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Local bestsellers for the week ending 11/3

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

Greater Boston author readings Nov. 10-16

A weekly calendar of literary events.

BOOK REVIEW

Mary Gaitskill reads between the blurred lines in ‘This Is Pleasure’

The slimness of Gaitskill's nuanced novella about a #MeToo incident in the publishing world belies its incendiary content.

BIBLIOPHILES

Jhumpa Lahiri on reading across continents and cultures

Amy Sutherland talks books with Jhumpa Lahiri, editor of “The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories," who will discuss the anthology on Nov. 21 at Mount Holyoke College.

NAMES

Keeping ‘A Very Hungry Caterpillar’ well fed

Penguin Random House has announced that its Penguin Young Readers division is buying Eric Carle LLC.

BOOK REVIEW

With ‘On Swift Horses,’ Shannon Pufahl comes roaring out of the gates

Pufahl explores the hazards of desire in her bold debut novel.

‘Pain’ author Zeruya Shalev is unafraid of the dark

Zeruya Shalev will discuss her new book with novelist Lauren Groff at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Boston Public Library.

Maddow does the dirty work of digging into Big Oil in ‘Blowout’

MSNBC television host Rachel Maddow delivers an account of international intrigue, high finance, low characters, and outrageous legal and illegal acts that put the global economy and Western democracy at grave risk.