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THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

Meredith Atwood gets out of her own way in new self-help book

Kate Tuttle talks to 'The Year of No Nonsense' author Meredith Atwood, who reads Tuesday at Brookline Booksmith.

BOOK REVIEW

‘The German House’ an underwhelming tale of overcoming history

Annette Hess’s “The German House,” a novel about a young woman working as an interpreter during the 1963-65 Frankfurt Auschwitz trials, offers an intriguing 21st-century perspective on the proceedings.

LOCAL BESTSELLERS

Local bestsellers for the week ending 12/1

Bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

BIBLIOPHILES

“Disappearing Earth” author Julia Phillips always has something good on hold

Amy Sutherland talks with "Disappearing Earth" author Julia Phillips, who speaks Dec. 17 in Barnstable and Dec. 19 in Provincetown.

Greater Boston author readings Dec. 8-14

A look at the week's literary events.

BOOK REVIEW

Darryl Pinckney powerfully explores a quarter century of racial struggle in ‘Busted in New York and Other Essays’

John Freeman reviews Darryl Pinckney's "Busted in New York and Other Essays."

THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

In ‘Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists,’ a vivid vision of women’s history

Kate Tuttle talks to Mikki Kendall, author of "Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights."

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

A man with a plan, a song of St. Louis, and a party at the library

The latest news, events, readings, and releases from around the New England Literary Scene.