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  • E-reader: A sweet chemistry powers Dear Sugar

    E-reader: A sweet chemistry powers Dear Sugar
    Dear Sugar Radio, 40-60 minute episodes, WBUR free The beloved advice column Dear Sugar is back — this time as a podcast. Cheryl Strayed, of "Wild" fame, and Steve Almond (collectively "The Sugars") both wrote for the column in its heyday on...
  • New in paperbacks: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' by Joshua Ferris, more

    New in paperbacks: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' by Joshua Ferris, more
    To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris, Back Bay, 340 pages, $16 Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this novel follows Paul O'Rourke, a man of contradictions: a dentist with a nicotine habit; a Red Sox fan dissatisfied with their recent...
  • Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw

    Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw
    Author Michael Mewshaw has parlayed his decadeslong acquaintance with novelist and essayist Gore Vidal into a slender volume that describes, in scabrous detail, Vidal's numerous failings as a writer and human being and pitilessly charts his long, slow,...
  • Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro
    If I had to nominate one novel from the last 50 years for preservation, it would be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro.  It’s probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of “Infinite Jest”...
  • Review: 'World Gone By' by Dennis Lehane

    Review: 'World Gone By' by Dennis Lehane
    “I ... love being a gangster!” says Rico, one of the lower-level crime bosses in Dennis Lehane's terrific “World Gone By.” Now, there's something you never hear the gloomy dons in “The Godfather” and “The...
  • James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries

    James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries
    James Patterson is one of the most famous authors in the world, with more than 100 books (at least one of which explodes) to his name. He's becoming just as well known in the publishing world for his philanthropy, after giving well more than $1 million to...
  • Review: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom

    Review: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom
    Psychiatrist Irv Yalom is 83. I call him Irv because that's what he asks his psychiatric patients to call him. I picture him as a sprightly firecracker of a guy, tooling around San Francisco on his bicycle, stopping into the City Lights bookstore near...
  • Review: 'Hush Hush' by Laura Lippman

    Review: 'Hush Hush' by Laura Lippman
    In "The Girl in the Green Raincoat," Laura Lippman's 2011 novella, private detective Tess Monaghan is being held hostage by her pregnancy. She's in the third trimester, on bed rest for pre-eclampsia and, much like the photographer in Alfred Hitchcock's...
  • Erik Larson on 'Dead Wake'

    Erik Larson on 'Dead Wake'
    Best known for "The Devil in the White City," his best-seller about the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the serial killer H.H. Holmes, Erik Larson has made a career of bringing half-remembered history to vivid, vibrant life. Using a narrative strategy...
  • Reviews: 'Saturday Night Live: The Book,' '75 Years of Marvel Comics'

    Reviews: 'Saturday Night Live: The Book,' '75 Years of Marvel Comics'
    If I were the president of the world, Taschen, the fittingly German publisher of monolithic art books that manage to be simultaneously intimidating, terrifically obsessive, gorgeously produced and breathtakingly gaudy, would have the rights to publish...
  • Review: 'Lacy Eye' by Jessica Treadway

    Review: 'Lacy Eye' by Jessica Treadway
    While her older sister excelled on the athletic fields, in classrooms and at parties, Dawn was that girl who just never quite fit in. Maybe it was her amblyopia,the condition otherwise known as lazy eye, but maybe there was something more going on? That...