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Michelle Obama's new journal guides fans to write their own 'Becoming'

The former first lady follows up her memoir "Becoming" with the release of a guided journal complete with writing prompts.


5 books not to miss: 'Anonymous' Trump book, 'A Warning;' 'The Confession Club;' 'Strange Planet'

An anonymous senior Trump administration official sounds the alarm in "A Warning," and David Baldacci thrills with his latest Atlee Pine book.


Profiles in Thinking About Courage: inside ‘A Warning’ by Anonymous

A WARNING By Anonymous. Twelve. 259 pp. $30 There is a good reason the anonymous Trump administration official who published an opinion essay in the New Y...


Searching for the man behind the legend of Charlemagne

Medieval scholar Janet L. Nelson illuminates the warrior-king who profoundly shaped Europe.


In ‘Get a Life, Chloe Brown,’ a woman transforms her Earl Grey life into something bolder

Talia Hibbert’s contemporary British romance is a steamy, funny page-turner.


Simple and salty: 'Son of Havana' by Luis Tiant

In "Son of Havana," Luis Tiant, with the help of Newton native Saul Wisnia, reveals the essence of one of professional baseball's most colorful pitchers, a four-time 20-game winner who commanded the mound for five major-league teams, including the Boston Red Sox from 1971 to 1978.Tiant pulls no pitches - his language is simple, salty, detailed on the racist slurs he endured in the South (and at times in Massachusetts), and brimming with the Cuban exile’s secret sauce: He [...]


Revealing journeys through Mexico’s ‘hard-up hinterland’

Paul Theroux encounters poverty and violence, kindness and hospitality, pride and melancholy.


An ambitious lawyer, a stepfather with mob ties and the death of Jimmy Hoffa

Jack Goldsmith digs into the union leader’s disappearance, in which his stepfather was a leading suspect.


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