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LOCAL BESTSELLERS

Local bestsellers for the week ending March 29

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

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Remembering Tomie dePaola, whose award-winning children’s books provoked, comforted, and endured

When I heard Tomie dePaola had died this week, the news came as a shock to me. This was a different kind of death, not part of the daily numbers. I had to sit down and process it.

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Lighting a path, online book launches, new poetry

A single book is like a candle trying to light the night. A whole mass of books together though, brings the possibility of a mighty blaze.

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Tom Perrotta on ‘The Leftovers’ and how we behave in times of fear and loss

His 2011 book was about the aftermath of a world-changing loss when 2 percent of the planet’s human beings vanished inexplicably in one day.

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Hilary Mantel on re-reading

Hilary Mantel’s new novel, “The Mirror and the Light,” brings to a close her Thomas Cromwell trilogy. The novelist talked with the Globe about what she's reading (and re-reading) lately.

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Love and fury in West Texas

“Valentine” is an angry novel, a blast of feminist outrage against a toxic culture that breeds racism and violence against women as readily as the babies most of its female characters bore before they were old enough to vote.

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‘Too Much’ draws a direct line from Victorian to contemporary restraints on women

Author Rachel Vorona Cote takes a historic look at feminine excess.

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‘I Want You to Know We’re Still Here’ is a memoir of heartbreak and horror

There are heartbreaking moments in Esther Safran Foer’s “post-Holocaust memoir” about her obsessive quest to uncover the details of her immigrant parents’ Holocaust history. How could there not be?