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Virtual author readings Nov. 22-28

All events take place online; visit the venue website for more information.

Local bestsellers for the week ending November 15

The New England Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and NEIBA, for the week ended Sunday, Nov. 15. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.


The inequality of an epidemic in Paul Farmer’s ‘Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds’

Farmer, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a physician, anthropologist, MacArthur Fellow, and founding director of Partners in Health


The art of a short story

For readers, especially in these days of frayed attention spans, a good short story beckons with the promise of immediate escape.


Drawn to novels that ‘interrogate womanhood’

Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi talks about her reading habits.


Claire Messud on what matters, including dogs

The author explores her interests and beliefs in “Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write."


A powerful, poetic life: The complexities of Adrienne Rich

Rich attained both popular acceptance and critical acclaim over a more than six-decade-long career.