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BOOK REVIEW

Nighttime logic rules the realm of the resurrected in Kelly Link’s debut novel, ‘The Book of Love’

The Pulitzer Prize finalist and acclaimed short story writer fills her opus with the joys and terrors of both magic and the mundane.

BIBLIOPHILES

Hisham Matar on why your bed is ‘the most novel-like space’ to read in

The Pulitzer-nominated author of "The Return" finds the bed metaphoric.

STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

Gretchen Sisson advocates for centering birth parents and their needs as an adoption alternative

In her new book, the sociologist notes "how poorly women are served by adoption."

BOOK REVIEW

Risk, survival, and the risks of survival in ‘Dixon, Descending,’ Karen Outen’s tale of summiting Mount Everest

A pair of African American brothers takes a wild chance on immortality.

BOOKS

Local bestsellers for the week ended Feb. 11

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

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS

Book lovers celebrated in new history of Bryn Mawr Book Store; MIT Press 2024 grantees announced; and more

A weekly digest of literary news from around the region

BOOKINGS

Author readings around Boston through Feb. 24

Kelly Link, Leslie Jamison, Edwin Hill, Casey Sherman, and Laurence Ralph will be among the authors appearing at local bookstores and venues this week

BOOKS

For Hank Phillippi Ryan, serendipity is a power for good, in writing and life

The award-winning mystery writer believes in the power of randomness.