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‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ recalls when decency and courage triumphed

A.J. Baime’s well-paced new book remembers the 1948 presidential election.

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Bibliophiles: Brit Bennett on bookstores, book clubs, and reading for beauty

In Brit Bennett’s new novel, “The Vanishing Half,” identical twin sisters run away at 16 to two very different lives and racial identities.

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Finding strength during a violent epidemic in ‘Survivor Song’

Paul Tremblay’s novel should come with a disclaimer: This story is fiction, and any similarity to the life you have lived since March is purely coincidental.

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

A radical roadmap, new medical memoir, and grants and fellowships awarded

A radical roadmap, new medical memoir, and grants and fellowships awarded.

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Lacy Crawford’s memoir tells of a long-buried crime at St. Paul’s School

Lacy Crawford’s story is as common as a housefly. As a 15-year-old girl, she was sexually assaulted. Two older male students at St. Paul’s, the elite boarding school Crawford attended at the time, lured her to their room.

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Gail Caldwell on friendship, feminism, and survival

“Bright Precious Thing” is a memoir that began as a series of essays.

LOCAL BESTSELLERS

Local bestsellers for the week ending June 28

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

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On Poetry, Politics, and Candy Crush

In “Pelosi,” longtime political reporter Molly Ball charts the path that led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to become one of the most powerful people in American politics.