Journalist Gail Gutradt

Following the publication of her memoir chronicling her time as a volunteer at Wat Opot in Cambodia, we caught up with Gail Gutradt to talk about her experiences.

August 13, 2014

3 Questions for Hampton Sides, Author of In the Kingdom of Ice

For his latest epic, In the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides's research propelled him into a time and place he’d previously only read about.

July 25, 2014

A Memoir of the Middle East: Kim Barker's The Taliban Shuffle

Kim Barker’s memoir of her time as a journalist in Kabul in the early aughts, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is simultaneously touching, hilarious, and smart.

July 18, 2014

5 Questions for Celebrity Emulator Rachel Bertsche

Rachel Bertsche, author of Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, allowed us to pick her brain about her recently documented lifestyle-improvement quest, her next project, and Lady Gaga.

July 16, 2014

King of the World by David Remnick: On Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

David Remnick has written a compelling monument to Muhammad Ali, a man who pushed himself into the history books.

July 9, 2014

Searching for Solidity: Barbara Ehrenreich's Living With a Wild God

Barbara Ehrenreich’s memoir delves into a topic one might not expect from the author.

July 4, 2014

Something for Everyone: 10 New Reads for a Long Weekend

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time to gather with friends and family, fire up the barbecue, and celebrate our country's independence. That said, it's also your prerogative if you'd rather celebrate your independence by reading -- independently. If that's the case, we have you covered with ten brand-new books for fans of fiction, […]

July 2, 2014

Oh, William Tecumseh Sherman: We Hardly Knew Ye

Robert O’Connell’s new book, Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman, brings us closer than ever to the stories behind the legend.