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Greater Boston author readings

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Local bestsellers for the week ending 8/11

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

Reading into the rise of the romance novel

On Saturday, 13 Mass. bookstores will participate in the first national Bookstore Romance Day, a way “to strengthen the relationships between bookstores and the romance community.”

Book Review

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk explores the reaches of one woman’s isolation

The main character’s passions and pet peeves come through loud and clear in “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead.”


For Jess Row, a long read is time well spent

The author discusses his new book of essays with Gish Jen on Aug. 15 at Harvard Bookstore

The story behind the book

Historically speaking, the kids are alright

Ronald C. Rosbottom chronicles a whole generation of Parisian youth, mostly ages 15 to 25, who made up the core of the early resistance against the Nazi occupation during World War II.